More-than-Planet

In a world where 75 percent of the planet's land surface is experiencing measurable human pressure, the way people imagine the planet substantially impacts the environment itself. Such environmental imaginaries are constructed by a number of underlying concepts, value systems, visual cultures and technologies used for portraying the Earth's environment. However, these technologies are neither neutral nor inclusive of society.

The More-than-Planet project finds an urgency to re-examine the way people understand and picture the environment on the level of the planet as a conceptual whole. In a collaboration between artists, critical thinkers, and various experts from cultural, environmental, and outer space institutions, the project will address a crisis of planetary imaginary. 

In general, the project builds on decades of individual efforts by many artists, scientists, and cultural organisations who enabled artistic production in the context of outer space, with space technologies, or even in outer space itself. The first manifestation is the More-than-Planet exhibition at the Old Observatory in Leiden, opening on July 1st, 2022. 

Project duration

1 Jun 2022 - 31 May 2025

Team

Partners

  • Ars Electronica
  • Digital Art International
  • Leonardo/Olats
  • The Northern Photographic Centre
  • Zavod Projekt Atol

Financiers

  • Creative Europe
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This project is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.