CAROLINE MÅRTENSSON
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Kulturparken Småland, Växjö. Efterklang, glasrikets giftiga bakgård /Reveberation, the toxic backyards of the Kingdom of Crystal.
27/3-8/9 2019. Part of Nya Smålands's program for 2019-2020.

Länk till Kulturnytt 28/3 med Gunnar Bolin om Nya Småland och Efterklang.

 

Carbon Ruins - An exhibition from the future
together with Johannes Stripple, Sylvia Lysko, Alexandra Nikoleris, Ludwig Bengtsson Sonesson, part of Climaginaries LU.

Exhibition venues in Lund:
Eden: 8-12 April, Kristallen: 13-24 May, Domkyrkoforum: 2-29 September, Stadsbiblioteket: 1 October-3 November 2019.

It is 2053. The Swedish government has just opened its landmark museum FOSSIL with its first exhibition Carbon Ruins. The exhibition and its grand opening is a celebration of the fact that global net-zero emissions of carbon dioxide were reached in 2050. Sweden, in line with its 2017 targets, reached net-zero emissions of greenhouse gases already in 2045, being the first country in the world to step out of the fossil age, which globally lasted between 1849 and 2049.

‘Carbon Ruins’ aims to transport the visitor into a future where transitions to post-fossil society has already happened. By focusing on recognizable objects the exhibition bridges the gap between the daily lives of humans and the abstract impacts of climate change. The choice of the objects and the associated stories are based on climate models and expertise from the Narrating Climate Futures network. The characters and events which construct the story have been generated through participatory workshops with researchers and practitioners in food, transport, steel, energy and plastic.

 

Inauguration Living fossil, Naturum Vattenriket, Kristianstad, January 1th at 1 pm. The work is created especially for the Biosphere Reserve Kristianstad Vattenrike in connection to the interdisciplinary art project Man and Biosphere - precarious situations. At 2 pm lecture by Caroline Hallin Fredriksson at Regionmuseet: Backafloden - Historiska stormar möter framtidsscenarion

 

MAN AND BIOSPHERE, PRECARIOUS SITUATIONS
was an interdisciplinary, site specific project initiated by me in cooperation with Kristianstads Konsthall and Naturum Vattenriket and together with a coregroup consiting of the artists Terje Östling, Nilsmagnus Sköld, Malin Lobell and the political scientist Johannes Stripple, as well as an external network of researchers and artists. The project is based on the biosphere reserve of Kristianstad Vattenrike, -2.32 m below sea level, which means that the situation in relation to a changing climate is precarious. Part of climate psychology means that we need local examples to understand and take in what is happening globally. Program during summer 2018, exhibition 13 Oktober 2018 - 20 Janury 2019. www.kristianstadskonsthall.se

Articles about the project:
SMHI: Konst skapar forum för samtal om klimatförändringar och anpassning
Lunds Universitet: Klimatvandra med forskare och konstnärer
Sydsvenskan: Lågmält engagerade om klimatet
Norra Skåne/Skånska Dagbladet: Konst som lyfter klimatfrågan

 

Narrating Climate Futures 
A COLLABORATIVE INITIATIVE | LUND UNIVERSITY
Narrating Climate Futures is a collaborative initiative in which we explore the potential different ways of imagining futures have to grapple with the challenge of climate change. The initiative was launched in September 2017, and has been funded by the Vice Chancellor of Lund University.
Read more here: Narrating Climate Futures


MED KÄNSLA FÖR GRÖNT –
EN UTSTÄLLNING I FREDRIKSDALS ANDA

Dunkers Kulturhus, Helsingborg, 15/12 2018 – 1/9 2019

 

NOT A SINGLE STORY
Nirox winter sculpture exhibition May 12 - July 31 2018.
A collaboration between The Nirox Foundation, South Africa and Wanås Konst, Sweden. Curators: Elisabeth Milllqvist and Mattias Givell. Participating artists

 

Experiment för utopier / Experiment for utopias
Grop exhibition, Ystads Konstmuseum, June 9 - August 19 2018. Curator Gunnel Pettersson. 

 

Växtkamp, Falsterbo Konsthall, February 10 - April 22, 2018.
Grop exhibition: Claudia Cavallar, Ladislav Kosa, David Krantz, Fredrik Lindqvist, Caroline Mårtensson, Mårten Nilsson och Roland Persson.

 

Travel grant recieved from Helge Ax:son Johnson to study the construction techniques of rammed earth and hempcrete. Autumn 2017.

 

 

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ABOUT MY PRACTICE:

My work is based on the encounter between humans and nature,
a practice which I carry out through in-depth, often interdisciplinary research, resulting in visualized interrogations about this relationship.
The aim is to enable more complex conditions for understanding, making available, and inviting for discussions about, the subjects being examined. I´m using art as a tool to communicate environmental political questions.