The Smallest Measure

The Smallest Measure

This exhibition explores the concept of slow climate emergencies.

Slow emergencies are “defined by forms of harm and damage that are not punctual and acute but rather occur ‘gradually and out of sight’” (Anderson, 2019). The Smallest Measure explores the concept of slow climate emergencies: changes in air quality and in human and non-human health are interdependent, yet the slow and violent effects of climate change and global warming are treated as if they are yet to come or may never arrive.

The Smallest Measure surveys the rigorous and long-term work done by CSIRO and Bureau of Meteorology scientists at the Cape Grim Baseline Air Pollution Station in Tasmania’s North-West and CSIRO’s research laboratory in Aspendale, Victoria. The Smallest Measure is a call to action.

The Smallest Measure is a solo show by Jessie Boylan presented in association with CLIMARTE: Arts for a safe climate.

Image: The Air Archive at the CSIRO’s Aspendale Research Laboratory, Victoria, 2020. Photographer: Jessie Boylan



Counihan Gallery
Moreland City Council
Phone: 9389 8622

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