Christoph Oeschger“In the work 2° I combine different visual materials to a whole. On the one hand, there is the confrontation with the representation of climate summits in the media. I focus on the hand gestures of the politicians, which seem like a sign language in the mass of press images, but without conveying actual content. The starting materials are press photos taken at the two climate summits in Cancun 2010 and Paris 2015 (panoramas). On the other hand, there is a “rework” of the gestures of the speakers at the climate conference in Katowice. I combine these with pictures showing the symptoms of global warming. In recent years, the melting of glaciers has brought more and more objects to the surface that were frozen in the ice for a long time. From these objects I created 3d-Scanns with the help of a photogrammetry app. The technique used refers to the surveying technique used from the beginning of the 20th century for land surveying.
The pictures of the Rhonegletscher show the landscape change in Switzerland. The Rhonegletscher is covered with cloths to protect it from melting. A man-made landscape is created to protect nature from the man-made climate.
The images are accompanied by an essay video in which I interweave various events from the history of climate research and the question of how we can get an idea of real climate change. ” – Christoph Oeschger