This work was commissioned for ‘Easterly Winds’ curated by Magda Bellotti. The show linked Gibraltar and Cadiz in a regional connection at the Palacio de la Diputación, Cadiz.
The multi-media work titled Meteorologies was created for three of the set of six vitrines at the Palacio de La Diputación. The vitrines were originally designed for the drawings of the Spanish botanist and priest José Celestino Mutis (1732-1808) who was born in Cadiz and whose work was honoured with an extensive exhibition in 2008. The vitrines were in storage and used occasionally for displays.
Meteorologies was published as a small artist’s publication which is dense in its references and connections. The multi-media installation expanded the writing and CD audio in the publication to the vitrines opening up the connections with new prints and adding materials for the vitrines. The vitrines included books, especially produced prints, album photographs, maps and quotes from the writing blown up as wall texts. The audio CD (21 minutes) which is part of the small publication played on audio player on headphones.
Meteorologies is part of a cycle of works which share a Mediterranean geography and the small region around Gibraltar and the Straits. The cycle maps an intersubjective geography filtered through ephemeral materials, music, scripts, cinema, photographs, novels and writing. Versions of this ongoing cycle have been made for other exhibitions.
Easterly Winds, Palacio de la Diputación, Cadiz, 2019
“…and the figtrees in the Alameda gardens”, The Garrison Library, Gibraltar, 2013
Subjective Maps/Disappearances, National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik, 2013