Standard Deviation · 2017-2019
For Standard Deviation I have been looking at the science behind climate change through the perspective of those working in the field.
I approached this project by thinking about science from a positivist perspective and questioning the technical and philosophical devices associated with the scientific method. I have been looking at science and scientific research as this place where the natural and physical world is comprehensively — obsessively — observed, measured, classified and ordered in the name of surveillance and climate data modelling. Throughout this project I have come to develop a strong collaboration with both local and international scientists working in Cabo Verde and was able to grasp a tip of the entanglements and contradictions associated with climate change-related scientific research. In the process, I came to understand that error plays a crucial part in illuminating the path to knowledge and focused my approach in the most humanising and intimate aspects of science, where failure, improvisation or “unimpossibility” are most visible.
Part of the exhibition Currents Shift, Le Château d’Eau, Toulouse, France
22 May – 23 June 2019
Curator Jon Uriarte
with Diogo Bento, Cihad Caner, Garrett Grove, Dries Lips, Marie Lukasiewicz, Jessica Wolfelsperger