Down to Earth. Entwürfe für eine Kultur der Nachhaltigkeit
“Down to Earth” brings together 14 visions of a culture of sustainability from the arts, from activist contexts and from science and politics that are committed to radical ecological change: away from western thinking that isolates, extracts and exploits elements of life and towards structures that operate holistically and respectfully.
Edited by Thomas Oberender
With texts by Frédérique Aït-Touati, Dorothea von Hantelmann, Bruno Latour, Hermann E. Ott, Tino Sehgal, Joulia Strauss, Andreas Weber and others
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Brian Eno in Conversation with Thomas Oberender
From 2018 to 2019 the ISM Hexadome toured the world as a new format in between a 360° visual exhibition and a sound dome. Its immersive architecture was used to enable viewers to experience works that included the installation “Empty Formalism” by the English musician Brian Eno. Thomas Oberender spoke to the founding father of ambient music to coincide with the opening of the ISM Hexadome at Gropius Bau.
Since 2016 the Berliner Festspiele’s programme series Immersion has presented the works of artists who redefine established forms of presentation by breaking down classic juxtapositions between the work and the visitor, the stage and the auditorium, the object and the viewer.
Impressions from “Down to Earth”
From 13 August to 13 September 2020, the climate, art and discourse project “Down to Earth” explored how the agenda of a shift in climate policy affects our own “operating system”. We would like to thank all participating artists, experts, visitors, colleagues, partners and interested followers for an exceptional summer project.
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