_artcircolo news || October 2009
__Overtures – Cultural realms in the post-fossil age
_A trans-disciplinary art project by artcircolo – in collaboration with Pilotraum01,
_Global Challenges Network, Tesla Motors and Glockenbachwerkstatt
www.overtures.de || www.artcircolo.de______________________________www.klimaherbst.de
_Context: Klimaherbst Munich
_Venue: Glockenbachwerkstatt, Blumenstraße 7, 80331 Munich
_Timeframe: October 22nd 2009, 4-6 pm public workshops, 7-9 pm public discussion
October 23d 2009, 4-6 pm public workshops, 7-open end, Final forum followed by ethics disco, Kalle Laar

Not only the worldwide recession but most notably the climate change, the dependence on fossil resources and the demographic development is providing our planet and mankind with new challenges. A paradigm shift seems to be long overdue to implement a sustainable economy and to ensure the sensible use of our resources. The future perspective - beginning today - needs to deal with embracing all of our growing knowledge.
The fourth of the project series Overtures already started in 2000 is laid out as an open trans-disciplinary forum for the research and development of innovative and experimental formats of communication. At the Munich Klimaherbst it is presenting a two-day discourse focusing on the question 'Where? Cultural realms in the post-fossil age' including presentations, panels and discussions.
At the Glockenbachwerkstatt in Munich international artists are putting up for discussion selected works. Together with trans-disciplinary participants from technology, science, architecture, economy and politics they work on possible future scenarios concerning the limitations of our resources in order to prepare the public for a value-change in environment and society. Within the context of the Munich Klimaherbst (Climate Autumn), the two-day public discourse enables one to experience the road to the 'Cultural realms in the post-fossil age'.
What is the role that art can play concerning the climate debate? What values need to be redefined, conserved or rediscovered? What needs to be changed regarding the limitations of our resources, the changing climate and the threats of globalization? How are innovations and new ideas implemented in today’s economy? What does a lifestyle look like that is based on sustainability in view of future generations? How promising are alternative lifestyles and living conditions? And what level of personal responsibility do we take for our local and international actions?

_The main focus is on the presentations by the artists
Visitenkarten Kalle Laar
_Karin Bergdolt (D) with Ann T. Rosenthal (USA) and Elizabeth Monoian (Dubai):
_ _Hot Spots, Gas Station Memorials
_Empfangshalle (D): Ja du bist es, (Yes you’re the one), intervention with the Lehman Sisters
_René Francisco (Cuba): Intercambio Buenavista, social art project
_Andrej Kamnik (Slowenia): Wind Model, Installation
_Kalle Laar (D): Call me! and ethics disco, sound installation
___the arts projects
_Trans-disciplinary participants:
_Marian Bichler (author, Climate of Justice, www.postfossil.tv, Berlin)
_Juan C. Betancourt (curator and author, Cuba and Berlin)
_Gunnar Braun (Sustainable Development Forum e.V.)
_Patricia Drück (curator, kunstraum munich)
_Robert Ferry (architect, Dubai)
_Serafine Lindemann (curator, artcircolo)
_Sabine Nallinger (City Council of Munich, Die Grünen, spokeswoman for energy and transport policy)
_Monika Renner (City Council of Munich, SPD, Member of the Board of Culture)
_Martin Richartz (Senior Technology Manager)
_Bernd Wiemann (director research & development Vodafone Group R&D Germany)

_Contact: artcircolo, Dr. Serafine Lindemann . art@artcircolo.de . +49 89 988984