London – The online video platform has launched a programme of four films that address climate change with thought-provoking visual narratives.
Each film featured in Survival Season draws inspiration from one of the symbolic elements of air, earth, water and fire. Featuring films by New York-based director Sandra Winther, Canadian film-maker Jonathan Desbiens, Danish director Nina Holmgren, and artists Jon Emmony and William Farr, the results visualise the devastating impact of climate change and natural disasters on communities around the world in different ways.
‘We call this programme Survival Season because the stakes have never been higher,’ explains Nowness’ creative director Bunny Kinney. ‘Our future, our freedoms, and the infinite creative inspiration and possibilities our planet provides us with will be taken away in the blink of an eye – faster than the tiny fraction of time that human life has existed on this planet.’
In a similar vein, new publication Atmos shows how creatives are exploring climate and culture through new aesthetics.