Petko Dourmana: Post Global Warming Survival Kit




 
  • ©2008, Petko Dourmana

  • ©2008, Petko Dourmana

  • ©2008, Petko Dourmana

Artist(s):


Title:


    Post Global Warming Survival Kit

Exhibition:


Creation Year:


    2008

Medium:


    infrared video projection, mixed media

Category:



Artist Statement:


    Post Global Warming Survival Kit is a low-light, infrared installation set in a post-apocalyptic world where a nuclear winter condition has been created as a radical solution to the problems of global warming and climate catastrophe. Viewers are initially confronted with a space seemingly empty except for a lone dwelling. Only after using the night vision devices provided are viewers able to perceive the desolate coastal landscape displayed as an infrared video projection. In this world, the sun’s life-giving rays are unable to reach the surface of the Earth, resulting in permanent twilight. Without the aid of technological augmentation, we would be blind. In the dwelling, viewers are charged with watching the sea. Survival aids and communications technology have been provided. The suggestion is that this coastal outpost is one of many.