Part of Turning Torrents

The Fifth Season

Siem de Boer & Lobke Roenhorst

Some of us live in the fifth season, a shifting season in transition. A state of being undefined by the past or the future. You hope for this season to be a calm one, but times being what they are, you have doubts it will be. You carry the weather with you. 

This immersive installation uses transformative narrative to simulate a future within ourselves, a boundless imagination of what happens when constructs of nature overlap with our desires. 


The fifth season is a piece that allows us to pause and contemplate post-anthropocentric ideas of humans, not as manipulators of climates, worlds and seasons, but rather as participating agents in a shared continuum. Relating and linking internal to external landscapes is proposed as a tool to advance our understanding of the future. 

This season relays a sense of synthesis between the pre-existent and the unknown. The work pictures a storm or mist that surrounds us and diminishes over a period of time. What is the next season going to look like and how will it compare to our predictions? 


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