In relation to Bruno Latour's examination of the ecological crises, Kristina Fromm, Marius Förster and Jacqueline Hen looked at the metaphor of humanity destroying its future while fleeing from its own past - running backwards, as it were. Only recently have we turned to the future to realise with horror the destruction we have wrought behind our backs - and continue to do so.
Are we now left with no future? What are we heading for? Apocalypse? Again? And if we accept that the apocalypse is moving towards us, how not to go into shock? Standing on shaky ground, notions of the world break down and force us to reassemble them and try out unknown forms of action.
Developed for the MHK Biennale, the immersive installation and temporary library Apocalypse A_AP (As _____ As Possible) invites us to explore intersecting discourses from design, art and the humanities. Shifting between theory and fiction, the installation relies on dialogue and reflection to find new ways of thinking. Visitors are invited to leave behind the reality of their own everyday lives to discover the uncertain and chaotic cosmos we have accumulated behind our backs - landscapes riddled with cracks and holes that may expand into paths of action. The work is accompanied by a series of readings.
The artists and designers: Marius Förster (1987), Kristina Fromm (1989) and Jacqueline Hen (1989) explore possibilities of social change through dialogue and participation at the intersection of physical and virtual spaces.