Online from 27.03.2022 until 03.04.2022
https://hubs.mozilla.com/4Wp2qkC/vbg/

https://virginiabianchi.com/exhibition/011-connections/

Comprising two videos, one text and a series of 3D sculptures, Graupel focuses on analysing and denouncing the phenomenon of weather modifications happening in China and specifically in relation to the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.

In the show, Graupels inhabit the ground of the gallery space together with a series of video works that explore, in both text and visual form, some recent news connected to the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. More precisely, they focus on how Chinese weather has been controlled and altered by the Beijing Weather Modification Office.

From washing away the smog from the sky to affecting natural rainfall patterns, the Office has been particularly occupied in assuring that Yanqing, one of the districts of Beijing and location of the Winter Olympics, had enough snow for alpine skiing – despite the city tight supplies of water and shortages. The water used to create artificial snow is equivalent to the total amount of water used in Beijing in 2019 (4.17 billion cubic meters).

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