10 vensters op ons klimaat / 10 frames on climate In the project 10 frames on climate I investigate the past, present and future of climate (change) through items from the collection of Museon. By taking the viewer on a travel along different cultures, flora, fauna and technological innovation, climate change will be brought to life.
CarbonI recently traveled to old coal mining areas in the south of the Netherlands, to investigate remnants of the Carboniferous. In these coal seams fossils from the Carboniferous were found, with extinct ferns and other plants. Although humans had no part in this back then, these fossils already experienced some opposite climate change: the cooling down of earth. The digging of these coal mines, and use of fossil fuels have been directing us into a new climate change: global warming. With this, these fossils become a physical silent witness. In this story, these fossils of fuel are brought back to their origin as a message. Can we still bring the Earth’s temperature down?
the InuitIndigenous people, who have lived for generations in the northernmost regions of the world, eastern Greenland, are seeing the symptoms of climate change endangering their habitats. So did the Inuit community due to the melting of the polar caps. The rising water is threatening the Inuit change all their traditions and move elsewhere. How many more cultures like this are threatened to disappear?
The pale seas
Coral often looks like a non-living creature, but coral is indeed alive and makes use of a whole ecosystem. Due to the rise in sea temperature as well as the increase in acidity due to climate change, we see coral gradually disappearing more and more, leaving the color behind and slowly dying. The future of coral looks pale, so pale that in 80 years' time all coral around the world might be gone. In this story I enlighten the bright colorful world it once was and how pale that world might become.
Project is in progress