for those yet to be, 2016-2018, performance for video, 27 videos, text
for those yet to be is a series of video performances in which I visited some of the most ecologically fragile sites of our planet. I went to places and spaces that are already, or are about to be permanently changed by humans. In each place I experienced, I performed a one-person action with a cardboard sign. Although seemingly employing the language of a political protest, the texts of the signs could be seen as ambiguous and poetic notes for future generations, loosely implying what has happened, or what will happen in that place.
There is a sensibility that we are close to the end of the world as we know it: current ecological, political and technological narratives are volatile and often dark. Extreme weather, resource shortages, flooded cities, vanishing species and looming nuclear disasters are no longer a part of science fiction writing or a post-apocalyptic movie but a very tactile part of out reality. for those yet to be aims to reflect these changes through personal experience: exploring our fragile environment through emotions, presence and vulnerability.
for those yet to be is generously supported by Koneen Säätiö, AVEK and Taiteen Edistämiskeskus.
Sólheimajökull glacier, Iceland
Athabasca Oil Sands, Alberta, Canada