© Courtesy the artist


Amy Balkin

First, our idea of the sky must be reconciled with what we do in it. Our actions there mapped and charted. The sky itself must be woven into the fabric of our societal sense of place. 
Megan Prelinger – Charting the Sky on The Atmosphere Guide


The Atmosphere: A Guide is a poster-essay depicting various human influences on the sky and their accumulated traces, whether chemical, narrative, spatial, or political. Visually referencing the Cloud Code Chart, another interpretive aid for looking up, the Guide visualises some ways humans occupy present, past, and future atmospheres, from sea level to the exosphere.

Amy Balkin (US)
(°1967, Baltimore)

Amy Balkin is a San Francisco-based artist who mixes conceptual art, performative interventions, online media, historical research, and political activism. Her projects propose a reconstituted commons, considering legal borders and systems, environmental justice, and the sharing of common-pool resources in the context of climate change. Balkin studied painting, video, and sculpture at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is a graduate from Stanford University. 

Charting the Sky by Megan Prelinger. Thanks to: Susan Schwartzenberg, Peter Richards, Josh On, Elizabeth Terzakis, Kevin Boyd, Mary Miller, Sebastian Martin, and The Exploratorium, San Francisco

9 - 21 Feb 2016



Opening 9 Feb 19:30 – 23:00

10 -21 Feb

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