Videointerview with Oliver Ressler
Curator Oliver Ressler in an interview about the exhibition "Overground Resistance".
Extreme weather conditions have become the global norm. Forests are burning, permafrost soils are thawing, polar ice and glaciers melt, drought strikes once fertile regions, plant and animal species are becoming extinct on a massive scale. Yet even as the impact of climate breakdown comes to be felt everywhere, government climate policy worldwide is woefully inadequate to the urgency of the crisis. On one day, states declare a climate emergency; the next day they still sponsor fossil-fueled energy, building freeways, airports and gas pipelines, enclosing territory on whatever scale the projects demand.
The exhibition „Overground Resistance“ brings together artists who produce their works in dialogue with the climate justice movements in which they consider themselves participants.
Artists: Tiago de Aragão (BRA), Lauren Bon and the Metabolic Studio (USA), Noel Douglas (GBR), Francisco Huichaqueo (Mapuche Nation/CHL), Gilbert Kills Pretty Enemy III (Hunkpapa Lakota of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe/USA), Kathy Jetn̄il-Kijiner & Aka Niviâna (MHL/GRL), Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination (FRA), The Natural History Museum (USA), Oliver Ressler (AUT), Rachel Schragis (USA), Seday (FRA), Jonas Staal (NLD), Tools for Action (HUN/NLD)
Curator: Oliver Ressler
Exhibition display: Magdalena Hofer, student of the Department of Stage and Costume Design, Film and Exhibition Architecture, University Mozarteum Salzburg
Date: August 26 – November 21, 2021
Venue: frei_raum Q21 exhibition space / MuseumsQuartier Wien
Video by ghostwood film. Intro trailer by Rafael Kozdron