Saturday, May 14, 2011

Unwetter/ Thunderstorm: An Audio-Visual Exhibition on Climate Change (May 9-29, 2011)

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Images of inclement weather brew a storm inside the Ayala Museum Ground Floor Gallery in the exhibition, “Thunderstorm” (German title: “Unwetter”), also presented by Goethe Institut-Philippinen, running from May 9-29, 2011.

This exhibition is comprised of video, photography and audio works by twelve (12) international artists, engaging viewers through media in the current debate on climate change. The works also serve as artistic interpretations of the delicate relationship between human activity and natural phenomena.

“[D]espite its occasional harshness you could feel part of a greater order within nature,” says Alfonso Hug of Goethe Institut-Rio de Janeiro, curator of Thunderstorm, “but now the weather has become the climate, a frightening, anonymous physical quantity which can lead to catastrophic events at any time… Climate change has turned weather into storm. Climate is weather without poetry or esthetics.”
Last May 9, 2011 at 3 pm at the Ayala Museum Lobby, a panel of environmental and meteorological experts discussed the unsettling implications and possible effects of extreme climate change. Speakers had focused on the Philippine context in their discourse.

Additional support for “Unwetter/Thunderstorm” is provided by Sony Philippines. For more inquiries on the exhibition, contact Ayala Museum at telephone (632) 757-7117 to 21, or Goethe Institut-Phlippinen at telephone (632) 817-0978.

The Goethe Institut is the Federal Republic of Germany’s cultural institution operational worldwide. Its Manila headquarters, now on its 50th year, is located at 121 L.P. Leviste Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City.

Ayala Museum is located at Makati Avenue corner De la Rosa Street, Greenbelt Park, Makati City.

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