locust projects / upcoming exhibitions

Art on the Move:

rootoftwo—Whithervanes

Coming Spring 2018



Locust Projects presents the U.S. premiere of Whithervanes, a neurotic, early worrying system featuring four-foot tall internet-connected headless chickens by Detroit-based experimental design duo rootoftwo (Cezanne Charles and John Marshall). Perched on rooftops around the city, these 21st century weathervanes scan the Internet for alarmist keywords changing direction and color in response to the climate of fear propagated by the media. Designed to be interactive via social media, the public can add to the escalation of fear or attempt to counteract it by sending the messages to @whithervanes using either #keepcalm or #skyfalling. The presentation of Whithervanes in Miami is a Knight Foundation-funded project.