"Air is Not Free" Curated by Nurhan Gokturk at The Front

Curated by Nurhan Gokturk

Terreform ONE, Mitchell Joachim, Nurhan Gokturk

It is said that early cave dwellers considered the atmosphere to be an invisibly thin layer of lampblack where marks could be inscribed in its soot from fires and flames. When the soot in the caves became too much to bear, they left those hollows and entered the natural world. As our own natural world has been irreparably damaged from carbon emissions, we place ourselves in an increasingly uncertain environmental future. We present objects that document the current conditions of the planet through living material, accept the inevitable and prepare for the aftermath with a post carbon city-state using digital fabrication and computation, and finally map the historical output of carbon through drawings and direct transfers.

October 13- November 4, 2018