Nov
6
2015
<em>Dear Climate</em>
 

Marina Zurkow
Dear Climate, 2014–2016
Site-specific installation of 68 posters and 6 audio works
Dimensions variable
Made in collaboration with Una Chaudhuri, Fritz Ertl, Oliver Kellhammer, and Sarah Rothberg
website
Installation at MU, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Courtesy of MU

Dear Climate responds to the psychic dimensions of climate change and global “weirding.” It is a training program for the spirit and the imagination, using a tone, aesthetic and vocabulary that’s the opposite of the prevailing ones: instead of crisis and catastrophe, Dear Climate animates the familiar and ordinary; instead of desperation and heroism, it fosters playfulness and friendliness. Dear Climate is after a conceptual nudge rather than a paradigm shift.

Dear Climate‘s training tools come in the form of posters, podcasts, a website, and installations. Its media are images and texts—both written and spoken—and sound. Its venues are home screens and walls, streets, and galleries. It’s form is open-ended: more to come.

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