CAROLINE MÅRTENSSON
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2019 - 2020 Konstnärlig utredning av utvecklingsområdet Södra Möckeln på uppdrag av Älmhults kommun och Statens Konstråd. / Artistic investigation of the the development area Södra Möckeln on behalf of the municipality of Älmhult and the Public Art Agency Sweden.
Projektet är en del av Statens Konstråds regeringsuppdrag Kunskapsnav offentlig konst. 

Efterklang, glasrikets giftiga bakgård / Reverberation, the toxic backyards of the Kingdom of Crystal. Kulturparken Småland, Växjö.
March 27 - September 8, 2019. Part of Nya Smålands's program for 2019-2020.
Länk till Kulturnytt 28/3 med Gunnar Bolin om Nya Småland och Efterklang.  

Med känsla för grönt –  en utställning i Fredriksdals anda / A Sense of Green – an exhibition in the spirit of Fredriksdal, Dunkers Kulturhus, Helsingborg. About the work at Fredriksdal Museums and gardens with a focus on the ecological interaction from an artistic point of view. December 15, 2018 - September 1, 2019.

Non Utopia
Ongoing site specific project together with Patrik Bengtsson. Practicing the transition. More information will follow.

Carbon Ruins -  an exhibition of the fossil age
together with Johannes Stripple, Sylvia Lysko, Alexandra Nikoleris, Ludwig Bengtsson Sonesson, part of Narrating Climate Futures LU.
Exhibition venues in Lund:  Eden: 8-12 April, Kristallen: 14 April-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.

 
Living fossil
, Naturum Vattenriket, Kristianstad, inauguration on January 20, 2019. The work is created especially for the Biosphere Reserve Kristianstad Vattenrike in connection to the interdisciplinary art project Man and Biosphere - Precarious Situations. Lecture by Caroline Hallin at Regionmuseet: Backafloden - Historiska stormar möter framtidsscenarion.

Man and Biosphere – Precarious Situations 
is an interdisciplinary, site specific project initiated by me in cooperation with Kristianstads Konsthall and Naturum Vattenriket and together with a core-group consisting 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 Kristianstad Vattenrike,  located -2.32 m below sea level, which means that the situation regarding a changing climate is precarious. Part of climate psychology means that we need local examples to understand and grasp what is happening globally. Public start-up May 18, 2018, program in summer. Exhibition October 13, 2018  to January 20, 2019.
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 narratives and stories of alternative climate futures. The initiative was launched in September 2017, and has been funded by the Vice Chancellor of Lund University.

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

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.

 

 

 

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ABOUT MY PRACTICE:

I´m working with artistic methods to communicate environmental issues. The aim is to make complex conditions tangible, and in
doing so, improve the understanding of relationships between
man and nature.