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Erin Manning holds a University Research Chair in Relational Art and Philosophy in the Faculty of Fine Arts at Concordia University (Montreal, Canada). She is also the director of the SenseLab


Weather Patterns: Smell of Red

June 1 - 21, 2014
Weather Patterns: The Smell of Red, with Nathaniel Stern
Curated by Jennifer Johung

Glasshouse: 246 Union Ave, Brooklyn NY
Opening reception June 1, 6-9PM; Butoh movement workshop 5PM


A proposition: Co-compose weather

A technique: Weather Pattern

A process: Register the environmental conditions in a series of relational cross-currents. 
Make felt how smell and colour co-compose. Enfold the participant in an active and moving ecology with the world, attuning to difference.

Weather Patterns: the Smell of Red proposes a counterpoint of movement, smell, taste and colour. The feedback loops between air currents and mist, spices and electronics, architectural and sculptural elements, stasis and interaction, amplify how movement and transformation are sensed. The work seeks to create the conditions for the exploration of those thresholds of experience where change is barely perceptible. It asks how the smell of red affects the event of time.

Erin Manning and Nathaniel Stern, with Marcelino Barsi. Curated by Jennifer Johung. With Food Gestures by Juliana España Keller and Explorations of the Infrathin by Michael Hornblow. – – – –



The Museum of Vancouver, August 2015 - with Nathaniel Stern, food gesture by Melora Koepke