"Landscapes of Loss" at Berlin’s Ministry of Environment, is the exhibition for the UN Conference on Climate Change, COP23, bringing together ten international artists with strong links to Berlin, who, each in their own way, address mankind’s role in relation to the environment. Through video, photography, and sculpture, this exhibition is designed as an antidote to the hyper-immediacy of the lives we live. "Landscapes of Loss" invites us to disengage from our phones, to stop tweeting and messaging, to switch off the data stream, to opt out of the constant barrage of the now and immerse ourselves in our planet – from the Arctic tundra of Siberia, to the deserts of the Middle East, and the jungles and seas of the Antipodes – while we still can. As the world’s climate change experts convene in Bonn in mid-November for COP23, "Landscapes of Loss" creates a space of contemplation and time for reflection upon the role we all play in halting the disastrous deterioration of our planet’s climate. It is not only at the governmental level that drastic changes must be made to mitigate the human impact on the environment. The damage already done will be healed through a transformation of the attitudes, expectations, and actions of every one of us. Yet this is a race against time; decisions implemented now will take years to show results. In this age of instant gratification, we need to re-learn how to think in the long-term. "Landscapes of Loss" asks us to stop and take the time to experience our planet at its most fragile; abandon the urgency of the now to reconnect with the rhythms and needs of the natural world.
More info here: momentumworldwide.org/exhibitions/landscapes-of-loss/