Christian Niccoli, Video still from Untitled, 2008. Running time 2:50. Contributor, Cool Stories for When the Planet Gets Hot IV. Courtesy of the Artist and ARTPORT_making waves.
Cool Stories for When The Planet Gets Hot is a biennial competition of short art videos that address climate change initiated by the international curatorial platform ARTPORT_making waves. This presentation is an anthology of videos from the first iteration in 2007 until the most recent in 2014. Videos in the series focus on topics ranging from the melting of glaciers to the looming crisis in agriculture and food production. Housed in a shipping container, these images and stories link the local plot of land that is Socrates Sculpture Park to a larger global dialogue about climate change, rehabilitation, and sustainability.
ARTPORT_making waves is an international curatorial platform that raises awareness about climate change through exhibitions, performances, residencies, and educational programs, linking the arts, science, and politics. It was founded in 2006 by Corinne Erni and Anne-Marie Melster.