Commissioned by Vitalstatistix for Adhocracy
Future Present: Artists, Primary Industry & Climate Change explores the critical global issue of climate change and economic transition. Climate change is arguably the number one concern facing humanity and our planet right now. It will affect industry, employment, lifestyle, food, water, population growth and movement, physical geography and consumption. Primary industries such as commercial fishing, forestry, agriculture and mining are at the coalface of necessary change.
Future Present pairs ten South Australian artists from a range of artistic disciplines with ten individuals who are leading innovation and activism around climate change and primary industry. Working with Rosie Dennis and undertaking their own on-site research with their non-arts partners, the group will make art works that inform, question and inspire. Each evening as part of Adhocracy – Vitalstatistix’s annual make ‘n’ show hothouse festival – the residency group will share their creative responses.
Future Present aspires to illuminate climate change through stories of daily working life, personal-political responsibility, hopefulness and how we make the future in what we do now.
To follow the project as it happens and find out more, go to the blog.
Residency: 26 May–6 June
Season: 7–9 June