Oliver Ressler

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For 
a 
Completely 
Different 
Climate


“For
 A
 Completely
 Different
 Climate” deals
 with
 an
 emerging
 social
 movement
 that
 questions
 and
 selectively
 fights
 the
 response
 (or
 non‐response)
 of
 states
 and
 corporations
 to
 climate
 change.
 This
 leftist
 movement 
has 
the
potential
 to 
mobilize 
especially 
in 
Britain, 
where
 in 
August 
2008 
a 
Climate
 Camp 
was
 organized
 to
 close
 the
 Kingsnorth
 coal‐fired
 power
 station
 east
 of
 London.
 Although
 the
 Kingsnorth 
station 
has 
been 
shut 
down, 
the
energy 
corporation 
E.ON
 plans 
to 
build, 
at 
the 
same
 location,
 a
 new
 coal‐fired
 power
 station
 that
 will
 assure
 profits
 for
 the
 next
 few
 decades.
 This
 project
 completely
 conflicts
 with
 the
 necessary
 goal
 of
 reducing
 CO2
 emissions.
 Preventing
 a
 new
 coal‐fired
 powerplant
 in
 Kingsnorth
 is
 of
 great
 symbolic
 value,
 since
 a
 successful
 resistance
 could
 mean
 the
 end
 of
 other
 planned
 projects
 for
 coal‐fired
 powerplants
 elsewhere
 in
 Britain.
“For
 A
 Completely
 Different
 Climate”
 is
 a
 3‐channel
 slide
 installation
 ‐ in
 Venice
 shown
 on
 one
 monitor
 ‐
 based
 on
photos
 taken 
in 
the 
Climate 
Camp 
and 
at 
the 
demonstrations 
and 
blockades 
of 
Kingsnorth,
 combined 
with 
short 
texts 
and 
audio
 recordings 
of 
the 
demonstrations 
and 
workshops.

Courtesy 
of 
Galleria 
Artra, 
Milan 
(Italy)