Artistic Research in Film and Philosophy
Fabulation for Future
Project Start: September 2021
The collective artistic research project Fabulation for Future reflects on the change of perspectives and new ways of perceiving a world shaken by multiple crises in the context of the Anthropocene. In particular the climate change in conjunction with the novel coronavirus has led to controversial debates about the future and exposed the vulnerability of the human-Earth relationship. Considering this background, the project’s artistic research process designs a collective, critical rethinking of the human condition with the goal of finding artistic ways to create post-anthropocentric worldviews for a sustainable future in which human and non-human species can coexist in sympoiesis.
The goal is to build a worldwide network of thinkers, artists and filmmakers who likewise affect and involve other actors. The envisioned network is to operate in the form of a fictive International Committee to Save the Earth through Speculative Fabulation, preparing discourses, artistic actions, fabulative concepts, speculative narratives, and videos that are presented in the digital online exhibition How to Become a Posthuman. The project emphasizes the new significance of digital proximity for our increasingly posthuman way of life.
Christine Reeh-Peters and Fee Altmann started Fabulation for Future in September 2021 with an international online summer school Masterclass Artistic Research in Film and Philosophy hosted by the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF. Conceived as a combination of a five-day symposium Intra-Activity: the Posthuman, Fabulation and Matter and a five-day workshop, this summer school was the creative basis for the development of artitstic projects that will soon be presented in form of a joint online exhibition.
Currently, the deputies of the International Committee to Save the Earth through Speculative Fabulation are developing artistic presentations in constant exchange with each other, anchored in the theory and practice of various disciplines in a transdisciplinary way.
Head of Project and Curatorial Team
Christine Reeh-Peters (filmmaker, PhD philosopher, junior professor for Theory and Praxis of Artistic Research in Digital Media at Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF; executive board member Institute for Artistic Research Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF)
Fee Altmann (art historian and freelance curator in the field of artistic research and creative production in audio visual media; executive board member and managing director of the Institute for Artistic Research Berlin (!KF), managing director of Digitale Bühne gGmbH)
in cooperation with
IKF–Institute for Artistic Research Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF