Global climate strikes are calling for ‘system change, not climate change’, but what does this mean? Extreme weather, automation, political instability, inequality: these crises are connected in deep and often invisible ways.
Hidden Paths welcomes us inside the troubled systems that we live in to see how they could be transformed. Through a series of artworks, this exhibition invites us to rethink our relationships with technology, nature and each other.
Visitors to Hidden Paths will navigate through 3 layers: Now, Change and Possible. From a sonic waterfall to sculptures, recipes, film and video, and an immersive VR experience, the artworks explore how we imagine the future, transformations in time, money and work, glimpses of new urban spaces, community ownership and the commons, and changed relationships to nature.
In a time of crises, the exhibition provides a reflective space to think differently about the present and the future – with cultures of care, collaboration and collective agency at its heart.
The Hidden Paths exhibition has been created by artists in the Brighton-based System Change Hive – emerging and established artists working with researchers, communications experts, VR technologists and local community groups, to reveal hidden paths to brighter, fairer and more sustainable futures.