Aviva Rahmani, ecological artist
Aviva Rahmani's Trigger Points

Trigger Points/ Tipping Points

Trigger Points/ Tipping Points, a work by Aviva Rahmani and paleoecologist Dr. Jim White of the Institute for Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR) at the University of Colorado in Boulder, was initiated in 2007 by EcoArts Connections (EAC), which asked Lucy Lippard to curate an exhibition, pairing a number of artists and scientists to collaborate on a project called Weather Report: Art and Climate Change, co-produced by EAC and Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art in Boulder, Colorado. Trigger Points/ Tipping Points premiered at the 2007 Venice Biennale and was subsequently shown at additional international venues including sites in New York City and in Russia.

The topic over six months of regular desktop sharing sessions was the impact of global warming on conflict zones around the world in relation to river systems, such as, Bangladesh and the Ganges; Darfur and the Nile; and New Orleans and the Mississippi. Installation stills and a 20 minute video were generated from the desktop sharing webcasts.

Trigger Points/ Tipping Points (4 min clip)


Stills from Trigger Points/Tipping Points have been shown in the following exhibitions: Weather Report, curated by Lucy Lippard, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO, September 14 - December 12, 2007; The Cultura21 Group at the Joseph Beuys 100 days of Conference Pavilion, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy, September 6, 2007; Feeling the Heat, curated Liz Christensen, Deutsche Bank Art Gallery, New York City, NY, June, 2008; In Transition Russia 2008, curated by Sheila Pinkel, The Independent Museum of Contemporary Art (IMCA), Cyprus and NeMe in collaboration with the National Centres of Contemporary Art (NCCA), Ekaterinburg and Moscow, Russian Federation and Climate Change: Conveying Realities curated by Chris Cuomo, eco*art*lab, Athens GA, March 23 - April 27, 2013.


Dederer, Claire. "Looking for Inspiration in the Melting Ice." Sunday Arts & Leisure, New York Times September 23, 2007.

Lippard, Lucy. Weather Report. Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder Colorado, 2007.

Black, Helene and Pinkel, Sheila. In Transition Russia 2008. Presented by NeMe, 2008.

Boettger, Suzaan. "Global Warnings." Art in America, illustrated page 161, discussed page 206, June/July 2008.

Boettger, Suzaan. "Global Warnings." Art in America, illustrated page 161, discussed page 206, June/July 2008.

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