As we have a preliminary skeleton of our possible future, some first, dominating values, beliefs and worldviews, as well as several institutions and organisations, inhabitants, residents and stakeholders, we are starting to sketch possible appearances of this conjectured future in a in a climate and system changed world. As our final objective is the translation of this process into a physical narrative.
We are entering that next process step with two rather simple questions: what tools, materials, machineries do the characters need for their existence and where do they operate, work and/or live?
Through that process we not only deepen our understanding of what single character are standing for, but, through intensifying why they are doing what they do, we even re-shape and develop the whole future scenario. We accent certain aspects, find conflicts and frictions, which either need to be taken out or even intentionally emphasized. We draw connections between single characters and work up details in their backstories.
Bit by bit we model possible physcial appearances of certain relevant fragments approaching possible representations of basic values in our sketched world and collect ideas for placing traces for our absent characters. Through verbal descriptions, supported with poor sketches as well found-footage we move towards a possible atmosphere and a basic look of a staged and tangible version of the possible future in a climate and system changed world.
All deployments described above are part of Changing Weathers, a pan-European project undertaken together with Zavod Projekt Atol (as coordinator) (SI), Ljudmila Art and Science Laboratory (SI), Bioart Society Finnland (FI); Hilde Merete Methi, (NO); Stichting Sonic Acts (NL) and RIXC Center for New Media Culture (LV) – leading into a physical narrative which will be exhibited in the context of Changing Weathers.