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11 Feb 2010

Petko Dourmana at Videospace, Budapest

Petko Dourmana 2009

Post Global Warming Survival Kit
Videospace Gallery


5 February - 27 March, 2010.
Opening hours:
Wed-Fri 2-6 pm, Sat 11 am - 3 pm and by appointment

Eike Berg
+36-1-784 40 90
+36-1-784 40 90

Videospace Gallery
Ráday u. 56
1092 Budapest,

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Set in a world where nuclear winter was implemented as a radical solution to the global warming and flooding, the installation Post Global Warming Survival Kit represents the dwelling of a person who watches over the sea shoreline in a post-apocalyptic landscape almost devoid of organic life.

The landscape projection and all the lighting in the installation is in the near infrared part of the spectrum that is completely invisible for the bare human eye but visible with night vision devices that are provided to the audience. This is based on the assumption that when much of the sun light is blocked out from reaching the surface of the earth as is in the nuclear winter scenario, seeing in infrared becomes more useful in terms of surviving.

The installation is presented in completely dark space producing sensations of emptiness and fullness simultaneously when the visitor is walking around the shelter and entering inside.

Besides the ironic use of widely used in the mass media concepts as nuclear winter and global warming, as a solution of each other the project raises the question of what is bringing the future and what output of the technology and contemporary society can be used for surviving in climate change environment.

Post Global Warming Survival Kit is produced by Edith Russ Site for Media Art