Nephology 1: Cloud Maker (2012) by Karolina Sobecka. Custom misting system, styrofoam, weather balloon, video projection, C-print.
This eBook (free download) the sixth in the series of Blowup Readers released by V2_, explores the significance of the recent philosophic movements known as Object-Oriented Ontology and Speculative Realism for the visual and media arts. The ebook was edited in connection to the Speculative Realities exhibition.
Two artists and one collaborative duo were commissioned to make new artworks reflecting broadly on concepts within Object-Oriented Ontology and Speculative Realism. The artists were Tuur van Balen & Revital Cohen, Cheryl Field, and Karolina Sobecka.
To supplement the descriptions of the works and brief interviews with the artists in this eBook, three new interviews were commissioned. Sven Lütticken was interviewed by Rachel O’Reilly, Jussi Parikka was interviewed by Michael Dieter, and Rick Dolphijn was interviewed by Michelle Kasprzak.
The exhibition took place from December 8, 2012 until January 11, 2013 at Roodkapje, Meent 133, Rotterdam.