Stills, Short-Film: CLIMATE JUSTICE WTF
CLIMATE JUSTICE WTF
Film essay on climate justice (work-in-progress)
Exhibition & Presentation:
Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism, ("Collective Cities" curated by Beth Hughes), 2019
The Courtauld Institute of Art (Conference: Art History in Climate Change), 2020
This film essay features two spatial panoramas: the first assembles news film-clips of protests at the UN climate summits worldwide where representatives from the Global South demand climate reparations. “WTF?” and/or “Where is the Finance?” is one sentiment that reappears year-after-year, both inside the chambers and outside the convention halls. The second panorama excerpts live-court-footage of a recent youth climate-lawsuit in the US. Here, lawyers and judges debate legal frameworks and constitutional rights for intergenerational climate justice. The case-footage is interrupted by images of protesters outside the courtroom, including one with a sign: “WTF? (What’s the Future?).” Unfolding over architectural photos of the United Nations headquarters in New York and the Supreme Court plaza in Washington DC, both panoramas artfully reposition forceful climate actions media on monumental sites. In the form of a public exposition, and as filmic projections unraveling in space and on buildings, the panoramas restage climate actions, and argue for a critical amplification of the roles of world institutions and courts for tackling climate justice.
Project credits: Kadambari Baxi (Project assistant: Eno Chen)