SUPERFLEX: It is not the end of the world
16 Mar 201930 Nov 2019

The Danish artist collective SUPERFLEX has reshaped and flooded the former water reservoir of the Danish capital, now functioning as an underground art hall. With sci-fi elements, SUPERFLEX creates a surreal, yet plausible, scenario where climate change has altered society drastically.

Installationsview, SUPERFLEX 2019. Photo: Torben Eskerod
Installationsview, SUPERFLEX 2019. Photo: Torben Eskerod

A changing area is the first element you will encounter in the large-scale installation It is not the end of the world. Now, you’ll have to change into a pair of wellingtons before you can move on from here.

The artist collective SUPERFLEX has staged a time travel into the future in the dark, underground halls of Cisternerne. A flood has occurred, decay has begun, and the visitor will encounter relics that seem to come from a distant past: our own present. In the cave-like and different climate of Cisternerne, the visitor will take in the exhibition not only with the eyes and mind but with the entire body.

One of the elements, the visitor will encounter in the innermost part of Cisternerne, is a landscape of toilets partially submerged in water. A sculptural form robbed of its original function, not unlike the former water reservoir in which it is placed. As an exact copy of the executive toilets of the Bonn headquarters of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), it appears as a portrait of human consumption and our global struggle to counteract the damage this has inflicted.

With this exhibition, SUPERFLEX turns the dystopian scenario of the end of humanity into a more multifaceted narrative. As the title claims, the artist group suggests that the changes might be the end of humanity but not necessarily the end of the world.

Source: Cisternerne

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SUPERFLEX: It is not the end of the world
16 Mar 201930 Nov 2019

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