December 1, 2016 till December 31, 2016
Deep Weather by Ursula Biemann
India Habitat Centre
Lodhi Road, New Delhi - 110003
Ursula Biemann, Switzerland
video essay, 2013, 9 minutes
on view from 1 – 31 December 2016
at the Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi 110003
About Deep Weather
The impact humans are currently inflicting on the planet and its climate is of an order that surpasses common understanding. Deep Weather alludes to the world ecology as an interconnected system in which the effect of heavy fossil fuel extractions made in the boreal woods of Northern Canada are experienced by Delta inhabitants in Bangladesh who struggle to protect themselves from rising sea levels.
About Ursula Biemann
Ursula Biemann is an artist, writer, and video essayist based in Zurich, Switzerland. Her artistic practice is strongly research-oriented and involves fieldwork in remote locations. Her recent fieldwork has taken her to the forests of Amazonia and Borneo as well as the Arctic region. Engaging with the political ecology of oil, ice and water, the artist interweaves vast cinematic landscapes with documentary footage, SF poetry and academic findings to narrate a changing planetary reality.
Ursula’s video installations are exhibited worldwide in museums and at international art biennials in Sao Paulo, Gwangju, Liverpool, Sharjah, Shanghai, Istanbul, Montreal, and Venice. She had comprehensive solo exhibitions at Neuer Berliner Kunstverein n.b.k.; Lentos Museum Linz and Helmhaus Zurich. Biemann has a BFA from the School of Visual Arts and attended the Whitney Independent Study Program in New York. She received a doctor honoris causa in Humanities by the Swedish University Umea and the Prix Meret Oppenheim, the Swiss Grand Award for Art. More: www.geobodies.org
Deep Weather is part of Habitat PHOTOSPHERE, an initiative of Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. The objective of the festival, which judiciously balances art concepts, photography and sustainable development, is to raise environmental awareness through photography.