Change Was Our Only Chance

Vienna Biennale 2019

The exhibition How Will We Work? at the Vienna Biennale 2017 presented speculative projects in the fields of design and art concerning the topic Future of Work. Now, the Angewandte Innovation Laboratory (AIL) will focus on other future options. Two installations, Change was Our Only Chance and Noise Aquarium, reflect on current ecological, economic, and technological changes and their impacts on our daily lives.
The titular installation Change Was Our Only Chance by artist collective Time’s Up creates a world in the year 2047. By inviting you to step into this world, they make it possible to experience a potential future. This version of the future tells of the paths that humanity took in the 2020s, what decisions were made on a political and economic level, how climate change defined and influenced our future. How can we face these developments today with positive impulses as a collective, rather than lose heart faced with the problems of this world and freeze with fear?

The interactive installation Noise Aquarium shows us deep changes in our ecological system. The interdisciplinary, collaborative project that was developed i.a with the ArtSci Center UCLA and the Academy for Applied Arts Vienna, creates an audio-visual experience in which plankton are brought to life and the noise that poses a threat to marine life is made audible.

Opening Hours:
Monday – Friday 12 – 5pm
Wednesday 12 – 8pm
Additional opening hours during Vienna Biennale 2019
Saturday, 15.June 12 – 5pm
Saturday, 13.July 12 – 5pm
Saturday, 21.September 12 – 5pm
Vienna Biennale 2019


28. May 2019 - 19:30
29. May 2019 - 27. September 2019
AIL, Franz-Josefs-Kai 3, 1010 Wien