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What world opens up to us when we think of our bodies as a site for “attuned sensing”?

 Nerea Calvillo, “Political airs: From monitoring to attuned sensing pollution,” in Social Studies of Science Vol. 48, Issue 3 (2018).

28° North and Parallel Weathers is a collection of weather reports that allow us to imagine the possibilities of artists as peripatetic and affective weather keepers. 

Here, artists emerge as weather reporters, forecasters, geologists, and limnologists. 

By engaging with the multiplicities of water as a coefficient of weather, the works in the exhibition probe us to think about who embodies weather, its trans-nationalities and shared histories in response to our climate realities. 

The exhibition brings together artistic practices where diaristic recordkeeping, deep and shallow listening, meteorological research, data visualisation and designing curriculum emerge as methods to trace disappearing rivers, bear witness to stories of resistance, and counter-map landscapes through localised and embodied understanding of the weather. 

The practices stand as measures of watery affects, as weather phenomena— moisture, flooding, thawing, aridity, thirst and hypoxia, among others—in the face of the climate crisis. Here, weather stations become itinerant and durational observatories that amplify our understanding of weather, and connect artists and lived experiences of weather. 

The projects of the 28° North Parallel have been commissioned by the Khoj International Artists’ Association. Khoj’s participation in World Weather Network is supported by the British Council’s Creative Commissions for Climate Action, a global programme exploring climate change through art, science and digital technology. 

The 28° North & Parallel Weathers exhibition is supported by the Takshila Educational Society, India and the British Council’s Creative Commissions for Climate Action.


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