..white reflects Sunlight. Fuck you, Albedo!
Improper Walls1150 Wien, Reindorfgasse 42
Do., 19.11.2020 - Mi., 23.12.2020Mo: Geschlossen
Mi: 15:00 - 19:00 Uhr
Do: 15:00 - 19:00 Uhr
Fr: 15:00 - 19:00 Uhr
Albedo – the measure of how reflective a surface is, indicates why polar ice caps are essential for preserving the stability of Earth’s climate. Without their natural white color, there will be more exposure to darker areas, meaning more heat absorption, resulting in even faster melting. This creates the vicious cycle threatening the world as we know it. Worse, as experiments with artificial white proved to have very little impact on global temperatures, this became one of the tipping points that once reached, might cause irreversible changes in the whole system. Our system.
International group exhibition White reflects Sunlight - Fuck you, Albedo! aims to shock and warn about the consequences of our behavior while asking questions and considering options to survive, even adapt at the same time.
Through a variety of mediums, artists explore the current relationship between man and nature. Using digital technologies to give voice to silent phenomena, showcased artworks amplify the impact of the human race on natural ecosystems. Exploring the important information carried in plants and experimenting with symbiotic cultures of bacteria and yeast, artists create possible alternatives to nowadays materials. In case the latest scientific approaches manage to successfully slow down climate change, this might reveal the way out of our unsustainable consumption of Earth’s resources and challenge our valuing system to its core.
OPENING: 18.11 5 PM
EXHIBITION: until 23.12
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