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How Clouds are Formed


14. – 21. November
12:00 – 17:00*


between the 14. - 21. november aerial hosted How Clouds are Formed, a site-specific installation by jackie karuti.

opening sunday 14. november 14:00 – 17:00 with a conversation between emilie wright and aerial resident audrey hurd, they discussed the process behind building the instrument in the installation, as well as process oriented and social art practices.


[image of a drawing planning mechanical devices and video]

for the installation at aerial, jackie karuti has developed a new weather instrument that is a part of a developing body of work, How Clouds are Formed (2019 –). the work is assembled in many parts and across different locations using objects, spare parts and movements. it is presented at aerial with video and a set of mechanical actions, where a motor converts electrical energy into mechanical energy.

the installation is a part of the BEK symposium The Only Lasting Truth is Change, that takes places between september - november 2021. it is assembled by artist emilie wright, following drawings, sketches, and instructions, produced by jackie karuti while developing another version of the weather instrument in nairobi.


[image of mechanical device with cardboard rotating wheel and light attached]


[image of a mechanical device inclosed in clear perspex box, person leaning on the table]


images: jackie karuti
graphic design: vera gomes