living in the beginning of times
In this installation, the artists have responded to the notion of existing between two revolutions: the end of the industrial revolution – which defined and re-defined the relations between human production, nature and capitalism – and the first steps of the techno-scientific revolution – the anticipated way forward to minimise and reduce the negative human impact on Earth. From this place in-between, the unpredictability of what is to come is equally a source of frustration as it is a productive place from which to imagine possible futures.
The exhibition is part of Greenlight District Festival which is arranged by Skiens Kunstforening, Kunsthall Grenland, Spriten Kunsthall and Telemark Kunstsenter. The arranging institutions have chosen a common concept for the festival: A district in transformation, where post-industrial projects spring up next to both traditional and new industry, technology and an increasingly strong focus on ecological problems.