On Becoming Earthlings

Initiated in 2015 in the frame of the Paris Climate Change Conference (COP21), On Becoming Earthlings explores the attempts of humans to represent the different scales of environmental crises.

The main iterations of the project include the event Blackmarket for Useful Knowledge and Non-Knowledge #18 (2015), the film commission North of The Mountain (2019) by Zhou Tao and the exhibition Shoreline Movements (Taipei Biennial, 2020).

'Blackmarket for Useful Knowledge and Non-Knowledge: On Becoming Earthlings', an event on how to think and live the Anthropocene, Musée de l'Homme, Paris, 2015, ph. Alexis Vettoretti

'North of the Mountain' by Zhou Tao, co-produced by Council, premièred at the artist's solo-show at Times Museum, 2019, ph. Times Museum

'Shoreline Movements', a program of non-fiction films curated by Erika Balsom and Grégory Castéra, in a space designed by Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, for the Taipei Biennial 2020, ph.Thao Nguyen Phan, Becoming Alluvium, 2019, film still. Courtesy of the artist.

On Becoming Earthlings is a project by Council.

Initiated on the occasion of

Paris Climate Change Conference (COP21)

Supported by

The Nina and Daniel Carasso Foundation

Cover and top image: Zhou Tao, North of the Mountain, 2019, film still