Deep Weather

Ursula Biemann

2013 | 00:08:58 | Switzerland | English | Color | Stereo | 16:9 | HD video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Environment, Nature, Post-colonialism

Water and oil form the undercurrents of all narrations as they activate profound changes in the planetary ecology. After the oil peak, ever dirtier, remote and deeper layers of fossil resources are being accessed. Aerial recording of the devastated crust in Alberta opens the view into dark lubricant geologies. Climate change, exasperated by projects such as the Canadian tar sands, puts the life of large world populations in danger.

Melting Himalayan ice fields, rising planetary sea levels, and extreme weather events increasingly impose an amphibian lifestyle on the Bangladeshi population. Gigantic machine-less efforts are made by communities to build protective mud embankments in the delta where large parts will soon be submerged and water is declared the territory of citizenship.

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2013 Center for Contemporary Arts Glasgow

Exhibitions + Festivals

Athens International Film/Video Festival, Athens, OH, 2014

Internationale Kurtzfilmtage Oberhausen, Germany, 2014

Rotterdam International Film Festival, The Netherlands, 2014

Video Fest, Dallas, TX, 2014

Ursula Biemann - Egyptian Chemistry/Deep Weather/Sahara Chronicle, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.), Berlin, Germany, 2013

Maldives Pavilion, 55th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy, 2013

Ursula Biemann - Hybrid Ecologies, ARGOS Centre for Art and Media, Brussels, Belgium, 2013

Inflexions, Biel/Bienne Festival of Photography, Biel/Bienne, Switzerland, 2013

World of Matter, Hartware MediaArtAssociation, Dortmund, Germany, 2014

World of Matter, James Gallery, Graduate Center, City University New York, New York, NY, 2014

World of Matter, Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden, 2015

River Tamar Film Festival, Plymouth, United Kingdom, 2014