Oliver Ressler (Ed.): Barricading the Ice Sheets. Artists and Climate Action in the Age of Irreversible Decision

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Ed. by Oliver Ressler.
Accompanying the conference “Barricading the Ice Sheets,” Camera Austria, 28. / 29.2.2020
With contributions by Maja and Reuben Fowkes, Lenka Kukurová, Oliver Ressler, Vanina Saracino, Imre Szeman (eng./ger.).
Edition Camera Austria, Graz 2020.
88 pages, 13 × 21 cm, numerous b/w illustrations.
ISBN 978-3-902911-54-4

“Barricading the Ice Sheets” is a research endeavor by Oliver Ressler and supported by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF: AR 526).

Cover: Barricading the Ice Sheets. Artists and Climate Action in the Age of Irreversible Decision, Edition Camera Austria, 2020.

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Artists’ involvement in social movements has developed significantly over the last few years. Not so long ago, artists mainly contributed to the movements’ visual identity, creating banners, posters, websites, and so on. Today, however, artists and cultural producers increasingly tend to become central protagonists, whether as spokespeople or in shaping media tactics and broader strategy. The four essays collected in this book confront the reality of the climate crisis without either illusion or resignation, discussing the possible contribution of artistic work with an acute awareness of the difficulties involved.

 

Oliver Ressler is an artist who produces installations, projects in public space, and films on issues like economics, democracy, the climate crisis, forms of resistance, and social alternatives. His thirty-three films have been screened all across the world. www.ressler.at

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