Oliver Ressler. Climate Feedback Loops

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In cooperation with donaufestival, the Kunsthalle Krems museum presents an impressive video installation by the Austrian artist and filmmaker Oliver Ressler. It is based on video recordings made in July of 2022, during an expedition to the Svalbard archipelago. Located between the north coast of Norway and the North Pole, the region is experiencing the most rapid increase in global warming on earth. Ressler documents so-called climate feedback effects or "climate feedback loops", an example thereof being the progressive warming of the Arctic and the resulting chain reactions. The collapse of the texture of life, which has already begun, finds its acoustic equivalent in the installation which features the crunching, roaring and groaning sounds of the Arctic.

"Climate Feedback Loops" is a piece of work commissioned by Absolutely Cultured and donaufestival. In its new edition from 28.04. - 30.04. as well as 05.05. - 07.05.2023, some of its work addresses ecological questions against the backdrop of a capitalist economy.

28.04.2023, 17.00 - 18.00 h
with Oliver Ressler, Thomas Edlinger (Artistic Director donaufestival) and Florian Steininger (Artistic Director Kunsthalle Krems)

Kunsthalle Krems, Foyer
free admission

Lecture (DE): "Emergency Art and Climate Activism"
29.04.2023, 15.30 - 16.30 h
with Oliver Ressler

As governments globally fail to shut down climate-destructive operations, after the repeated failure of UN Climate Conferences, millions of people are joining climate justice movements and collectively taking action. The blockades of coal mines, airports, and harbours through acts of mass civil disobedience are just a beginning. Oliver Ressler speaks about artistic strategies that not only address struggles but can also serve as tools of resistance in a hothouse Earth.

Kunsthalle Krems, Lecture Hall
Admission free with valid donaufestival ticket, Kunsthalle Krems ticket or Super.Kombiticket of the Kunstmeile Krems

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