Shapeshifting & the Impossibility of Weathered Wood

Shapeshifting & the Impossibility of Weathered Wood

Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden, Germany

23. September 2021 – 19. December 2021


Shapeshifting & the Impossibility of Weathered Wood is an expanded video exhibition where the working ways of How Clouds are Formed are applied. It takes its title from an earlier performance where a wooden structure moves through different sites while adopting different forms that are influenced by the impact of humans, animals and most significantly the weather. The exhibition investigates the ways in which we perceive and think to know. It encourages to question the things and movements surrounding us to perhaps find alternative ways to contemplate them.

“How Clouds are Formed is a developing body of work that offers an alternative reading of geographical and social climates through weather and whether instruments. Research-based yet still speculative, Jackie Karuti sounds out the boundaries of knowledge and science to ultimately ponder how movements, motions, things or (natural) phenomena happen and whether we can intervene in them and to possibly find answers on how clouds are formed and why things condense and dissolve again.”


Photo by: Christian Lauer