Unthinking survivalism: Inner climate change

Marina Zurkow, Una Chaudhuri, Oliver Kelhammer, Fritz Ertl

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Dear Climate is a project with many incarnations. Comprised of 68 posters and six audio works to date, the work is designed to flex its nimble agitation/meditation muscles in a variety of urban and urbane formats. We prefer the abject, provocative, strange and lonely: a windswept street; a drift of papers, layers of peeling posters; headphones dangling from inside the janitor's closet. Dear Climate might find its way into an alleyway or a gallery, as a graffiti-walled midnight wheat-paste operation, or as a mysterious alien listening pod floating in a city park pond. It could be dropped from an airplane, or it might appear disguised as an outhouse adjacent to a museum gallery. The posters can be printed from your computer, hung up in your workplace cafeteria or school lunchroom, sheet-mulched into your neighborhood carbon capturing food forest or slipped into the magazine rack at a freeway filling station. The podcasts that are also part of the online Dear Climate project may be used for group meditations at weddings, picnics, concerts, sports events, raves and retreats, or you might enjoy them while lying in your bathtub (empty or full). See www.dearclimate.net/#/homepage.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)439-456
Number of pages18
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Literature and Literary Theory


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