The Rendering, as Neoapocalyptices and PoemMural Assemblage
In his newest body of work Anthony Cody examines the Dust Bowl, Climate Collapse, and an inquiry toward understanding a future of wholeness and annihilation.
On Indigenous Peoples Day 2018, the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued a climate report announcing that the world was warming up, and more rapidly than previously thought. Due to this revelation, the reality was, if changes were not made by 2030, the world would see catastrophic impacts.
Today, changes have yet to be made by governments and industry to address these findings, which are now bolstered by new studies (including Jem Bendall’s “Deep Adaptation”), new weather catastrophes, and new timeline projections. None of the aforementioned are favorable for the flora and fauna of the planet, which now finds itself in the midst of a pandemic.
This exhibition, then, is a manifestation in the ways in which society must radically shift to address climate change. The artist invites the audience to sit, listen, assemble, project, and act to imagine something beyond these materials found in the refuse to create a deeper intervention.
Anthony’s exhibition is on view from February 26–April 10, 2022