This immersive physical narrative by the artists collective Time’s Up makes possible fu-tures tangible, allowing a perspective back to the now.
Timewise we are in the year 2047; geographically we are situated on the outskirts of Turnton, a small city on the sea. The devastating effects of environmental pollution and its consequent upset-ting of natural balances dominate global life. After decades of reluctant political action, global warming is raging with worldwide weather extremes, considerable climatic changes, and large are-as of land have become useless for human habitation. The con-sequences of the ruthless interventions in ecosystems that evolved millions of years are wreaking havoc on the world.
This ecologically dystopian vision of the year 2047 is enriched with a socioeconomic utopia. This utopia is countering and subverting the environmental catastrophes and social consequences with the growing fusion of a plethora of countermeasures, that will drive a change in civilization for the better in the coming decades.
The interactive installation Noise Aquarium shows us deep changes in our ecological system. The interdisciplinary, collaborative project that was developed i.a with the ArtSci Center UCLA and the University of Applied Arts Vienna, creates an audio-visual experience in which plankton are.
Photos: Bengt Stiller