per·fect storm, n.
- a particularly violent storm arising from a rare combination of adverse meteorological factors.
- a particularly bad or critical state of affairs, arising from a number of negative and unpredictable factors.
- an online publication about the current combination of crises in the so-called Land of the Future.
a perfect storm is a compilation of ideas, combined in a partial and provisional way, emulating the political-atmospheric phenomena it engages. It starts from a seemingly unanswerable question: “What can storms in Brazil tell us about climate changes elsewhere?”
In a country once defined as the “Land of the Future” – a land where the future is a promise always about to arrive –, a unique constellation of political and ecological factors, some of which have in the meantime become crises, have fed on each other, converging in a particularly violent storm.
With contributions from thinkers and artists from a variety of different backgrounds, a perfect storm is, for the time being, assembled in three phases – reflections on the ecological crises and the plurality of worlds they bring forward, on extractivism as an interweaving of local and global phenomena, and on the material-semiotic effects of the nation-state as a powerful fiction.
a project by
diffrakt | centre for theoretical periphery
Camila de Caux
Camila de Caux
(Valquíria Rabelo + Daniel Bilac)
with the support of
Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa, Berlin