Change Was Our Only Chance

Time's Up, Turnton Docklands, 2017; © Photo: Norbert Artner

An exhibition of the University of Applied Arts Vienna

The exhibition How Will We Work? at the Vienna Biennale 2017 presented speculative projects in the fields of design and art concerning the topic Future of Work. Now, the Angewandte Innovation Laboratory (AIL) will focus on other future options. Two installations, Change was Our Only Chance and Noise Aquarium, reflect on current ecological, economic, and technological changes and their impacts on our daily lives.

The titular installation Change Was Our Only Chance by artist collective Time's Up creates a world in the year 2047. By inviting you to step into this world, they make it possible to experience a potential future. This version of the future tells of the paths that humanity took in the 2020s, what decisions were made on a political and economic level, how climate change defined and influenced our future. How can we face these developments today with positive impulses as a collective, rather than lose heart faced with the problems of this world and freeze with fear?

The interactive installation Noise Aquarium shows us deep changes in our ecological system. The interdisciplinary, collaborative project that was developed i.a with the ArtSci Center UCLA and the Academy for Applied Arts Vienna, creates an audio-visual experience in which plankton are brought to life and noise as a threat to marine life is made audible.


Vienna Biennale 2019
Angewandte Innovation Lab
Franz-Josefs-Kai 3
1010 Vienna

Opening: 28 May 2019 7:30 p.m.
Duration: 29 May until 27 September 2019

Opening Hours:
Mon – Fri 12 – 5 p.m.
Wed 12 – 8 p.m.

Additional opening hours during Vienna Biennale 2019:
Sat, 21 September 12 – 5 p.m.

Free admission

29.05. – 27.09.



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