MAYBE IT'S THE WEATHER by Various Artists
150 x 210mm, 89 pages, Colour printing, Perfect Bound, Softcover, 2018
‘‘Maybe it’s the weather’ brings together the works of Ana Victoria Bruno (Argentinian Italian, based Iceland), Shannon Calcott (Australia), Liam Colgan (Australia) Sophie Durand (Australian, based Iceland) Ýmir Grönvold (Iceland) Juliane Foronda (Canada), Mark Ferkul (Canada), Bronte Jones (Australian based in Scotland), Natasha Lall (UK), Patricia Carolina (Mexico, based Iceland), Holly White (UK) and Lieselotte Vloeberghs (Belgium) as a small curated conversation.
The selected works in the book have been produced in response to and as a means of understanding the processes/effects of interpersonal relationships, longing and lusting to fulfil a fantasy, and an overwhelming desire for love and intimacy; and align with the thematics and ideas of this. It’s about fancied ideas of love, longing to long or wanting to be in a space where something could/have be[en] or really just wanting experiences and the situation to be a little nicer. It’s about being in the world and how we perceive our experiences and the ways in which we can endeavour to [forge] connect[ions] and make things better through simple process and gestures.
The moments presented in the book perseverate: repeat and prolong actions, thoughts, or utterances after the stimulus that prompted them have ceased. But maybe it’s ok, maybe it’s the weather, nobody cares forever.’
The publication emerged from conversations around producing a zine for the exhibition of the same title currently showing at Cool Change Contemporary (Perth Australia). The exhibition features works by Sophie Durand, Natasha Lall and Brontë Jones.’