Artist collective Fragmentin questions the impact of digitalisation on everyday life by investigating technology’s disposition towards control and opacity. Displuvium examines the controversial practice of “cloud seeding” – an act of controlling the natural environment. Taking the form of a metal base filled with water, visitors can observe simulated rainfall. Simultaneously, screens display a map of historical events related to episodes of rainfall; sometimes of natural origin – sometimes artificial.

Fragmentin, Displuvium. Collection HeK (House of Electronic Arts Basel). Courtesy of the artist.