In 2009, the European Space Agency launched the Gravity Field and Steady-State Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE) with the intention of mapping Earth’s gravity field
with unrivaled precision, though, according to an ESA press release, nobody really expected
the data to show changes over time.
Gravity has no history is propelled by disaster, lurching forward, like capitalism itself, from one crisis to the next.
We have drawn together works of art that suggest, envision or are otherwise poised for the next crisis—and what lies beyond.
Some embrace physical or material precariousness, threatening to spill, crash, melt or collapse; others interrogate the instability of the image, quivering, chimerical, infinitely protean. Each in its way offers an extraordinary anticipation.