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IT IS NOT THE END OF THE WORLD

Artists: SUPERFLEX
Architects: NEZU AYMO architects [Skafte Aymo-Boot]
Place: Cisternerne, Valby
Status: Exhibition 16. March - 30. November 2019
Photos: Torben Eskerod

In collaboration with the artist collective SUPERFLEX we have staged a time travel into the future in the dark, underground halls of the former water reservoir Cisternerne. A flood has occurred, decay has begun, and the visitor encounter relics that seem to come from a distant past: our own present. In the cave-like and different climate of Cisternerne, the visitor will take in the exhibition not only with the eyes and mind but with the entire body.
One of the elements, the visitor encounters is a landscape of toilets partially submerged in water. A sculptural form robbed of its original function, not unlike the former water reservoir in which it is placed. As an exact copy of the executive toilets of the Bonn headquarters of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), it appears as a portrait of human consumption and our global struggle to counteract the damage this has inflicted.
With this exhibition, the dystopian scenario of the end of humanity is turned into a more multifaceted narrative. As the exhibition title suggests, the changes might be the end of humanity but not necessarily the end of the world.