the catastrophe institute

the catastrophe institute [kellerberrin 2005]
photo by pvi collective
the catastrophe institute [kellerberrin 2005]
photo by pvi collective
the catastrophe institute [kellerberrin 2005]
photo by pvi collective
the catastrophe institute - fleeing by car
photo by julianna stiegele
the catastrophe institute [kellerberrin 2005]
photo by pvi collective

the catastrophe institute is a collaboration between artists juliane stiegele [germany] and pvi collective. developed during a residency at iaska during sept – oct 2005, the catastrophe institute [C.I] is an international think-tank which aims to experiment with disaster – exploring changing perceptions of catastrophe in relation to the places we live and people we know.

during a residency period, a number of catastrophe experiments are attempted in the local environment, exploring catastrophe in its widest contexts from natural disasters, to local man-made catastrophes and catastrophe prevention. each experiment is documented via video, sound or photography with the results exhibited in a gallery based exhibition with the local community invited.

Global catastrophic risks are those that pose serious threats to human well-being on a global scale. An immensely diverse collection of events could constitute global catastrophes: they range from volcanic eruptions to pandemic infections, nuclear accidents to worldwide tyrannies, out-of-control scientific experiments to climatic changes, and cosmic hazards to economic collapse.

the future of humanity institute

Creative Team

devised & performed by: pvi collective & juliana stiegele

exhibition manager: iaska

participants: members of the local community, kellerberrin

Performance History

iaska – international artspace kellerberrin, wa, oct 2005

Media

the future of humanity institute
http://www.fhi.ox.ac.uk/research/global_catastrophic_risks

the catastropophe institute is supported by arts wa, the australia council for the arts visual arts & crafts strategy, country arts wa, iaska and the shire of kellerberrin.