Sarita Zaleha, Mourning Global Warming
Mourning Global Warming includes a growing collection of in-progress embroideries. Participants stitch names of devastating hurricanes and typhoons while they discuss their concerns regarding climate change while sitting on black bed sheets. By bringing interactive community practices like craft and conversation into play with scientific research and global issues, Mourning Global Warming encourages people to attend to our environment through the quotidian practices of sewing and getting into bed. The collective labor of mourning becomes visible through variations in each participant’s stitching. The completed embroideries will eventually be sewn into banners for use in climate change events.