The Current — featuring work by Beate Geissler (Associate Professor, Art)
October 26–November 30, 2020
Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
The current exacerbation of social, ecological and political lines of conflict in the United States reveal conflicts that have been concentrating around the Mississippi for some time. As tensions rise around racialized violence, ecological destruction and the Covid-19 pandemic, the historical path dependencies and social-political structures that made them become ever more apparent.
The installation The Current presents field studies by artists, scholars and activists who were involved in the HKW project Mississippi. An Anthropocene River and which sought site-specific approaches to planetary crises along the Mississippi River Basin; a river system that exemplifies current transformations of intertwining histories of earth and settlement, of the bio- and technosphere. Read more »
The Current opens October 26 at 12:00pm CST / 7:00pm MESZ, with an opening screening session with Beate Geissler & Oliver Sann, moderated by Ego Ahaiwe Sowinski at 2pm CST / 9 pm MESZ. The contents of the installation at HKW will be available online at shape.anthropocene-curriculum.org.
Image: Hopium Economy, Beate Geissler & Oliver Sann