the approach

An Exhibition of the Edwards Aquifer Collection
Acre Projects, Chicago, IL, May 31–June 22, 2019

“With hopes for a more livable future and a habitable planet, Holly Veselka considers the gulf between emerging technologies and the natural environment. Emerging technologies are that which are believed to have the potential to change the status quo. Thus, its impact relies on its futurity and as a technology in the emergent phase, its contours are still somewhat uncertain and ambiguous. Largely created by humans for humans, AI is unable to read organic material and register biodiversity. Veselka brings to visibility AI’s strange interpretations of living matter to tell a (un)natural history.”
—Stephanie Koch, Exhibition Curator, exhibition pamphlet