The Forecast was the project that Kelsey Miller developed during her ´acePIRAR Production Residency, and what she presented in the July 19th, 2017 ´aceNITE titled Pliego. An installation in the Transversal Space that addresses issues of power, communication, censorship and information management in reference to climate change. Miller is an artist concerned with these issues and particularly affected in these times by the new policies and positions that her country has taken with respect to global warming. For the same reason, for the development of the installation, she carried collected news from the North American and Argentine newspapers related to the subject.
When one goes through the installation, you encounter works that seem to have the news (texts and images) erased, completely censored or burned by the light. As one moves on, an in crescendo is generated towards stronger greys that give us the impression of being able to access the information more clearly but this turns out to be only a (false) illusion since the words are overlapped, scratched, crossed out, so that communication is not possible either. The third and last section confronts us with a new frustration of our decodification impulse since the black planes prohibit any traditional reading of what the news would be. An installation that as all works of art, refuses to communicate explicitly but allows us to reflect deeply on the fragmentary access we have to facts, manipulation and the never innocent distribution of information.