NEW SCIENCE GALLERY, DUBLIN
What’s the difference between a collapse, a downfall, and a downright apocalypse? How will it all end, and why do we love to wonder? Ice or fire, zombies or bombs? Out with a bang or a whimper? And can we do anything to stop the decline?
The Science Gallery in Dublin is located on the ground of Trinity College. It is an independent non-profit gallery and the world’s first university-linked network dedicated to public engagement with science and art. The gallery occupies two floors with a coffee shop, gift shop and an auditorium for lectures. I try to visit the gallery few times a year, the exhibitions are always very educational at the same time the viewer is asked a lot of questions. You can always get a full explanation from dedicated students involved in the show at the time. The gallery also offers lectures on various scientific topics.
In Case of Emergency is the most recent exhibition which is nearly coming to an end. I like the innovative and interactive way the facts are presented. Made a short recording of it, the display unit is a book with a projected images.
Wall covered with clocks showing specific times around the world as an expression of political and historical events such as nuclear weapon tests, revolutions, massive changes. Took a photo of the one that felt the most personal.
Minutes to midnight: 10
Difference from the previous setting: -4
European countries like Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Romania free themselves from Soviet control with no resistance or retaliation by Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev. In late 1989, the Berlin Walls falls, symbolically ending the Cold War.
FRAMEWORKS OF ABSENCE
Artist: Brandon Ballengee
VOYAGE ON THE PLANET
Artist: Chiu Chih
THE CHINESE ‘DUST BOWL’
Artist: Benoit Aquin
SERIES OF DRAWINGS IN CHALLENGING SITUATIONS
Artist: Colin Matthes
THE END OF ‘THE END OF HISTORY’
Artist: Rodrigo Lebrun
Words coming out from those visuals projects will give you chills. Summary of the world we live in today. It helps to understand our confusion. The macroeconomic, social and financial emergency – can we do anything to stop the decline?