Exhibition Open 22-24 April viewable from the street on Inspace City Screens, Potterrow (best seen after dark or during drop-in sessions 23 April 10am, 11am and 12pm). Sign up for a drop-in session via Eventbrite.

The Overlay by artist Inés Cámara Leret is an exploration into the entanglements that arise when attempting to make global climate data tangible. The film reflects critically and playfully on the gaps that arise when reconciling these global narratives with local environments. Part of The New Real Observatory, The Overlay explores the impact of technology in both enabling and hindering our understanding of, and relationship with, the current ecological crisis. 

The Overlay is a multi-component artwork that calculates a local colour green for any future date at any place on the Planet, referencing Disney’s “go away” green, a colour engineered to hide unsightly yet necessary objects in theme parks, and juxtaposing this with the traditional intelligence and craft of ‘Spain’s last colourist’, Antonio Sánchez.

Inés Cámara Leret is interested in the impact of technology in both enabling and hindering our understanding of, and therefore our relationship with, the environment. In The Overlay, she explores the entanglements that arise when translating global narratives to local environments through colour. 

For more information on the work and the artist visit https://newreal.cc/artwork/the-overlay

Presented by The New Real, Edinburgh Futures Institute, University of Edinburgh https://newreal.cc

The full programme of events and exhibitions as part of the Edinburgh Science Festival running from the 9-24 April 2022 is available to view here https://www.sciencefestival.co.uk