Meteorology Meets Fortune Telling at the “Weather Center for the Apocalypse”

07/28/2017

For the last couple of years, Amelia Marzec has been working on a project that points out how weather predictions don’t just affect the outdoors, they also influence culture and the sense of community needed to overcome natural disasters. Her project, Weather Center for the Apocalypse, combines DIY scientific processes with divination methods like astrology to make holistic predictions that take environmental, spiritual, and cultural influences into account. “It creates…

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Elemental Portraits Peel Back the Layers of Racial Identity

07/28/2017

The name of Lauren Machen’s premiere art photography series was almost Finally. As in, “I am finally addressing something that is at the very core of my being,” states the artist, who has previously worked in art direction for musicians such as St. Vincent and Rihanna. “Finally because a lot of subtle racism that people of color have had to struggle [with] are bubbling to the surface. People who aren’t…

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