Glacial, Icecap and Permafrost Melting XXXVI: Bellingshausen Base, King George Island, Antarctica, 2008 Archival Pigment Print, 40x50Illges Gallery, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA, 2010Illges Gallery, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA, 2010Glacial, Icecap and Permafrost Melting XLVII: Cordillera Blanca, Peru, 2008, Archival Pigment Print, 40x50Double Blind Billboard Project, Columbus, GA, 2010 (Collaboration with Hannah Israel / Illges Gallery.)Double Blind Billboard Project, Columbus, GA, 2010 (Collaboration with Hannah Israel / Illges Gallery.)Glacial, Icecap and Permafrost Melting XXXVI: Antarctica, 2008, 2008, Archival Pigment Print, 40x50SoFA Gallery, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 2009SoFA Gallery, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 2009Adaptation and Mitigation LIX: Water Storage, Lake Paron, Peru, 2008, Archival Pigment Print, 40x50Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA, 2009 Clifford Gallery, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY, 2008Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland, OH, 2008Sheehan Gallery, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA, 2007Rising Sea Level XV: Venice, Italy, 2006, Archival Pigment Print, 40x50This Is Global What Warming Looks Like Bus Ads, Denver, CO, 2006 (Collaboration with Museum of Contemporary Art/Denver.)

A History of the Future

website: history-of-the-future.com

Photographs of landscapes where scientists are studying the present impacts of climate change, vulnerability to future impacts and/or attempts to mitigate and adapt. The photographs are exhibited in diverse venues, including: science and art museums, the sides of buses, billboards, city halls, school presentations, galleries, magazines, NGO publications, etc. Standard exhibition size is 40×50 (at which size they are also editioned). Often the photographs are displayed along with archival images, contextual research, installation elements and other media. To date, we have photographed 14 locations. We are returning to several of these locations (Peru, The Netherlands, New Orleans, Niger) for more in-depth studies. The meaning of the images depends on their context within a larger discourse about climate change – a discourse with many registers: scientific, journalistic, activist and artistic. In the aggregate, the photographs form an archive and can be positioned as evidence. Viewed individually, the images form a blank stare.

2005 – ongoing

Artists:

Susannah Sayler in collaboration with Edward Morris.

Exhibition History (partial):

NEVADA MUSEUM OF ART, Reno, NV, The Canary Project, 2012

KUNSTHAL MUSEUM, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Sweet & Salt: Water and the Dutch, 2012

MUSEUM BELVEDERE, Heerenveen, The Netherlands, Tera Cognita, 2012

EXIT ART, New York, NY, The Tragedy of Beauty, 2010

ILGES GALLERY, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA, Double Blind, 2010

HAGEDORN FOUNDATION GALLERY, Atlanta GA, Earthworks, 2010

SOFA GALLERY, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, Canary Project Works on Climate Change 2006-2009, 2009

HARVARD UNIVERSITY GRADUATE SCHOOL OF DESIGN, Cambridge, MA, Terminus, 2009

CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY, Cleveland, OH, The Canary Project, 2008

MUSEUM OF SCIENCE + INDUSTRY, Chicago, IL, The Canary Project, 2007

SHEEHAN GALLERY, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA, The Canary Project, 2007

EVERSON MUSEUM OF ART, Syracuse, NY, The Canary Project, 2006

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART/DENVER, Denver, CO, This Is Global What Warming Looks Like, 2006 (Bus Ads)