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Georgie Friedman


January 27 -  April 4, 2021

Emerson Contemporary



A site-specific, sculptural video and sound installation.

The eight sculptural video forms in Hurricane Lost are based on the shapes of hurricane cloud walls, while their spatial layout mimics the circular wind patterns.

Hurricane Lost spans the gallery's 1700 sq. ft. floor-plan and rises toward the 20 ft. high ceilings with stationary and kinetic sculptures. Two helical forms, which together create the 14 ft wide by 12 ft tall eye, swirl around visitors. The soundscape (which is a collaboration between Georgie Friedman and Radio Sloan) echoes with an airy eeriness, as visitors choose their own path through the storm.

WATCH: Hurricane Lost, documentation video (3 mins) | YouTube | Vimeo

Emerson Contemporary

Media Art Gallery, Emerson College

25 Avery Street, Boston, MA 02111

Hours: Wednesday to Sunday | 12:00 - 7:00 p.m.

FREE and open to the public.

On-Line Events and Talks (EST)

All events are free but rsvp is required at

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 | 6:30 p.m.

A virtual exhibition tour with the artist and the curator. Q&A to follow.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 | 6:30 p.m.

A virtual artist talk. Q&A to follow.

Monday, March 1, 2021 | 7:30 p.m.

"Let's Talk about the Weather" - Hosted by Long Now Boston

Join artist Georgie Friedman, atmospheric scientist Dr. Kerry Emanuel, and urban planner Kishore Varanasi for a conversation at the intersection of art, science and urban design.

In-Person Events

Artist "Meet & Greets" at Emerson Contemporary

Three Saturdays:

  1. Feb 13 | March 6 | March 27

  2. 4:30 - 7:00 pm

FREE but RSVP for timed-entry

Walk-ups are welcome as space allows. Max capacity is currently 16 people.

To schedule group visits or for other gallery questions, please email:

Leonie Bradbury, Curator

Georgie Friedman’s large-scale, immersive video installations reference our changing climate and extreme weather phenomena. The rapidly melting glaciers, resultant sea-level rise, and warming oceans are increasing the intensity of hurricanes and lead to more frequent, and more-often-catastrophic weather events. Visually metaphoric and experiential, Hurricane Lost captures the inherent power of nature and visualizes the effects of our changing climate.

As visitors intuitively navigate the curved video-covered forms, they are invited to contemplate their relationship to both the natural and built environment. Hurricane Lost inventively addresses the climate crisis not by providing more scientific data, facts, and figures, but rather by enticing a visceral, emotive response through an immersive sound and light environment. Despite its meditative, aesthetically provocative presentation, it serves as a powerful call to action as it asks whether we can imagine a different, better future. And if so, whether we are willing to change the way we act and make the choices needed to get us there.

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"An Art Installation Confronts Us With A Hurricane, And Our Role In Climate Change," Amelia Mason, WBUR - Boston's NPR Station, Morning Edition, February 18, 2021 (3:39 mins & article)

"Gathering strength with Georgie Friedman’s ‘Hurricane Lost,'" Cate McQuaid, The Boston Globe, Arts, Feb 3, 2021  View pdf

"Georgie Friedman: The Journey Up To 'Hurricane Lost,'" An edited and shortened transcription of Georgie Friedman's Virtual Artist Talk (Feb 10, 2021), Emerson Contemporary blog, March 15, 2021

"Emerson Contemporary introduces spring Media Arts exhibition 'Hurricane Lost',” Lucia Thorne, The Berkeley Beacon, January 27, 2021

Emerson Contemporary: Behind the scenes - Hurricane Lost, exhibit installation time-lapse video

This exhibit is presented in conjunction with the 2020-2021 national Feminist Art Coalition (FAC) project.

The Media Art Gallery on 25 Avery Street is centrally located near the Boston Common in the Theater District of the Downtown Crossing neighborhood—and the only gallery in Boston exclusively focused on moving image art, performance art and emergent media.