Earth We Are and Shall Return

12. April 2022 — 15. July 2022

Ingrid Cuestas, Earth We Are and Shall Return, 2021, Multimedia Installation (Skizze) © Ingrid Cuestas

The multimedia artwork by Colombian artist Ingrid Cuestas was selected from 15 international applications in the Open Call initiated by the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research and the Department of Cultural Affairs of the City of Karlsruhe Visions of transformations to sustainability.

Earth We Are and Shall Return explores the importance of food sovereignty for a healthy society living in harmony with nature and critically reflects on the unbridled use of resources, the consumption of single-use plastic, our ecological footprint and its impact on sustaining life on our planet. Cuestas combines ancient knowledge with technological change to create an immersive work that critically reflects on unbridled resource consumption and creates a future scenario that leads back to the origins of humanity.

Only online at https://hub.link/J2kDMxd.

Cooperation between Art and Science
In July 2021, the Department of Cultural Affairs and the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI cooperated on a cultural project at the interface between art and science under the motto Visions of Transformations towards Sustainability. From 15 international applications, a jury of experts selected the project Earth We Are and Shall Return by the Colombian artist Ingrid Cuestas, who lives in Brazil.

Interview with the artist.

Artworks

Earth we are and shall return, 2021-2022