It Is Not The End Of The World

Cisternerne 01 @photo Torben Eskerod

Is there life after the end of humanity?

  • LocationFrederiksberg
  • ProgramExhibition installation
  • ClientFrederiksbergmuseerne
  • Size2.500 m2
  • Year2019
  • CollaboratorsSuperflex
  • ArchitectNEZU AYMO architects [Skafte Aymo-Boot]

A time travel into the future staged in collaboration with the artist collective SUPERFLEX in the dark, underground halls of the former water reservoir Cisternerne. A flood has occurred, decay has begun, and the visitor encounter relics that seem to come from a distant past: our own present.

One of the elements, the visitor encounters is a landscape of toilets partially submerged in water. A sculptural form robbed of its original function, not unlike the former water reservoir in which it is placed. As an exact copy of the executive toilets of the Bonn headquarters of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), it appears as a portrait of human consumption and our global struggle to counteract the damage this has inflicted.

Cisternerne 02 @photo Torben Eskerod

In the cave-like and different climate of Cisternerne, the visitor takes in the exhibition not only with the eyes and mind but with the entire body.
With this show, the dystopian scenario of the end of humanity is turned into a more multifaceted narrative. As the exhibition title suggests, the changes might be the end of humanity but not necessarily the end of the world.

Cisternerne 03 @photo Torben Eskerod
Cisternerne 04 @photo Torben Eskerod