Nicola L. is included in ‘Our Silver City, 2094’, a group exhibition at Nottingham Contemporary opening on 20 November 2021.
Set in Nottingham near the end of the 21st century, the exhibition imagines a possible future world that has been reshaped by decades of onslaughts: resource wars, evacuations, plastic-eating viruses, collapses. Based on a methodology created by Prem Krishnamurthy, the exhibition takes the form of speculative fiction, or a process of collaborative world-building. It has been developed over the last two years by artists – Céline Condorelli, Femke Herregraven, Grace Ndiritu – and the novelist Liz Jensen, working in dialogue with Krishnamurthy and the Nottingham Contemporary team.
Its language and texture draw upon conversations across Nottingham, with school children, climate scientists and geographers. The project also extends throughout the building and into the city via a programme developed with young people.