Our research is focused on the study of climate change images that appear frequently on media and educational materials. After an extensive research in magazines, newspapers and websites, we have noticed many repetitive image patterns throughout these materials. These images often invest on representational politics that aim to show more than scenes of a particular event, but also try to engender predetermined feelings, like fear and astonishment – images that are stucked in clichés and settled meanings. In our research we want to problematize these climate change images repetitions, trying to think them beyond the clichés and the fixation of meanings. We propose to consider these images as sensational blocks, as suggested by the theorical research line followed on our interdisciplinary research group multiTÃO: prolifer-artes subvertendo ciências e educações (CNPq), in University of Campinas (Brazil). Based on this proposal, the group have been developing artistic creations that seek to provoke distinct experiences with the climate change images so that the current representations and clichés observed on them could be put under tension. In this way, we created videos, photos and an itinerant art installation called “hurricane” to try to promote proliferations of different thoughts and sensations throughout the images and the contact of the public with that. We aim to find ways to generate knowledge from sensory and artistic experiences in order to create new possibilities for exploring issues widely discussed in the media, such as climate change, thereby contributing to the development of new bets in artistic creations and interdisciplinary research in science communication and outreach. This research integrates the activities of the subnet “Scientific Communication and Culture” from Brazilian Research Network on Global Climate Change (Rede CLIMA) and the project “Generation of Alcohol Production Scenarios as Support for the Formulation of Public Policies Applied to the Adaptation of the National Sugar and Alcohol Industry to the Climate Changes (AlcScens) (2008/58160-5)”.

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Images experimenting climate change
Art, science and communication

Taina Mascarenhas de Luccas   Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil

Michele Fernandes Gonçalves   Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil

Fernanda Pestana   Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil

Susana Dias Oliveira   Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil

Our research is focused on the study of climate change images that appear frequently on media and educational materials. After an extensive research in magazines, newspapers and websites, we have noticed many repetitive image patterns throughout these materials. These images often invest on representational politics that aim to show more than scenes of a particular event, but also try to engender predetermined feelings, like fear and astonishment – images that are stucked in clichés and settled meanings. In our research we want to problematize these climate change images repetitions, trying to think them beyond the clichés and the fixation of meanings. We propose to consider these images as sensational blocks, as suggested by the theorical research line followed on our interdisciplinary research group multiTÃO: prolifer-artes subvertendo ciências e educações (CNPq), in University of Campinas (Brazil). Based on this proposal, the group have been developing artistic creations that seek to provoke distinct experiences with the climate change images so that the current representations and clichés observed on them could be put under tension. In this way, we created videos, photos and an itinerant art installation called “hurricane” to try to promote proliferations of different thoughts and sensations throughout the images and the contact of the public with that. We aim to find ways to generate knowledge from sensory and artistic experiences in order to create new possibilities for exploring issues widely discussed in the media, such as climate change, thereby contributing to the development of new bets in artistic creations and interdisciplinary research in science communication and outreach. This research integrates the activities of the subnet “Scientific Communication and Culture” from Brazilian Research Network on Global Climate Change (Rede CLIMA) and the project “Generation of Alcohol Production Scenarios as Support for the Formulation of Public Policies Applied to the Adaptation of the National Sugar and Alcohol Industry to the Climate Changes (AlcScens) (2008/58160-5)”.

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