Apr 10, 2008

Ecotarium(s): North Pole

The Future North Ecotarium project is based on the premise that within the next hundred years our climate will be irreversible altered. Massive migrations of urban populations will move north to escape severe flooding and increased temperatures. Area inside the Arctic regions will warm up significantly, making their occupation newly desirable. Real estate values will shift to privilege northern climates that formerly had almost no human inhabitants. To underscore the intensity of such a global shift, we have moved entire cities. The reality of hundreds of millions of people relocating their respective centers of culture, business, and life is almost incomprehensible. We anticipate this polemical representation will impact our perception of tomorrow. The movie installation will premier at:
MASS MoCA Badlands: New Horizons in Landscape
and 01SJ: A global festival of art on the edge
by Jane D. Marsching and Dr. Mitchell Joachim/ Terreform
Architects: Makoto Okazaki, Maria Aiolova, Melanie Fessel
Photo Work: Dan O'Connor
Curators: Steve Dietz at SJMA and Denise Markonish at MASS MoCA

see movie: http://www.terreform.org/future_north
see images:http://www.archinode.com/Arch4float.html