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“Atmospheric Forest” VR installation by Rasa Smite and Raitis Smits / RIXC

at Virtual Opening: “Critical Zones – Observatories for Earthly Politics” 

Exhibition ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany

Opening Fri, 22.05.2020 19.00

The thought exhibition »Critical Zones – Observatories for Earthly Politics« by ZKM, curated together with the French philosopher Bruno Latour, invites us to deal with the CRITICAL situation of the Earth in various ways and to explore new modes of coexistence between all forms of life. 

The exhibition is featuring artworks that show the diversity of relationships of life on Earth, including newly created artworks by  Rasa Smite and Marcus Maeder, who are artists-researchers at Ecodata–Ecomedia–Ecoaesthetics, SNSF-research project led by Yvonne Volkart. "Atmospheric Forest", VR installation by Rasa Smite and "Perimeter Pfynwald", a soundscape observatory, by Marcus Maeder are developed in close cooperation with the WSL - Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research.

The virtual exhibition opening of "Critical Zones" will take place on May 22, 2020 at 7 pm. You are kindly invited!

The opening of the exhibition in the physical space is subject to the further course of the COVID-19 pandemic and will be communicated at short notice via the ZKM website.


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