Deep Weather, 2013

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Ursula Biemann, Deep Weather, 2013

“My work has focused, in recent years, on oil and water as the two primordial liquids that form the undercurrents of all narrations as they activate profound changes in the planetary ecology. In Deep Weather, I draw the connection between the relentless reach for fossil resources with their toxic impact on the climate, and the consequences this has for indigenous populations in remote parts of the world. The first part of the video comments on the huge open pit extraction zone for tar sands in the midst of the vast boreal forests of Northern Canada. The second part then turns to the consequences of the melting Himalayan ice fields, rising planetary sea levels, geo-thermal disasters and extreme weather events that increasingly define the living condition in Bangladesh and documents the gigantic community effort in building protective mud embankments.”
(Ursula Biemann, Deep Weather, presentation at the Economy exhibition CCA, Glasgow, January 2013, extracts)


Ursula Biemann
(1955, Zurich) vit et travaille à Zurich.
Artiste, écrivaine et vidéaste, elle étudie à la School of Visual Arts et le Whitney Independent Study Program à New York. Son travail artistique a été consacré par de nombreuses rétrospectives à travers le monde. Actuellement, elle est chercheuse à Zurich University for the Arts ZHdK et Michigan State University, Lansing. Nommée Docteur Honoris Causa ès Humanités par l’Université Umea, Suède, Ursula Biemann reçoit le Prix Meret Oppenheim en 2009.