The exhibition project EARTH, t. b. a. explores scenarios of post-apocalyptic life during the Berlin Gallery Weekend 2021. From 24th April to 30th May, EARTH, t.b.a. takes place physically and digitally at Haus am Lützowplatz (Studio Galerie).
The project presents a series of scenarios of future life on Earth that oscillate between imagination and documentation. The selected works, which are mainly site-specific installations, are imaginary investigations of post-apocalyptic rural and urban landscapes as a result of human influence on nature and architecture. Used in the title ironically, the abbreviation ‘t. b. a’, used to signify something not yet sure that is “to be announced”, adds up to the urgency of environmental protection; An Earth whose future is not secure and which is endangered by human activity is brought to the forefront as the main point of discussion.
The exhibition is to be understood as part of the Anthropocene exhibition series, conceived by curator Vanessa Souli, which explores the broader relationship of humans to their immediate, as well as global, natural and social environment. An unofficial term used to describe the current period in Earth’s history when human actions have a visible impact on the regulation of climate, the Anthropocene is an increasingly important concept that …
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Image caption: Nadine Baldow, Closeup