Future tense 2016

OPEN SUBMISSION INVITATION

FUTURE TENSE

CLOSING DATE 13TH August 2016

Investigations into the causes of climate change have shown us – that the human world is a very unequal one. Not only has a small proportion of the world’s (historical) population consumed a large proportion of the world’s (historically) exhumed resources, but this very inequality of consumption has introduced a huge unmet aspirational demand for future development in many parts of the world.

The consumption of energy is the most visible index of such latent demand for development and with existing technologies there can be no meeting of these development aspirations without a significant increase in energy, which if we don’t want to alter the world’s climate further must be zero carbon.

Our existing energy technology is highly dependent on gaseous and liquid carbon-based fuels derived from fossil sources that will not provide for any more than two more generations. A significant energy ‘gap’ demands a substantial – revolutionary transition in the world’s energy technology: finding substitutes for oil and gas.

Climate risks are serious and tend, differentially, to victimise the most vulnerable: the poor, the elderly, the lonely, the uneducated, the foolish. Our awareness of changes in climate has made us much more aware and sensitive to the nature of risks that climate poses for societies. A growing world population, and hence increasing exposure, has also contributed to this awareness.

Climate change teaches us that we should be more alert to climate risks, that we should seek to reduce the number of people who are vulnerable to them and that we should seek new ways to protect those who remain exposed to these risks.

Many of these risks are not new – hurricanes, droughts, floods, tidal surges – and one story of humanity is the story of how we have suffered from such dangers in the past and how we have sought to protect ourselves against them. How will we cope in the future, what does the future hold?

FUTURE TENSE

GREENHOUSE GALLERY EXHIBITION

2nd Sept. – 29th Oct. 2016

Global warming is the biggest challenge facing mankind. Embracing the scientific concept of climate change and its usefulness to us in creating a sustainable future – strengthens the need to learn and act

Sharing and engaging with the priorities we face enables us to understand and be involved with the globalized world in which we live and the personal changes we can all make

In grammar, the future tense of a verb is used to

describe an event that has not yet happened,

but which is expected to occur in the future.

Will or shall—are described as future tense.

ENTRY IS FREE

Images and words can be emailed to: gallery@Greenhousetrust.co.uk

Files should be no larger than 3MB.

ENTRY DETAILS

Along with the attachment, please email your name and details of the work including: title, size (inclusive of frame where appropriate), method and materials used and price.

VISUAL WORK

Height and width of work no more than 1m (including frame).

Work should relate to the brief and be available for display and sale during the exhibition.

30% Commission is subtracted from the sale price to offset the costs of promotion and administration.

Conceptual artwork entries can be sent as a written proposal with illustrations and/or supporting imagery. The work, or a component part of the work, should be saleable

WRITTEN WORK

5,000 Word maximum length for stories, articles etc.

Each poem or text should be a separate/formatted jpeg.