Brandon Ballengée, Cody Blocker, Thom Wheeler Castillo, Xavier Cortada, Department of Reflection by Misael Soto, Hughen/Starkweather, Jay Nelson, Pekka Niittyvirta + Timo Aho
Futurescape Miami: Skyline to Shoreline, 2019
Shipping containers, mixed media
Presented by FACEBOOK ART DEPARTMENT
The artists whose work is featured in the Facebook Art Department's Monuments project Futurescape Miami: Skyline to Shoreline invite visitors to consider the idea of ‘futurescape’ as one that encompasses an increasing consideration of the impact of sea level rise and shifting shorelines on urban environments. Finnish artists Pekka Niittyvirta and Timo Aho have installed lines of light on and around FB Art Dept's South Beach activation space as a visual warning of the long-term effects of climate change on the landscape. San Francisco-based artists Hughen/Starkweather have created research-based abstract artworks that reference past and future climate-related events, and the respective practices of Miami-based artists Thom Wheeler Castillo, Xavier Cortada, and Misael Soto address the global climate crisis through participatory activations, installations, and performances. Other projects featured are by Louisiana-based artist and scientist Brandon Ballengée, past Facebook artist in residence Jay Nelson, and Facebook designers in residence Cody Blocker and Sean Suchara. Learn more at futurescapemiami.splashthat.com.