Haubitz + Zoche
Installation view: Haubitz + Zoche, HIGH TIDE, 2014/15
Single-channel video installation, colour, sound, loop, 4 min., sun protection glass
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, Munich
photo: Stefanie ZocheDetails
MEDIA ART IN FOCUS – PART IIIPinakothek der Moderne | Kunst
The immediacy of climate change forms the starting point of the third part of the series. The metropolises of New York City and Mumbai are densely populated cities of millions. They border on vast oceans, their skylines a few meters above sea level. According to forecasts, parts of both cities will be affected by storm surges and flooding as early as 2050 as a result of global warming. Haubitz + Zoche highlighted this impending danger back in 2014/15 with the HIGH TIDE installation. The sea-level cameras which film the coastal zones are repeatedly washed over by waves. The cinematic experience is heightened by a three-dimensional visual experience in the exhibition space. Adeela Suleman's video work THE OCEAN WOULD RUN DRY (2015) also encourages quiet reflection in the context of current climate debates. Haubitz + Zoche and Suleman strikingly show the viewer the necessity of life as well as the danger posed by water.