I am so excited announce the release of Art of Interference’s second episode, which focuses on the strange and enchanting phenomenon of fog. For this episode, I traveled to Munich, Germany to experience Fujiko Nakaya’s enchanting fog sculptures at the Haus der Kunst, which we study throughout the episode. Seeing Nakaya’s sculptures in person was truly mesmerizing, and one of the most interesting art exhibitions I have ever been to.
In addition to hearing about Nakaya and fog, we also hear from Tori and Emma about some of fog’s cultural implications—how it might represent the weaponization of air in the twentieth century. Exploring the multifaceted nature of fog, we hope to gain a better understanding of how to live in a world affected by climate change. In this episode, we also offer some thoughts about the ancient theory of the elements–water, air, earth, and fire–that inspires our podcast and our perspectives on art and climate change.
Like fog itself, Nakaya’s sculptures are inherently ephemeral, evolving, and mysterious pieces of art. They transform space and help us to see the world in new ways—and we hope this episode can do the same.
This is a short film I recorded in Munich, showing a surfer on the Eisbachwelle right next to the Haus der Kunst. We discuss this in this episode of Art of Interference: