The group multimedia exhibition curated by Oto Hudec, Eva Križková, Lukáš Osvald, Ľubica Segečová, Peter Liška and Boris Meluš deals with the possibilities of mankind facing climate crisis. The exhibition presents questions and does not give clear answers, its message is stronger when the visitor can look for answers himself.
Choice 2050 works for different ways of reading and different intellectual equipment of the visitor. You can walk past it in a few seconds and capture the main idea in a quick walk, you can start, leave, come again and layer your perceptions as they are layered by experienced exhibition designers Peter Liška, Boris Meluš and Ľubica Segečová. Joined by other professionals passionate about climate issues, such as artist Oto Hudec, filmmaker Eva Križková and activist Lukáš Osvald, an inspiring entry will arise. Environmental challenges await us - whether we face them or want to pretend they do not exist.
The authors agree with several scientists and personalities of environmental policy that we are facing a choice that is incomparable to any previous challenges of our generation. To increase the urgency of the message, a milestone of 2050 was chosen. A year that is mentally far enough, but dangerously close. By 2050, we have 30 years to transform our lives, the industry, the economy and society as a whole, and avoid the irreversible consequences.
A simplified visual aid are two "sidewalks", two extremes of the curves of possible futures. They are shown by physical ramps and graphics. Two timelines 2020 - 2050, - with assumptions for the development of an uncertain future. These scenarios take into account both positive and negative developments with regard to climate change and the survival of the human species on Earth.
Data visualization is never objective and true - it always necessarily expresses the opinion, the opinion of the author, the level of knowledge about the state of research in the context of time, sometimes even political beliefs. The visualizations of the exhibition VOLBA2025.WORLD are informational and educational with conscious and targeted overlaps into a utopian, political and poetic art dictionary. The idea of the exhibition is to motivate the audience to think about possible solutions without a subsequent feeling of resignation, fear or apathy. Of course, the authors do not resist the presentation of their own opinions, but they are based on facts and presented without pathos and moralization.
The exhibiting artists, as well as the scientists, are aware that a quality discussion is the basis for a constant search for (lost) balance. The individual works not only illustrate, but also answer the branching sub-questions of a great topic, which (unfortunately) still does not end with this deed. The choice is, of course, up to "those in power", but also to each of us.