𝗧𝗜𝗣𝗣𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗣𝗢𝗜𝗡𝗧 – 𝗘𝘅𝗵𝗶𝗯𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻
’𝗦𝗼𝗳𝘁 𝗢𝗽𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴’: 𝟲/𝟯 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟭, 𝟭𝟮 – 𝟭𝟵 𝗽𝗺
𝗘𝘅𝗵𝗶𝗯𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻: 𝟲/𝟯 – 𝟭/𝟰 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟭 𝗯𝘆 𝗮𝗽𝗽𝗼𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗼𝗻𝗹𝘆!
In the course of 2019 and 2020, a so far very distant and abstract, albeit omnipresent “catastrophe without event” (Eva Horn) appeared to manifest itself in the form of serious natural disasters. Typhoon Hagibis in Japan, cyclone Idai in Mozambique, devastating bush fires in Australia, extreme heat waves and rainfalls in Europe and the recent Covid 19 crisis have the world under control. According to scientists our constant encroachment into nature favours zoonoses – the leap of viruses from animal to human hosts. The pandemic is just one of many effects yet to be expected of a climate and environmental catastrophe caused by our way of life. We are at a tipping point. Simply continuing our usual lifestyle will confront us with problems of unpredictable proportions. Therefore current future-scenarios are increasingly concerned with the collapse or disruption of highly complex systems.𝗧𝗜𝗣𝗣𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗣𝗢𝗜𝗡𝗧 brings together two artistic positions that deal with the representation of catastrophic events and collective practices to actively counter them. The works by 𝗦𝘂𝘁𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗿𝗮𝘁 𝗦𝘂𝗽𝗮𝗽𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗻𝘆𝗮 and 𝗙𝗹𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗮𝗻 𝗚𝗼𝗹𝗱𝗺𝗮𝗻𝗻 address the effects of technology on society and ecosystems, examine natural and financial disasters, the interfaces between economy, high technology and the future as well as strategies like prediction, coping, healing and commemoration – but also human’s failure in the face of nature as a result of belief in technology.
𝗙𝗘𝗔𝗧𝗨𝗥𝗘𝗗 𝗔𝗥𝗧𝗜𝗦𝗧: 𝗙𝗹𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗮𝗻 𝗚𝗼𝗹𝗱𝗺𝗮𝗻𝗻The Berlin-based visual artist examines popular risk indices in particular the combination of natural and financial disasters, in order to tell stories about the seismic fault line between the insurable and the uninsurable. Goldmann was a fellow at the research training centre ‘Visibility and Visualisation – Hybrid Forms of Pictorial Knowledge’ and at Brandenburg Centre for Media Studies, with a project of models as means of representing, commemorating and predicting catastrophic events.
𝗙𝗘𝗔𝗧𝗨𝗥𝗘𝗗 𝗔𝗥𝗧𝗜𝗦𝗧: 𝗦𝘂𝗿𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗦𝘂𝗽𝗮𝗽𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗻𝘆𝗮Sutthirat Supaparinya works with a variety of media such as installation, sculpture, photography and video. Her works, which are preceded by intensive research, address various aspects of human activities and raise awareness of political structures, changes in landscapes, mass media and the effects of technology on society. She investigates ecosystems affected by the destruction of natural habitats through industrialization and government control. In addition to her work in her home country, she has conducted extensive research in Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar and Japan and is currently working on issues relating to border expansion in the Greater Mekong sub-region. Supaparinya lives and works in Chiang Mai, Thailand.