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#2DegreesFestival | Erich Berger: Deep Time – Deep Futures

7pm. £3 & free drink on us ticket.

Deep time and deep futures are two geological concepts referring to the history and future of our planet.

In 1785 James Hutton delivered two lectures on his conclusions about the formation of rocks, suggesting that the earth is of unknown and unidentifiable age. Questioning the predominant western belief that the earth is only a few thousand years old, Hutton’s ‘Theory of the Earth’ became the base for modern geology.

The current scientific understanding is that the Earth is about 4.54 billion years old. Our planet has undergone massive changes over this period and will continue to do so. As human impact starts to reach geological dimensions, a dichotomy between human time perception and the time of geological processes becomes ever more evident.

Erich Berger is an artist and cultural worker based in Helsinki, Finland. He investigates information processes and feedback structures through installations, situations, performances and interfaces. His current explorations of deep time and hybrid ecology led him to work with geological processes, radiogenic phenomena and their socio-political implications. Berger is directing the Bioartsociety in Helsinki and is lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.

This is the second in a series of public talks accompanying Brett Bloom’s Breakdown Break Down workshop. Each presenter shares insights into the theme explored during the day’s workshop and has been asked to give their talk without electronic devices or power.

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Date and time

2 June 2015

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This is now a past event.


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