"The year 2020 has forced individuals and institutions to slow down, rethink how we live, and get used to the idea that the normality we knew is no more. Even though the threat of climate change has been looming for a while now, it took a virus to tell us to stop moving through the world the way we used to. So naturally, in its fourth year, the format “Immersion” – a collaboration between the Gropius Bau and the Berliner Festspiele exploring shifting spacialities and temporalities between art and music/theatre – went live. Initiated by Thomas Oberender and organised by a curatorial team joined by Julia Badaljan, Anja Predeick, Tino Sehgal, and Jeroen Versteele, “Down to Earth” is an exhibition consisting of both permanent and temporary works, activated by a “Climate Art Discourse unplugged” programme of live events between the staged and the Situationist: music, lectures by “experts of sustainable practice”, and “spontaneous interventions”. The curatorial text states that the exhibition understands itself as a situation, aiming to place its visitors directly inside its immersive topic: the climate and the Earth."
“DOWN TO EARTH”
13 AUGUST – 13 SEPTEMBER 2020