About the Committee

Call for Sympoietic Action

Due to the interrelated pandemic, ecological and economical crises we perceive humanity and its ways of living on the wounded planet Earth as subjected to the need of urgent change. “Fabulation for Future” proposes to critically engage with the endangered present to imagine a fabulative-speculative future in which humans and other species can coexist. The goal is to build a sympoietic network of international filmmakers, media artists, thinkers and curators. After a call for participation more than 30 participants have been selected to form a fictive “International Committee to Save the Earth through Speculative Fabulation”.

Reports

These committee deputies have been invited to report on the state of the Anthopocene and a speculative future in the respective area(s) they inhabit, as well as to present philosophical and/ or artistic approaches that address the entanglement of the biosphere, ecosphere, and technosphere, and between climate change and corona pandemic. Together with the group of invited keynote speakers, the committee’s deputies enable a collective critical rethinking of the human as well as of dominant discourse on migration, economics, climate change or ecology during the symposium and the workshop. Many of the audiovisually recorded reports of the deputies will be published in the context of the online exhibition in spring 2022.

Soundscape

From the sound recordings sent by the Deputies of the Fictive Committee for the Salvation of the Earth through Speculative Fabulation from their places of origin, Felix Römer was asked to compose a soundscape reflecting the sympoietic event.