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Burning Ice #9

Festival

Tipping Points

Man’s presence on earth represents only a tiny fraction of the planet’s timeline. Yet according to a considerable number of scientists we have for some time been living in the Anthropocene, the geological era in which the impact of human activity has affected the climate and the atmosphere.

Over the last few decades it has become clear that our actions are taking us closer to dangerous climatological, biological and technological tipping points, when we lose control and are no longer able to foresee the consequences. However, there are no indications that we wish to make fundamental changes to our behaviour.

BURNING ICE #9 once again brings together artists, academics and theorists and asks why we are increasingly eager to brazen it out when it comes to speculating on our own future. Is it a collective desire for the ultimate thrill? The end of the planet as we know it: could this be the main act of the next decade?