Forecast Event Programme Details


3rd-7th March

Forecast presents a series of online panel discussions, artist performances, Q&A’s, film screenings and more.

We’re delighted to share details of Forecast’s upcoming online event programme.

Attendance is free, but places are limited. Please see Eventbrite to book – we hope you can join us.

Individual Event Info and booking links:

Wednesday 3rd March

Forecast Launch and in conversation with Fei Jun

13:00-14:00 GMT, Wed 3rd March

The Forecast programme launch with a conversation with acclaimed Chinese artist Fei Jun and a world tour of his digital artwork.

Featuring:

Alice Sharp, Artistic Director and founder of Invisible Dust

Fei Jun, Beijing-based artist behind Forecasting: Interesting Worlds

Lucy Wood, Invisible Dust Arts-Science Producer

Eleanor Church, Filmmaker and one of 13 co-creators Forecasting: Interesting Worlds.

Laura Tenenbaum, Former NASA communicator and one of the 13 co-creators of Forecasting: Interesting Worlds

Panel: What is shaping how you think about the planet’s future?

18:00-19:00 GMT, Wed 3rd March

A panel discussion and Q&A around Forecast’s central question about how we’re thinking about the future of the planet.

Featuring:

Artist TBA

Emily Shuckburgh, climate scientist and director of Cambridge Zero

Eliane Ubalijoro, Executive Director of Sustainability in the Digital Age and sustainable international development expert.

Lily Cole, model, activist and author of Who Cares Wins

Hosted by: Shahidha Bari, presenter of BBC Radio 3’s Free Thinking and Professor of Fashion Cultures and Histories at London College of Fashion.

Artist Performance: Ahilapalapa Rands

19:15-19:30 GMT, Wed 3rd March

A new performance by New Zealand artist Ahilapalapa Rands

Featuring:

Ahilapalapa Rands (Hawaiian, Fijian, Sāmoan, Cook Island, Pākehā), an artist whose multidisciplinary style focuses on disrupting commonplace narratives and worldviews.

VR Experience: Hito Steyerl’s ‘Leonardo’s Submarine’

20:00 GMT onwards , Wed 3rd March

A VR experience of an underwater world created by visual artist Hito Steyerl

Created by:

Hito Steyerl, A VR experience of an underwater world created by visual artist Hito Steyerl

With thanks to the Andrew Kreps Gallery and the Esther Schipper Gallery.

Thursday 4th March

Discussion: Sustainable Futures at 32° East | Ugandan Arts Trust

12:00-13:00 GMT, Thurs 4th March

A look at the Ugandan Arts Trust’s journey to creating Kampala’s first purpose-built arts centre based upon sustainability and community

Featuring:

Teesa Bahana, director of the 32° East | Ugandan Arts Trust

James Hampton, Founding Director of New Makers Bureau

Hosted by: Bianca Manu, a Ghanaian British curator, producer, and writer invested in public and performance art and photography

Panel: How can we use the past to understand the future?

13:00-14:00 GMT, Thurs 4th March

A panel discussion and Q&A around the question of how we use the past to shape the future of the planet.

Featuring:

Jeremy Deller, conceptual artist who won the Turner Prize in 2004.

Miranda Lowe, Principal Curator and museum scientist at the Natural History Museum.

Pat McCabe (Weyakpa Najin Win, Woman Stands Shining)indigenous leader and activist.

Anne Johnson, epidemiologist and public health expert.

Artist in conversation: Ryan Gander

17:00-17:45 GMT, Thurs 4th March

Artist Ryan Gander in conversation with curator Jeanine Griffin as he talks about his new work with Invisible Dust and how his artistic practice relates to thinking about the future.

Featuring:

Ryan Gander, an artist whose works materialise in many different forms – from sculpture to film, writing, graphic design, installation, performance and more.

Jeanine Griffin, Associate Curator at Invisible Dust

Panel: How can we adapt to uncertainty as the climate changes?

18:00-19:00 GMT, Thurs 4th March

A panel discussion and interactive Q&A around how we can adapt in the face of climate uncertainty

Featuring:

Adam Chodzko, an artist who explores our conscious and unconscious behaviours.

Kevin Anderson, climate scientist

Margaret Heffernan, CEO and author of Uncharted: How to Map the Future Together

Hosted by: Bianca Manu, a Ghanaian British curator, producer, and writer invested in public and performance art and photography

Artist Performance: Adam Chodzko’s ‘Woven Time: A girdle of fig leaves’

19:15-19:30 GMT, Thurs 4th March

Visual artist Adam Chodzko speculates about how art might need to evolve, in order to make a path of hope into the future

Featuring:

Adam Chodzko, an artist who explores our conscious and unconscious behaviours.

Film and Artist Q&A: Voices by Alexandrov Klum

19:30-20:30 GMT, Thurs 4th March

A short film raising awareness for indigenous peoples of the world, including a Q&A with the creators – artist duo Alexandrov Klum

Featuring:

Alexandrov Klum, artist duo made up of Mattias and Iris Alexandrov Klum, who creates art projects connected to environmental issues, with storytelling deriving from philosophy, science and mythology.

Katy Molloy, Director of Flourishing Diversity

In association with Flourishing Diversity

Friday 5th March

Panel: What will our view of nature bring to the future?

13:00-14:00 GMT, Fri 5th March

This discussion will explore the relationships that humans have with nature – a relationship that many see as broken and at the root of some of our greatest problems.

What changes in how we see the natural world could lead to a brighter future?

Rather than seeing ourselves as separate from nature, might we see ourselves as a part of it – changing how we see non-human animals and our relationship to the natural world?

Can we move forward positively from the COVID-19 pandemic and act to reduce future risks?

What can we learn from the indigenous communities that have lived in harmony with nature rather than tried to conquer it?

Featuring:

Danielle Celermajer, author of Summertime: Reflections on a Vanishing Future

Iain McGilchrist, psychiatrist and author of The Master and his Emissary

Usman Haque, artist-architect and creative director at Umbrellium.

Milka Chepkorir, advocate for indigenous land rights from the Sengwer community.

Hosted by: Jessica Sweidan, founder of Synchronicity Earth and Patron of Nature for the International Union for the Conservation of Nature

Nave Gaia (Spaceship Gaia): A dialogue with Ailton Krenak & Antonio Nobre

15:30-17:00 GMT, Thurs 5th March

A highly anticipated dialogue between Indigenous philosopher and leader, Ailton Krenak and Antonio Nobre, agronomist and researcher.

Featuring:

Ailton Krenak, an indigenous philosopher from the Brazilian Rio Doce, Minas Gerais

Antonio Nobre, a scientist whose research focuses on the Amazon Rainforest

In association with Flourishing Diversity and «Selvagem – Cycle of Studies about Life

Panel: Who chooses our future and how?

17:30-18:30 GMT, Fri 5th March

Join us for a panel discussion and interactive Q&A around who gets to choose our collective futures

Featuring:

Cornelia Parker, visual artist, best known for her sculpture and installation art.

Rose M. Mutiso, East Africaenergy expert and CEO of the Mawazo Institute

Jonathon Porritt, Founder Director of Forum for the Future and author of Hope in Hell

Daze Aghaji, Climate justice activist and student of History and Politics at Goldsmiths.

Hosted by: Isabel Hilton, writer, broadcaster and CEO of China Dialogue, the world’s first fully bilingual website devoted to environment and climate change.

Artists Performance: Dark Interludes

18:30-18:45 GMT, Fri 5th March

A new performance by Michelle St Anne and Julie Vulcan with The Living Room Theatre

Grief expands and contracts temporalities.

The breath in deliberately occupies space

The pause elongates the moment

The release amplifies a remembering

All to be repeated in a ritual of remembering, and remembering, and…

To be enveloped by the extraordinary senses that are opened by grief is to be present to the shared space of loss and lamentation that exists across time and species. By recognising the patterns of our own pain, beauty, and suffering we might begin to understand how we as humans might break the cycle of the forever unjust.

Performers: Imogen Cranna, Michelle St Anne, Julie Vulcan

Double Bass: Maximillian Alduca, Marie-Louise Bethune, Dave Ellis, Jacques Emery, Will Hansen

Camera and Editing: Samuel James

Vocals: Amanda Stewart

Panel: On Thin Ice by the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies

19:00-20:00 GMT, Fri 5th March

Join us and the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, to explore ice as a metaphor for our planet’s uncertain and fragile future

Featuring:

Jen Rose Smith, dAXunhyuu (Eyak, Alaska Native) geographer and Assistant Professor of Geography and American Indian Studies, Dept. of Geography, UW-Madison.

Carrie Hanson, choreographer, director, and performer. Founding Artistic Director, The Seldoms; UW-Madison Interdisciplinary Artist-in-Residence (Fall 2019)

Stephen Hilyard, artist and Professor of Digital Arts, Dept of Art, UW-Madison.

Forecast: Watch-back Weekend Pass

21:00 GMT, Fri 5th March – 23:00, Sunday 7th March

A weekend pass to watch back recordings and digital content from across the Forecast event series

We’ve created a watch-back pass so you don’t have to miss out on any of the events in the Forecast series. We’ll be recording all of our panel discussions and partner events, which you’ll be able to watch any time you want over the weekend.

We’ll be sending out links to all of the content on Friday evening which you can watch up until 11pm on Sunday night.

About Forecast

Forecast is a new programme by Invisible Dust that brings together artists, scientists, thinkers and change-makers from around the world to consider what shapes how we think about the planet’s future.

Alice Sharp is Artistic Director and Founder of Invisible Dust

Edward McGovern is Forecast’s programme manager

Lydia Entwistle is Forecast’s assistant producer

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