EXIT at Ian Potter Museum of Art
Climate change is a problem with far-reaching effects that can often feel distant despite the immediacy of its repercussions. This winter, the United Nations' exhibition EXIT is coming to Melbourne to break down scientific walls and create an interactive visualisation of our changing world.
EXIT traces Earth’s mass migration over the past decade to expose the effects of disruptions including war, natural disasters and climate change. A combination of both art and science, the work was first presented at the COP21 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris in 2015, and was most recently updated with recent data for the conference in Palais de Tokyo.
Founded by French cultural theorist Paul Virilio, EXIT was created through a collaboration with scientists, statisticians, UNESCO, the World Bank, and design studio Diller Scofido + Renfro, aiming to expose a world on the verge of crisis.
The immersive exhibition features a 180-degree video installation with six chapters of transition across 45 minutes.