Definition: The Heat Death of the universe, also known as the Big Chill or Big Freeze, is a conjecture on the ultimate fate of the universe, which suggests the universe would evolve to a state of no thermodynamic free energy and would therefore be unable to sustain processes that increase entropy.
For this show the term Heat Death felt ironically appropriate, since our potential doom manifests in Earth’s rising temperatures, while the doom of the universe will be in the reverse.
Some of the works in this show cynically embrace our plastic present, others are made as reminders of Earth friendly alt futures, and some are metaphors for collapsing under the pressure of historically neglected responsibilities.
These works were created under an umbrella of climate anxiety. Feeling like a powerless observer as industrial consumption pushes us towards environmental collapse. But why not try and have fun? After all, there’s no use in crying over spilled milk.
Photos of the show were taken by Matthew Pevear while installed at Dateline Gallery.
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