The pattern Global Temperature Change is created by diagrams presented in the report of the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change on temperature changes from 2007. By repeating the diagrams, a continuous increase of temperature is illustrated.
Last Generation is named after the Fred Pearce book from 2007 with the same title. Creating an image that radiates disaster, beauty, fear and calm at the same time – I wanted to experiment with the approach to aestheticising disaster and communicate an ambivalent feeling and create an experience that requires interpretation.
Melting Greenland has borrowed the looks of a diagram and the dry aesthetics of statistics. It can be read as a diagram but can also be viewed as a decorative pattern. The different colours represent the shape of Greenland today, in fifty years and in one hundred years. Reading the diagram, one learns that the size of Greenland will be reduced by almost 70% within 100 years.
Apocalyptic forecast wallpapers were developed as part of my MA thesis at Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm.
Apocalypse is a word usually denoting “the end of the world”; the Greek origin of the word, however, means ‘unveiling’.