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The Weather War
June 12, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree and open to the public
Join us for a special screening of The Weather War, a documentary art film illustrating man’s attempts to control the weather and harness it for his own purposes. In a blend of land art performance and road movie, Swedish artist duo Bigert & Bergström embark on a mission to stop a tornado with a contraption of their own invention. At the end of May 2011, the artists traveled to the United States Mid-West together with Canadian meteorologist and storm chaser Mark Robinson. Their goal was to hunt down a tornado and place an invention -The Tornado Stopper – in front of the approaching twister. This sculptural machine, built on a theory by Russian scientist Vladimir Pudov, radiates 100,000 negative volts and had the power to repel the positive charge of the tornado that causes twisters to touch down.
Swedish artist Mats Bigert, one half of the duo Bigert & Bergström, will be present for this special screening. Following the screening there will be a Q&A session with the artist.
> Proof on Main will provide drink specials during the screening with $5 West 6th brews and Lazy Eye cocktails!
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