'Summon Wind, Call for Rain, Disperse Fog', is a series of installations by Esther Kokmeijer that are part of her ongoing research project Because we Meet. This trilogy, focusing on the human ambition to control nature and to collaborate with it, can be understood according to the three phases of water: ice, water and vapor.
In MU’s containers, Kokmeijer has captured natural phenomena such as fog and wind in sculptural installations. Enchantingly beautiful – but not just that: some installations also have practical purposes, such as helping to forecast the weather.
Kokmeijer hopes to present the outcome of her entire study in 2018-2019, at various locations in a traveling exhibition. In the meantime, parts of her research will already come to life, not only to enchant the audience, but also to contribute to the research as a whole. Weather or Not #6: Summon Wind, Call for Rain, Disperse Fog, is one of these interim exhibitions offering a peek into the process.
For her work, Esther Kokmeijer (Rotterdam & Beijing) is traveling a great deal of the time; these travels often are an essential part of the work. During her wanderings, Kokmeijer examines topographical and political boundaries, climatological phenomena and geographic measurement systems.
The installations presented in the MU containers at Strijp-S evolved during a research into weather modification projects in China, that was made possible by the Mondriaan Fund.
Special Equinox closing event on Sunday, March 20, 16.00-17.00h
When February 20 - March 20, 2016
Open Thursday & Friday 10.00 - 18.00h, Sat 11.00 - 17.00h, Sun 13.00 - 17.00h
Where Plug In City, Strijp-S, across Onder De Leidingstraat