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?