Hanna Husberg, Laura McLean, Kalliopi Tsipni-Kolaza

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Contingent Movements Archive

Landmasses
 have
 disappeared
 before.
 Over
 thousands
 of
 years’
 geological
 shifts
 and
 fluctuating
 sea
 levels
 have
 shaped
 migratory
 patterns
 and
 cultural
 evolution.
 But
 the
 complete
 disappearance
 of
 a
 nation
 state
 beneath
 the
 ocean
 is
 unprecedented
 in
 modern
 times,
 and
 the
 questions
 that
 arise
 in
 the
 face
 of
 this
 situation
 throw
 current
 international
 laws
 and
 issues
 of
 cultural
 continuity
 into
 disarray.

The
 Contingent
 Movements
 Archive
 seeks
 to
 unpack
 the
 problematics
 and
 possibilities
 of
 the
 anticipated
 submersion
 and
 dissolution
 of
 the
 Maldives,
 exploring
 these
 contingencies
 within
 a
 global
 context.
 Online
 and
 at
 the
 pavilion,
 this
 speculative
 project
 draws
 together
 a
 wide
 range
 of
 perspectives,
 to
 map
 out
 potential
 migration
 scenarios
 for
 the
 permanently
 displaced
 population
 and
 its
 culture.
 The
 archive
 will
 be
 built
 up
 over
 the
 period
 of
 the
 Biennale,
 with
 critical
 input
 from
 the
 Contingent
 Movements
 Symposium
 to 
be
 held 
at 
the 
pavilion over September 28th and 29th.

www.contingentmovementsarchive.com