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Where can we land? Taking Bruno Latour’s eponymous essay on climate change as a starting point, the multi-disciplinary project “Down to Earth” examines a system, in which our own actions are continually meshed with those of many other agencies: “the Earth with its thousand folds”. What can we observe and what happens, if we apply the proposals in Latour’s book to exhibition practice: by questioning and renewing the standard practices of our operating systems, by disclosing our emissions, consumption levels and by keeping them as low as possible?



International exhibitions

International Archives 2nd half of 2020

Down to Earth : Climate, earth, discourse unplugged

Gropius Bau, Berlin (Germany)

13.08 - 13.09.2020




Exhibition August 13, September 13, 2020. Gropius Bau, Niederkirchnerstraße 7 - 10963 Berlin (Germany).







The four-week unplugged programme “Down to Earth” at the Gropius Bau will bring together artists and experts in sustainability, and present visual art, live work, talks, workshops and spontaneous interventions on other forms of being—in the Latourian sense—worldly and grounded. Without electricity, loudspeakers, videos, screens, air travel or spotlights, but with daylight, heat, recycled materials, unplugged music, dance, exhibits on the themes of the ocean, Gaia, puddles, the living earth, a sawn-up Porsche and modern rituals, in the spirit of Latour, Margulis, Lovelock and the Shipibo.

With Frééique Aï-Touati with Bruno Latour and Guests (SPEAP, Zone Critique), Kay Andrees, Kader Attia, Peter Berz, Luca Di Blasi, Norbert Boenigk, Joachim Borner, Kerstin Burghaus, Grit Bügow, Filipa Céar / Louis Henderson, Françis Chaignaud & Marie-Pierre Bréant, Marco Clausen, Johannes Comeau Milke, Steven Corcoran, Grischa Dallmer, Agnes Denes, Immanuel Dorn, Tiffany Düier, Jan Edler & Tim Edler, Duncan Evennou, Ensemble Extrakte, Shelley Etkin, Maja Chiara Faber, Henry Farkas, Andreas Frärich, Franziska Freitag, Vibha Galhotra, Christopher Garthe, Simryn Gill, Jared Gradinger & Angela Schubot, Albrecht Grü, Andreas Gursky, Joschka Hädtner, Benedikt Haerlin, Klaus-Peter Handke, Cornelis F. Hemmer, Louis Henderson, Femke Herregraven, Christian Heymann, Louise Höer, Yngve Holen, Anne Duk Hee Jordan, Selina Kahle, Mansour Ciss Kanakassy, Koo Jeong A, Jügen Krauss, Rüiger Kruse, Lukasz Kuni, Alicja Kwade, Brandon LaBelle, Patrick Laffont de Lojo, Michelle-Marie Letelier, Armin Linke, Robert Lippok, Diego Maronese, Konstanze Meyer, Marion Müler, Marina Naprushkina, Thomas Oberender, Hermann E. Ott, Jean Painlevé Khien Phuc, Kirsten Pieroth, Asad Raza, Michela Rota, Tomá Saraceno, Birgit Schattling, Karin Schöberger, Isabell Schrickel, Carla Schulte-Fischedick, Dorothea Schwierskott, Eric Schulz, Tino Sehgal, Claire Vivianne Sobottke, Miriam Simun, Himali Singh Soin, Kerstin Stark, Anja Steglich, Stegreif Orchester, Joulia Strauss, Meg Stuart, David Soin Tappeser, Mathilde ter Heijne, Sissel Tolaas, Tim Jonas Urbanek, Marcus Vietzke, Andrea Voets, Corinna Vosse, Andreas Weber, Peter Weibel, Ralf Weiß, Peter Wilhelm, Susanne Winter, Bartosz Żurowski.

Initiated by Thomas Oberender. An exhibition organised by Berliner Festspiele as part of the programme series Immersion.

Down to Earth : Climate, earth, discourse unplugged, Gropius Bau, Berlin

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