Are You Ready? is a manifestation of a self-invented genre: Climate Futurism. It depicts aspects of climate and environmental challenges. With enthusiasm and excitement this new genre meets the necessary change in consciousness inherent in the ongoing processes of the green transformation.
Are You Ready? starts with a feeling of unrest among humans and non-humans; then there is an investigation; and finally, an outcome. The main actor The Living Unliving Surveillance Poet, is an unruly ticklish character resurrected from the rotten leaves of the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein’s waters of contemplation just below his cottage in the deep end of Sognefjorden in Norway. After a lifetime of being infused by the logic, mathematics and language developed by his temporal companion, the Poet starts his journey into the un-logical structures of the human world. Here, he becomes an observer and listener monitoring the movements of human civilization – confused by the twists of thought humans provoke to his perspective.
Following his journey, this climate futuristic fable explores approaches on the state of things – and our possibilities – Are you ready?
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Are You Ready? is created by the artist duo Gitte Sætre & Frans Jacobi.
Are You Ready? is part of Nature as Infrastructure (A Proposition by THE WINTER OFFICE within the frame of Manifesta 13 Les Parallèles du Sud, Marseille 2020) and Latent Cities / Future DiverCities by BEK funded by Horizon2020.
Are You Ready? is supported by the Climate and Environmental program initiated by The Art Council in Norway in 2019 and the City of Bergen, Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design / UiB, NBK, BEK and The Danish Art Foundation.