UNDER THE WEATHER13 ARTISTS ON THE CLIMATE CRISIS
Short Film - Worldwide, October 2023
Artists and writers around the world, from Svalbard to Bangladesh, New Delhi to Johannesburg, think aloud about the ideological foundations of global capitalism and what it means to create in a world of finite resources.
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UNDER THE WEATHER: 13 ARTISTS ON THE CLIMATE CRISIS
The World Weather Network presents Under the Weather, a short film about our place as creative beings in a finite world. Thirteen artists and writers working in diverse ecological and cultural contexts, from Svalbard to Bangladesh, New Delhi to Johannesburg, think aloud about the ideological foundations of global capitalism’s extractive relationship with nature, questioning whether it’s possible for our human capacity for creation to align with ever more apparent planetary limitations.
Consisting of video diaries and interviews, as well as original artwork, the film weaves a dreamlike soliloquy from thirteen restless minds, each demanding that we wake-up to face the world, and learn from it. How might the stories we tell, and the art we create, model new ways to continue making anything at all?
Featuring interviews, diaries and original artwork by (in order of appearance): Ali Smith, Sarah Wood (UK), Akeel Kreef (Iraq), Monica Narula (India), Bettina Malcomness (South Africa), Sinem Disli (Turkey), Mariana Perez Bobadilla (Netherlands), Issay Rodriguez (Philippines), Gema Intxausti (Basque), Ana Escobar (UAE), Shuddhabrata Sengupta (India), Palash Bhattacharjee (Bangladesh), Yamile Calderón (Norway); as well as reproductions of artwork by Zan Wimberley (Australia) and Sherko Abbas (Iraq).
Directed and produced on behalf of the World Weather Network by Santiago Posada and Tony Guillan.
World Weather Network
Under the Weather marks twelve months of the World Weather Network, an ongoing collaboration between 30 arts agencies around the world, formed in response to the climate crisis and biodiversity loss; a global network supporting artists and writers to report on their weather and our climate.
ARTICA SVALBARD, Norway
ARTINGENIUM, Donostia/San Sebastián
ART JAMEEL, Dubai
ART SONJE CENTER, Seoul
BUNDANON, New South Wales
DHAKA ART SUMMIT, Bangladesh
ENOURA OBSERVATORY, Japan
NICOLETTA FIORUCCI FOUNDATION, Grasse, France
FOGO ISLAND ARTS, Newfoundland, Canada
FONDAZIONE SANDRETTO RE REBAUDENGO, Torino, italy
HOLT-SMITHSON FOUNDATION, New Mexico, USA
ICELANDIC ARTS CENTRE, Reykjavik
IHME HELSINKI, Helsinki
KHOJ, New Delhi
KONSTHALL TORNEDALEN, Hedenäset, Sweden
NGO and POOL, Johannesburg
RUYA FOUNDATION, Iraq
SOPHIA POINT, Guyana
TERRA FOUNDATION, Comporta
TE TUHI, Aotearoa / New Zealand
UCCA Center for Contemporary Art and Aranya, Beijing / Qinhuangdao
YINKA SHONIBARE FOUNDATION, Lagos / Ijebu
32 DEGREES EAST, Uganda
The World Weather Network is supported by the British Council’s Creative Commissions for Climate Action, a global programme exploring climate change through art, science and digital technology.
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