Brno, Czech Republic
19. 12. 2018 – 2. 2. 2019
Mostly cloudy, rarely clear sky especially in the afternoon. Higher temperatures 0/2 °C. Light southeast wind. Sunrise at 7:44 and sunset at 15:56. Bio: 2 – middle load. Records for today: maximum temperatures 12.9°C (1989), minimum -20.4 °C (1788). Longterm average temperature 1.6 °C. *
This time of the year, between Christmas and New Year’s, when not many things has to be done and most of the people have holidays and phones ring rarely,
I do not like only weather. Sun is not shining most of the time, sunset is very early. I am trying to imagine to live closer to artic circle. How it is to have polar nights and polar days when the early morning sun casts long shadows over couple of months. How it must be to live in wooden house where winter lasts half year and observing weather has different, tangible and noticeably present dimension. Because you can not drive to shop when there is too much snow on the road. Or – how it is to have own garden? Lose pears and apples because of early spring hail shower. Alternately call the rain and then the sun again.
How the global effects the local, the common become personal, normal become rare and the other way around? And why do we call conversations about weather “small talk”?
Exhibition Small Talk #3 is another part in a series based on fascinations, conversations and notes on the weather. Four niches of konText Gallery are devoted to four abstract images and four fragmentary conversations on weather between Michaela Casková and her friends living and travelling in different places between Finland, Czech, Ireland, Sweden, Norway and Australia. What started out as a practical exercise has turned into a concentrated artistic work. Although it is not an overtly ecologically engaged exhibition, the themes of climate change are present among the layers of poetic and personal messages. Because, for how long can talks about weather be considered as “small talks”?