Rimini Protokoll | win > < win | © Agnese Sanvito. Eco-Visionaries: Confronting a planet in a state of emergency, Royal Academy of Arts, London, Nov 23, 2019–Feb 23, 2020
“We are in this crazy, unforeseen and incomprehensible situation where we are competing against jellyfish. And they are winning”, says the Australian marine biologist and jellyfish expert Lisa-Ann Gershwin. For at least 670 million years, jellyfish have been floating unchanged through the world’s oceans and almost anything that damages the ecosystem seems to do them good. Overfishing, plastic trash or ocean warming: none of this harms them; instead the spread of jellyfish continues to increase.
In collaboration with marine biologists and animal keepers, in win > < win Rimini Protokoll is flipping the view of these creatures around and staging it as a gaze directed back at their observers. What happens when humans and jellyfish compete for the planet’s ecosystem? What species are best prepared for the threat of global warming? Will humanity survive?
With Jamileh Javidpour (Geomar Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research), Daniel Strozynski (Zoo Berlin, Aquarium Berlin, Tierpark Berlin), Lisa-Ann Gershwin (biologist, author of Stung! On Jellyfish Blooms and the Future of the Ocean), Boris Koch (Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research)
The Berlin premiere is part of Celebrate Now – 20 Years Rimini Protokoll