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haegue yang - the cone of concern

The Cone of Concern at the MCAD centers around the idea of the ‘tropical depression’, a weather disturbance characterized by strong winds that take place mostly in the region of the Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean. The artist proposes to work with the idea of drawing out the metaphoric from these particular meteorological phenomena. Usually presented as forecasting maps to trace the paths of storms using graphs and drawings, Yang is interested in utilizing these as objects that speak to nature, without nature being its direct subject. While the impetus for the exhibition has particular relevance to the Philippines, a country regularly affected by this weather phenomena, Yang is keen to read how this system of meteorological events becomes a shared experience that goes beyond culture, politics, race or even local geography.