Cabinets of Consequence, installation view, 2016

Cabinets of Consequence, installation view, 2016

Cabinets of Consequence reassembles University College London’s archival collections through the lens of contemporary ecological change and techno-scientific acceleration. It traces the multiple effects of everyday materials and artefacts reconfiguring the collections within a geopolitical web of contemporary life and its possible futures.

The objects, real and fabricated, are arranged around four intersecting thematic areas: Agriculture-Animals, Energies-Resources, Media-Natures and Afterlives-Extinctions. The exhibition asks questions about the impact of farming and animals upon the Earth’s eco-system, fossil fuel extraction and entangled military-industrial collisions of war and trade, the blurring of technology and the natural world, the inevitability of finitude and the possible worlds it may bring.

The project involved working with a network of researchers, curators and collections from disciplines including: Global Change Science (Geography), Alternative Futures For Heritage (Archeology) Environmental Design and Engineering (Architecture), Petrie Museum, Grant Museum of Zoology, Geology Collections, UCL Art Museum, Pathology and Bio-anthropology collections.

Commissioned by University College London. The exhibition is on display in the Octagon Gallery, UCL from June 2016 - May 2017.

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Cabinets of Consequence, cabinet detail, 2016. Photography by Matt Clayton

Cabinets of Consequence, cabinet detail, 2016. Photography by Matt Clayton

Cabinets of Consequence, cabinet detail, 2016

Cabinets of Consequence, cabinet detail, 2016

Cabinets of Consequence, cabinet detail, 2016. Photography by Matt Clayton

Cabinets of Consequence, cabinet detail, 2016. Photography by Matt Clayton

Cabinets of Consequence, cabinet detail, 2016. Photography by Matt Clayton

Cabinets of Consequence, cabinet detail, 2016. Photography by Matt Clayton

Cabinets of Consequence, cabinet detail, 2016. Photography by Matt Clayton

Cabinets of Consequence, cabinet detail, 2016. Photography by Matt Clayton

Cabinets of Consequence, cabinet detail, 2016. Photography by Matt Clayton

Cabinets of Consequence, cabinet detail, 2016. Photography by Matt Clayton

Cabinets of Consequence, installation view, 2016

Cabinets of Consequence, installation view, 2016

Cabinets of Consequence, installation view, 2016

Cabinets of Consequence, installation view, 2016

Cabinets of Consequence, installation view, 2016

Cabinets of Consequence, installation view, 2016