Sulptures – Possible Worlds
Possible Worlds is an exhibition of five homes from our possible futures. Knowing that we face a future impacted by climate change, rising sea levels and other environmental disasters, pandemics and pollution, how will individual people and families respond? In these scale models, I imagine five different coping strategies.
Possible Worlds consists of five miniature homes whose unusual structures respond to catastrophic possible future worlds. Also 15 watercolour and ink on paper drawings illustrate the designs. The buildings include lighting inside the miniature dwellings and single channel video loops play on mini TV’s or surveillance monitors housed inside the structures. The videos are implied narratives about the people who live in them.
A home built to withstand tsunamis, tornadoes and other natural disasters. Home for a Rich industrialist protecting their own interests. The video playing on the television inside shows a news reporter standing in a snowy prairie landscape describing the chaos unfolding as people flock to the prairies to escape the natural disaster zones.
Interior view of living room space
Underground bunker with solarium, gas masks and other protective clothing, sleeping and bathroom facilities. Video monitor in hallway warns inhabitants to continue to be vigilant in protecting themselves from viruses.
Detail of storage area and video monitor.
A tower in the middle of a forest is converted into a safe haven for those who believe the end of the world has come. Camouflaged with creeping vines and graffiti the building is a self sustaining living space with a recycling system. The video inside the main floor plays the video diary of a man who seems to be one of the last people on earth with his family. He discovers the building and describes what he calls the "hoarders" storage.
Detail through main entrance.