European Capital of Culture Esch2022
Exhibition in collaboration with the European Capital of Culture at the Möllerei in Esch Belval.
We are confronted almost daily by dramatic images of extreme weather phenomena such as floods, hurricanes, and forest fires. Our oceans are littered with accumulated plastic waste. The biodiversity of our planet is diminishing as a wide variety of species become extinct. As climate change intensifies, these are among the many serious issues that demand solutions. It is a fact that these problems are largely man-made, and that human activity has a major impact on biological, geological, and atmospheric processes on Earth.
The exhibition is produced by HEK (House of Electronic Arts) in Basel. In 2018, HEK realised Eco-Visionaries, an exhibition that looked at ecological change via the role of art and the influence of media technologies on the discourses between science, technology, and eco-activism. This exhibition for Esch2022 is a continuation of the debate, offering new food for thought on one of the central issues of our time. This is reflected in the title of the exhibition: Earthbound – In Dialogue with Nature. We have only this one Earth and urgently need to find a balanced coexistence here, because escape to other planets is not an option. Where better to stage our connection with Earth than in the rooms of a former warehouse for raw geological materials in the former Esch-Belval steel plant?
Earthbound - In Dialogue with Nature will be exhibited at HEK from 03.09.2022.
More information about the exhibition: esch2022.lu
More information on the artists and exhibited works: earthbound.hek.ch