What Goes Down (And Must Come Up) by Euan Williams, one of the many artists participating in Festival of Future Nows opening tonight at Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin. Come join us!
Tomorrow is going to be incredibly exciting! Festival of Future Nows opens at Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin with more than 100 participating artists affiliated with Institut für Raumexperimente. Performances and interventions throughout the weekend. Join us tomorrow evening!
In collaboration with National Geographic, TBA21–Academy team discovered glowing red and green biofluorescent shells in Hawksbill turtles - a critically endangered species – during an expedition to the Solomon Islands in August.
Over the past two decades, the sea has slowly crept into human geography. Together with colleagues in the emergent field of critical ocean geography, we have been making the argument, time and again, that geography has historically been a land-locked and terra-centric project. Geography is earth-writing, and earthlessness has been taken very literally in shaping the spaces in which geographical study has taken place. As we have been arguing, new geographical knowledge can be unearthed when thinking from the sea [...] Subjects, objects, knowledges, and forces – seafarers, migrants, offshore protesters, fishermen (and women), naval officers, fish, ships, fossil fuels consumer goods laws, current, and infrastructures have all featured in the numerous publications that now pay attention to life at sea.
– Kimberley Peters and Philip Steinberg, p.28. Allan Sekula: OKEANOS, the sea-themed book on the late U.S. photographer published by TBA21. For his work Fish Story he spent 7 years photographic harbours and port cities around the world
Drawdown - 100 most substantive solutions to global warming: Marine Permaculture :
Reversing global warming by restoring the primary production of oceans, using kelp and other seaweeds. Primary production is the creation of organic compounds from carbon dioxide through photosynthesis. Oceans face a dire situation. They absorb half of the carbon dioxide recaptured from the atmosphere, which causes acidification, and over 90 percent of the heat from global warming. Ocean deserts are expanding. Marine life in subtropical waters can be saved with thousands of new kelp forests—what is called marine permaculture.The key technology involves marine permaculture arrays (MPAs), lightweight latticed structures roughly half a square mile in size, submerged 80 feet below sea level, to which kelp can attach. Attached buoys rise and fall with the waves, powering pumps that bring up colder, nutrient-rich waters from far below. Kelp soak up the nutrients and grow, establishing a trophic pyramid rich in plant and animal life.
What are the alternative sites of modernity, we may then ask, connected to the oceanic space that we need to reclaim and can reclaim only if we finally give up the notion of the phenomenological void of the ocean? And finally: what does the relationship to water, to the riverine, the estuary, the oceanic bring us? What zones of relationality does it establish? How can water be seen as a hyperlink, as a connection, as a network of
connected thinking along geopolitical fault lines? What does the ocean want to tell us?
From Not just a Fish Story by Daniela Zyman, on Allan Sekula's essay-film The Forgotten Space p. 29 Allan Sekula: OKEANOS, the sea-themed book on the late U.S. photographer published by TBA21.
Clip from Skop's film "Temporal Lineation"
Artists Francisco Regalado, former studio-member and Benjamin Skop, close studio-collaborator, are presenting viewers with interpretations of the deconstruction of movement. Benjamin Skop presents a study of the abstraction of the human body into a self-developed movement classification system RAAP (Right Angled Arm Positions), whereas Francisco Regalado’s work relies heavily on digital tools to translate the approximately 0.70-second movement of a skateboard in space into a physically manifested sculpture on the gallery floor. www.on-movement.com
Festival of Future Nows is a marathon remedy for apathy and dissociation, taking place at Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin next week, 14–17 September. More than a hundred artists associated with the Institut will be presenting works, interventions and performances for four intense days at the museum, looking to the future, being the future now Institute für Raumexperimente