Post-Growth (Na de groei)
An exhibition by DISNOVATION.ORG
— 21 May 2022
Location: IMPAKT Centre for Media Culture
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How long can we continue pursuing economic growth? What ideological, social and biophysical factors precipitate the current environmental crises? What agency is available for transformative practises to avert large scale ecosystemic breakdown? From 4 March to 21 May IMPAKT [Centre for Media Culture] will present Post Growth: a solo exhibition of works by the DISNOVATION.ORG collective.
DISNOVATION.ORG, short for ‘disobedient innovation’, is a research collective set up in Paris in 2012, whose core members include Maria Roszkowska (PL), Nicolas Maigret (FR) and Baruch Gottlieb (CA). They work at the interface of art, research and hacking. More specifically their recent artistic provocations seek to empower Post Growth imaginaries and practises by challenging the widespread faith that ‘economic growth’ and ‘technological fixes’ will solve the ecosystemic disruptions they produced in the first place. Their first Dutch solo exhibition focuses on recent works from the Post Growth series, including a number of impressive installations: at the IMPAKT Centre and in the public realm.
This series of new works invites us to challenge concepts of growth and progress, and explores the radical implications of speculative artistic prototypes, such as an economic model based on energy emitted by the Sun. This research encounters the vital challenges of a shift away from the overexploitation of fossil fuels on which the reproduction of our societies mainly depends today.
The Post Growth series re-envision social metabolism through an understanding of the energy it requires, it aims to reconsider the critical dimension of living and material activities within the biosphere, drawing on environmental accounting, ecofeminism, indigenous knowledge and historical materialism.
This exhibition is an invitation to a collective and practical examination of our shared future, examining the notion of growth, in its many facets and implications, testing the limits of technology, of politics and of our imaginations.
During the exhibition, IMPAKT will organise a public programme together with Dutch artists, scientists, politicians and activists to challenge us to confront what life might be like post economic growth. One of these events, the Post Growth Toolkit Game Night, will feature the tactical board game developed by DISNOVATION.ORG which invites players to explore a number of key concepts such as ‘geo-diversity’, ‘downgrading’ and ‘indigenous economics’ and revise their understanding of the world in a time of radical change. On the Game Night, the card game will be the catalyst to debate and to trace out paths towards post-fossil futures, supported by alternative models for ecological and economic assessment.
More information about the public programme will be announced soon.
4 March to 21 May 2022
Wednesday to Sunday, 12:00 – 17:00h
IMPAKT [Centre for Media Culture]
Lange Nieuwstraat 4, Utrecht, Netherlands
Want to delve even deeper into the themes of Post-Growth?
Every week we organise guided tours through the exhibition!
We organise tours both in Dutch and English. Please check below which language applies to your tour.
Start time: 14:00h
Tickets: €5 incl. exhibition and guided tour.
- Saturday 12 March, 14:00h (Dutch) Book this tour
- Saturday 19 March, 14:00h (Dutch) Book this tour
- Saturday 2 April, 14:00h (Dutch) Book this tour
- Saturday 16 April, 14:00h (Dutch) Book this tour
- Saturday 30 April, 14:00h (Dutch) Book this tour
- Saturday 14 May, 14:00h (English) Book this tour
NEW: After-work tour + drink
Kick-off the weekend at IMPAKT with a tour of our Post-Growth exhibition and a drink! We open our exhibition exclusively until the early evening hours.
Tickets: €7,50 incl. exhibition, guided tour and drink.
Post-Growth is an exhibition by DISNOVATION.ORG [Maria Roszkowska, Nicolas Maigret, Baruch Gottlieb] with Jerome Saint-Clair, Clémence Seurat, Julien Maudet, Nicolas Nova, Pauline Briand.
Production: IMPAKT (NL), iMAL (BE)
Coproduction: Biennale Chroniques (FR), UCLouvain (BE), STRP (NL)
With support from: City of Utrecht (NL), Creative Industries Fund NL, Goethe Institute (DE), Production Intérieure Brute (FR), ArTeC Paris (FR), CNC – Dicréam (FR)
DISNOVATION.ORG is a research collective set up in Paris in 2012, whose core members include Maria Roszkowska (PL), Nicolas Maigret (FR), and Baruch Gottlieb (CA). They work at the interface between contemporary art, research and hacking, and compose tailor-made teams for each investigation together with academics, activists, engineers, and designers. Their recent artistic provocations challenge the widespread faith that ‘economic growth’ and ‘technological fixes’ will solve the ecosystemic disruptions they provoked in the first place, seeking to empower Post Growth imaginaries and practises. They recently co-edited A Bestiary of the Anthropocene with Nicolas Nova, an atlas of anthropic hybrid creatures, and The Pirate Book, an anthology about media piracy. DISNOVATION.ORG’s works have been exhibited, performed, published and reviewed worldwide including at the Centre Pompidou (Paris), transmediale (Berlin), the Museum of Art and Design (New York), Palais de Tokyo (Paris), FILE (Sao Paulo), ZKM (Karlsruhe), Strelka Institute (Moscow), ISEA (Hong Kong), Elektra (Montreal), China Museum of Digital Arts (Beijing), and the Chaos Computer Congress (Hamburg).