Earth without white.
Dark. Warm. Hot.
At least for us.
Albedo – the measure of how reflective a surface is, indicates why polar ice caps are essential for preserving stability of Earth’s climate. Without their natural white color, there will be more exposure of darker areas, meaning more heat absorption, resulting in even faster melting. This creates the vicious cycle threatening the world as we know it. Worse, as experiments with artificial white proved to have very little impact on global temperatures, this became one of the tipping points that once reached, might cause irreversible changes of the whole system. Our system.
International group exhibition White reflects Sunlight – Fuck you, Albedo! aims to shock and warn about the consequences of our behaviour while asking questions and considering options to survive, even adapt at the same time.
With works by ŠPELA PETRIČ, ADRIENN ÚJHÁZI, PAULA FLORES, LINDSEY NICHOLSON, ELINE KERSTEN
Curated by Justina Speirokaite and Barbora Horská
Improper Walls, Vienna, AT