ONLINE SCREENING | Brandstof: Holocene Memorial
11 Apr 2021 Starts at: 2 p.m. Location: Garage Rotterdam

ONLINE SCREENING | Brandstof: Holocene Memorial with Ambassade van de Noordzee
April 11, from 2 pm via YouTube

Commemorating a geological epoch
To conclude the exhibition A New Order, A New Earth, an online edition of the in-depth program Brandstof will take place on 11 April. Especially for this edition, the Embassy of the North Sea has been invited to create a special ritual.

The Holocene is coming to an end. We are saying goodbye to an era during which the North Sea and the Dutch coastline were formed. We are entering a time in which mankind has become a disruptive force of geological proportions.

We must now relate to inconceivably large matters: The planet, the climate. It is quite maddening. Our individual lives are difficult to rhyme with such an enormous, geological responsibility. How do we, humans and non-humans, take care of ourselves and of each other now that the Holocene is coming to an end?

With a wholesome ritual, we will make time and room for reflection and for personal stories and the non-humans we are saying goodbye to are given a voice.

This online ritual will be directed by Performance artist Ibelisse Guardia Ferragutti, together with Harpo 't Hart. With an introduction by curator Imke Ruigrok.

The ritual can be viewed online from Sunday 11 April, 2 pm via YouTube