Future Scenarios

Lena Dobrowolska & Teo Ormond-Skeaping

Lena Dobrowolska und Teo Ormond-Skeaping, Portrait of resilience #1, Luang Namtha Province, Lao PDR, 2017
Lena Dobrowolska und Teo Ormond-Skeaping, Ration distribution, Bidi Bidi Refugee Settlement, Yumbe, Uganda, 2017
Lena Dobrowolska und Teo Ormond-Skeaping, Failing coastal defence, Daulatkhan, Bhola Island, Bangladesh, 2017


Opening: Fri, 22.03.2019, 19:00

What would the future look like with global warming running at 1.5 to 6 degrees centigrade? In their long-term multimedia project entitled Future Scenarios (launched in 2016) Lena Dobrowolska and Teo Ormond-Skeaping outline multiple scenarios open to interpretation on what the future might be like. Working closely with scientists, researchers and political decision-makers the Polish-British artist duo examines questions such as the responsibility for global warming and our vulnerability to it as well as the role that discourse plays in shaping our future.

The Future Scenarios exhibition at the KUNST HAUS WIEN Garage features a three-channel video installation as well as photographs and research material by Dobrowolska and Ormond-Skeaping. Portraits of people from Uganda, Laos, Nepal and Bangladesh – all countries which are deeply affected by climate change – are showcased alongside scenes of climate-related migration, adaptation strategies, food security, and how nature itself is changing. The artistic documentary-type exploration by the artist duo focuses not on vulnerability, but on our capacity for resistance and our adaptability, thereby initiating a (visual) dialogue on a future yet to be determined.

Curator: Sophie Haslinger 

Artists: Lena Dobrowolska, Teo Ormond-Skeaping

Exhibition programme

24.03.19, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Lecture with Lena Dobrowolska and Teo Ormond-Skeaping with further talk (EN)

24.03.19, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Workshop Future Scenarios with Lena Dobrowolska and Teo Ormond-Skeaping (EN)

08.05.19, 6 p.m.
Dialogue tour with Sophie Haslinger, curator, and Adam Pawloff, energy and climate speaker Greenpeace