Instigated by Christine Reeh-Peters and Fee Altmann
(hosted by: Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF, Potsdam)
The collective artistic research project Fabulation for Future reflects on the change of perspectives and new ways of perceiving a world shaken by multiple crises in the context of the Anthropocene. In particular the climate change in conjunction with the novel coronavirus has led to controversial debates about the future and exposed the vulnerability of the human-Earth relationship. Considering this background, the project’s artistic research process designs a collective, critical rethinking of the human condition with the goal of finding artistic ways to create post-anthropocentric worldviews for a sustainable future in which human and non-human species can coexist in sympoiesis. The goal is to build a worldwide network of thinkers, artists and filmmakers who likewise affect and involve other actors. The envisioned network is to operate in the form of a fictive International Committee to Save the Earth through Speculative Fabulation, preparing discourses, artistic actions, fabulative concepts, speculative narratives, and videos that will be presented in a digital online exhibition (opening 11/06/2022) named How to Become a Posthuman. The project emphasizes the new significance of digital proximity for our increasingly posthuman way of life.