FILM

FUTURE SCENARIOS FILM 

Selected film stills from work in collaboration with Lena Dobrowolska.

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In their Future Scenarios film Dobrowolska and Ormond-Skeaping suggests a palpable imagining of difficult and improving climate scenarios. 

Through four sets of loosely defined future events that take place somewhere between 2020 and 2100 Dobrowolska and Ormond-Skeaping ask us to imagine what the future may hold as the temperature increases. Working with Shell (Energy Futures) and UNFCCC (RCPs) scenarios that vary from a 1.5°c to 6 °c predicted temperature rise by 2100 Dobrowolska and Ormond-Skeaping encourage us to subjectively interpret how hot a given future is by presenting a coloured dot instead of a defined temperature marker. 

Working with their footage as Anthroposcenery from the future Dobrowolska and Ormond-Skeaping suggest how scenarios can be considered memories of the future because thinking about the future uses the same part of the brain as thinking about the past or past memories. Dobrowolska and Ormond-Skeaping note that thinking about the future is limited when we use past presidents to imagine, one way of challenging our self’s to imagine different scenarios is by becoming aware of and understanding different perspectives.

The use of different lenses, also known as frameworks is common in scientific research, journalism or documentary often shaping the way we view, and therefore how we interact with the world. Though these lenses are not physically represented by a change in focal length, Dobrowolska’s and Ormond-Skeaping’s three screen installation ask us to think about how we frame the world, be it through an environmental justice lens, a neo-malthusian lens, or a technocratic lens and how these frameworks shape the way we imagine our future.