Cloud Crash

20 Oct 2016 – 3 Feb 2017

Regular hours

10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00

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For Cape Farewell’s Lovelock Art Commission at the Museum of Science & Industry, internationally acclaimed Paris-based artists HeHe, are inspired by climate scientist James Lovelock and ground-breaking science from the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) to bring atmospheric science to life.


In these new pieces, HeHe – Helen Evans and Heiko Hansen – depict micro-climates, pollution and artificially engineered clouds in provocative new contexts, blurring the boundaries between the natural and the man-made. The three pieces ask us to consider society’s role in environmental destabilisation, and prompt ways forward to a cleaner, healthier future. These artworks complement NERC’s Into The Blue campaign, a series of showcase events in the Northwest throughout October that celebrate the environmental science we live and breathe.

The exhibition includes three artworks – Airbag, a micro-climate; Burnout, a manufactured airspace and  Diamonds In The Sky, a sky of artificially engineered clouds. This is a headline event for Manchester Science Festival 2016, free and open to all and runs until 3rd February 2017 at Manchester's Museum of Science and Industry.

Cloud Crash: Preview

Internationally acclaimed Paris-based artists HeHe – Helen Evans and Heiko Hansen- recipients of the Cape Farewell Lovelock Art Commission, present a special viewing of their new work Cloud Crash.

The bar will be open as HeHe discuss how their installations offer a cultural response to James Lovelock’s work and his Gaia Hypothesis, while scientists from the Natural Environment Research Council reveal their latest research into atmospherics.

Cloud Crash: Artist tours

Join artists HeHe on a journey to discover their three artworks Airbag, Burnout and Diamonds In The Sky, which form Cloud Crash, Cape Farewell’s Lovelock Art Commission, responding to the Gaia hypothesis and human impacts on the planet.

Saturday 22 October 2016,
12:00pm - 12:30pm

Saturday 22 October 2016,
2:00pm - 2:30pm

Saturday 22 October 2016,
4:00pm - 4:30pm



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Cape Farewell

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