Scott, Emily E.
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This essay situates Juanita Schläpfer-Miller’s Klimagarden 2085 (2016) within the context of recent and contemporary art that engages ecology, with particular attention to Time Landscape (1967-present) by the New York-based artist Alan Sonfist, which similarly entails a kind of botanical time travel. While his work involves the reconstruction of an erased past, however, Klimagarden 2085 is pitched toward projected futures, namely, those calculated by scientists in their attempt to understand how climate change will unfold in the coming decades. I discuss ways that this project translates the climate model into built form, thereby opening the possibility for sensorial experiences of various scenarios. In contradistinction from the kinds of eye-grabbing images of melting ice caps and expanding deserts that have come to dominate the visual culture of climate change, Klimagarden 2085 suggests that this process-force will unfold in less spectacular and scenic ways, for example, with the gradual disappearance of one plant species and its replacement by another in everyday urban habitats such as Zurich Show more
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Book titleClimate Garden 2085. Handbook for a Public Experiment / Klimagarten 2085. Handbuch für ein öffentliches Experiment
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Subjectart and science; climate change; social practice
Organisational unit03588 - Ursprung, Philip / Ursprung, Philip
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