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Nikita Gale, SOME WEATHER (Heat), 2021
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CIRCA:
The role of the audience as a social arena has become an important part of your practice. How have you thought about the audience in these three cities?

NIKITA GALE:
I worked in advertising for just under a decade, and so even before I began practicing art full time, the question of audience was always an important one for me. Various mediums cultivate different formations of an audience that are determined by conditions dictated by time, duration, location, etc. With this project, I was actually thinking a lot about the dispersion of the audience, particularly the people who move through the public spaces where these screens are located. For those of us who have privileged enough to be able to stay in our homes and work or enjoy safe outdoor activities, there’s a strange quality of deja vu that is undergirded by the collective trauma that we have experienced as a species over the course of this pandemic. I was thinking about how repetition has been such a prominent condition of life during COVID, and how shifts in weather have become another way of keeping time or of introducing some form of variation or deviation into the environment.

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