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.
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