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.
History of the Future
Full Title: A History of the Future Dates: 2005-2006 Artists: Susannah Sayler and Edward Morris (Sayler / Morris). Exhibition History (partial): HAZEL WOLF GALLERY OF THE DAVID BROWER CENTER, Berkeley, CA, Canary Project: Art / Act Award, 2016 LUBIN HO– USE, New York, NY, A History of the Future: The New Landscape of Climate Change, 2014 LEGION ARTS, Cedar Rapids, IA,Trouble the Water, 2013 NEVADA M– USEUM OF ART, Reno, NV, The Canary Project, 2012 KUNSTHAL M– USEUM, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Sweet & Salt: Water and the Dutch, 2012 M– USEUM 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 M– USEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY, Cleveland, OH, The Canary Project, 2008 M– USEUM OF SCIENCE + INDUSTRY, Chicago, IL, The Canary Project, 2007 SHEEHAN GALLERY, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA, The Canary Project, 2007 EVERSON M– USEUM OF ART, Syracuse, NY, The Canary Project, 2006 M– USEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART/DENVER, Denver, CO, This Is Global What Warming Looks Like, 2006 (Bus Ads) Grants and Support (Partial List): Rockefeller Family & Associates, Karl Kister and Mary Caulkins (Niger), Dave Caulkins, Jamie Berger (China), Charles and Jane Klein Family Fund (Peru), 2041 and Gilonne d’Origny (Antarctica), Hiscock & Barclay and The Compton Foundation.