June 26-29, 2017, Kampala, Uganda—We presented Child’s Play: Climate Change through the Eyes of Children, at the 11th Community-Based Adaptation Conference hosted by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED). It was fantastic to wrap up my art residency with Plan International. I’m really grateful to have presented the works by the children from all three of my workshops in Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines.
Some of the paper architecture made by children and youth from the Future Resilient Communities workshop
The Climatoscopes, Child’s Play edition
For this edition of The Climatoscope, I didn’t do the photos—the kids did! What are places in your communities that need to adapt to climate change?
The Ephemeral Marvels Perfume Store! This time, the kids made their own perfumes. I reproduced them from the recipes they gave me at the end of the workshops.
Storm Globes shows kids’ sculptures of things in their communities that are vulnerable to climate change.
Deepest thanks to Kimberly Junmookda, Plan International (especially the Indonesia, Thailand, and Philippines offices!), and the Federal Ministry for Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety Germany (BMUB).
Indonesia—Last April 7th, I was in Lewoleba, a city in the whaling island of Lembata, Indonesia to hold an art workshop with youth courtesy of Plan International, with whom I am currently a residency artist. We did Smell Walks, drawing workshops, a competition to build a resilient country, etc. An exhibition will be held in June after I do this in two more countries, so stay tuned!
Artist intro with my awesome translator, Evvy!
Explaining their resilient country
I wrote an article about four years of The Apocalypse Project for Imperica Magazine, an arts and tech publication based in Oxford, UK. Grab a copy online, or check out the full text of my piece, The Apocalypse Project: Investigating Cities and Climate Change through Art and Science, on the project website.
Thanks and abrazos to my Colombian family at Casa Tres Patios who featured The Sewer Soaperie in their publication, Conocimiento: Arte / Ciencia / Trascendencia — Funciones y Roles! The project is featured on pages 20-22. You can read the rest of the beautifully designed issue here.
Saturday, September 17, 2016, 6 pm
September 17 to October 14, 2016
1335Mabini presents The Apocalypse Project: Urban Harvest, a solo exhibition by Catherine Sarah Young from 17 September to 14 October 2016.
The show explores potential futures under climate change through various forms including photographs, sculptures as well as soap and olfactory artworks crafted from unique saponification and distillation processes developed by the artist. The Apocalypse Project is an interdisciplinary platform that began in 2013 during Young’s art-science residency at the Singapore-ETH Zurich Future Cities Laboratory and has since then been showcased in several cities internationally. Featured in the upcoming exhibition are new pieces from some of Young’s ongoing projects (Climate Change Couture, The Ephemeral Marvels Perfume Store, and The Sewer Soaperie) and are a result of her month-long residency in Medellin, Colombia, held at arts organizations Casa Tres Patios and Platohedro, and supported by Arts Collaboratory and the Ministry of Culture of Colombia.
From the 1335Mabini website. Thanks guys!
Climate Change Couture Kids
Shot on location at Buenos Aires, Medellin, Colombia
This shoot was made possible by Platohedro and Casa Tres Patios, where I did a residency supported by Arts Collaboratory and the Ministry of Culture of Colombia.