At some point there was a script developed and co-authored by many, one which imagines a possible future in 2047, focussing on damage to the environment and society caused by an emergence of large scale algal blooms, as already seen in various areas in the world.
The possible future imagines the oceans badly effected by the results of over fertilization and ineffective waste management. The storyworl includes, among many other aspects, the envisioning of characters of relevance and the kind of institutions and movements established in such a future to deal with this.
Descriptions and ideas are elaborated on how those characters would live, how they would act and work and play, what infrastructure they would set up to deal with their everyday life, which tools they would invent, what cooperations they would cultivate.
At some other point – especially when an exhibition opening is ahead – all those ideas want to be turned into something physically “real” (again by many) – want to turn into a story which can be explored on a haptic level, placed in real space, which can be visited and played with by an audience in “the now”.
This is exactly what is keeping us busy in these moments…
Seatox Detox will be shown at City Gallery Pardubice and is part of Curiouser and Curiouser, cried Alice: Rebuilding Janus from Cassandra and Pollyanna (CCA) – an artbased research project from the Institute for Industrial Design 2 at the University of Applied Arts Vienna and Time’s Up. It is supported by the Programme for Arts-based Research (PEEK) from the Austrian Science Fund (FWF): AR561