Climate has become the focus of social, political and economic—as well as cultural and artistic—decision-making throughout the world. Art conveys insights that bring the climatic emergency into clear view and provide motivation to take the appropriate measures. The climatic turn is given a face and acquires a visual status and artistic vividness. We come to realize that energetic forces—in an extended sense, those of the sun, ocean and wind—always have their impact in nothing other than a process of exchange. We are led to understand structures, whether made by humankind or nature, as patterns of regenerative energy-events.

Films by Ólafur Eliasson, Andy Goldsworthy, Peter Weibel et al.


Still of the multimedia opera “Amazonas” by Peter Weibel
Photo: Jürgen Claus