FLOOR / HvA June – August 2022
The exhibition All Gone addressed the notion of future landscapes through a series of research projects as a way to offer tools for reflecting on the present and possible futures of living with climate change.
Speculative stories and visual landscapes from the near future were co-authored with an AI trained by the Visual Methodologies Collective. The AI was repurposed as a ‘co-author’ of climate stories and a co-designer of climate-related images that facilitate reflections on present and future(s) of living with climate change.
A tarot deck was designed to facilitate conversations about climate change. How to imagine the future beyond scenarios of resilience and the dystopian? How to aid our transition into different ways of caring for the planet and each other?
Personal diary entries from the future build a picture of a world yet to come. The story ‘All gone’ is a diary fragment about how someone discovers that everything has disappeared, the mountains, the creek, the trees, and the animals.
During the opening, Sabine Niederer, Professor of Visual Methodologies and founder of the Visual Methodologies Collective gave an overview of the Climate Futures Program of which the exhibition ‘All Gone’ is a part.