ARxhibiT is a pop-up augmented reality exhibition format based on open WebVR technologies: No app installs, no proprietary licenses - just scan the QR code or pop in the URL, and you are ready to go and hit the markers.
Petro/cultures / Petro$culptures is its first show. It features a virtual sculpture garden full of art histories’ classics blinded by their culture’s addiction to fossil fuels (and other hazardous material).
The science of global warming caused by burning fossil fuel is settled for nearly half a century, but that hasn’t kept our society from burning through megatonnes of oil, gas, and coal.
We know who is responsible. We still blindly follow our leaders along, stumbling like drug addicts on their way to the dealers. The difference to drugs is We - at least try to - put the drug lords and dealers in prison, while our oil lords continue to make politics and enormous profits. Meanwhile, we know it’s is just 100 companies that are directly responsible for 71% of all cumulative greenhouse gas emissions since 1981.
We know it is a social and not a technological problem. Those who cause the mess are also the most capable of adapting, migrating, and laundering their dirty past, money, and energy. The victims of the new age never had a choice anyway. The Western mindset colonizes and exploits nature and people alike.
We know what to do. And we know there is no green-washing about it: we know this comes with massive changes to our lifestyles and infrastructure, and not just replacing technologies with technologies. We know for the world to stay the same (meaning as liveable as it is right now), everything has to change.
The prominently featured 55-gallon drum (also known as the 200-liter drum, or as the 44-gallon drum in Britain) is a cylindrical container typically made of steel. They are commonly used for transporting oils, fuels, chemicals, dry goods - often hazardous materials. The use of 200-liter drums - like so many other things - is a legacy of war machinery. It became widespread in World War II. In the past, hazardous waste was often placed in drums of this size. Over time, some drums would corrode and leak. As a result, these drums have become iconic for pollution problems.
The Farnese Atlas Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli @Scan The World, BY-NC-SA Atlas (by Bruno D'Arcevia) @Scan The World, BY-NC-SA Alante Satyres The Louvre @Scan The World, BY-NC-SA David (by Michelangelo) Accademia di Belle Arti of Florence @Scan The World, MyMiniFactory Exclusive - Credit - Remix - Commercial Venus of Willendorf The Naturhistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria @Scan The World, BY-NC-SA Lady Justice Summer Garden- St Petersburg @Scan The World, BY-NC-SA Winged Victory of Samothrace (Nike of Samothrace) The Louvre, Paris @Scan The World, BY-NC-SA Mercury Abducting Psyche (Adriaen de Vries) The Louvre, Paris @Scan The World, BY-NC-SA Le Réveil / Galatea Musée des Augustins @Augustins, MyMiniFactory Exclusive - Credit - Remix - Noncommercial The Thinker by Auguste Rodin. Musée Rodin, France @Musée Rodin, BY-NC-SA Statue of Liberty @Miro Hrončok, GPL 55 Gallon Oil Drum @ringmaster, CC BY 3.0 #oil pump @Syzguru11, CC BY 3.0 Oil Rig Ornament @HarlanDMii, CC BY 3.0
CREATED DURING A RESIDENCY AT The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity SUPPORTED BY A RESIDENCY GRANT OF The Art Section of the Federal Chancellery, Republic of Austria MADE POSSIBLE WITH OPEN SOURCE LIBRARIES: AR.js three.js SPECIAL THANKS TO The fossil fuel profit induced donors of the Banff Centre: The Kahanoff Foundation James S. Kinnear and Friends Suncor Energy Foundation BP Canada Energy Group ULC CNOOC Petroleum North America ULC Enbridge Inc. Encana Corporation Husky Energy Inc. Imperial Shell Canada Limited Max Bell Foundation Suncor Energy Foundation Chevron Canada Limited Cenovus Energy Inc. Encana Corporation Repsol Oil and Gas Canada Inc. (an oil and gas producer) TransCanada Corporation Pengrowth Energy Corporation Alliance Pipeline Anadarko Petroleum Corporation † ARC Resources Ltd. Canadian Natural Resources Limited Pengrowth Management Ltd. Petro-Canada Petronas Energy Canada Rozsa Petroleum Ltd. NOVA Chemicals Corporation Canadian Utilities Limited, an ATCO Company Luscar Ltd. Teck Resources Limited Parkland Fuel Corporation AND The Top 100 companies who make their profit being directly responsible for more than 70% of the world's cumulative CO2 emissions since 1980 (as of 2015): China Coal National Iranian Oil Co ExxonMobil Corp Coal India Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) Russia (Coal) Royal Dutch Shell PLC China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC) BP PLC Chevron Corp Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) Abu Dhabi National Oil Co Poland Coal Peabody Energy Corp Sonatrach SPA Kuwait Petroleum Corp Total SA BHP Billiton Ltd ConocoPhillips Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) Lukoil OAO Rio Tinto Nigerian National Petroleum Corp Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) Rosneft OAO Arch Coal Inc Iraq National Oil Co Eni SPA Anglo American Surgutneftegas OAO Alpha Natural Resources Inc Qatar Petroleum Corp PT Pertamina Kazakhstan Coal Statoil ASA National Oil Corporation of Libya Consol Energy Inc Ukraine Coal RWE AG Oil & Natural Gas Corp Ltd Glencore PLC TurkmenGaz Sasol Ltd Repsol SA Anadarko Petroleum Corp Egyptian General Petroleum Corp Petroleum Development Oman LLC Czech Republic Coal China Petrochemical Corp (Sinopec) China National Offshore Oil Corp Ltd (CNOOC) Ecopetrol SA Singareni Collieries Company Occidental Petroleum Corp Sonangol EP Tatneft OAO North Korea Coal Bumi Resources Suncor Energy Inc Petoro AS Devon Energy Corp Natural Resource Partners LP Marathon Oil Corp Vistra Energy Encana Corp Canadian Natural Resources Ltd Hess Corp Exxaro Resources Ltd YPF SA Apache Corp Murray Coal Alliance Resource Partners LP Syrian Petroleum Co Novatek OAO NACCO Industries Inc KazMunayGas Adaro Energy PT Petroleos del Ecuador Inpex Corp Kiewit Mining Group AP Moller (Maersk) Banpu Public Co Ltd EOG Resources Inc Husky Energy Inc Kideco Jaya Agung PT Bahrain Petroleum Co (BAPCO) Westmoreland Coal Co Cloud Peak Energy Inc Chesapeake Energy Corp Drummond Co Teck Resources Ltd Turkmennebit OMV AG Noble Energy Inc Murphy Oil Corp Berau Coal Energy Tbk PT Bukit Asam (Persero) Tbk PT Indika Energy Tbk PT Southwestern Energy Co source: CDP's Carbon Majors Repor