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Refuge for Resurgence

  • TUE - SUN
    22/05 > 31/07
    11 AM - 7 PM

    01/08 > 21/11
    10 AM - 6 PM
  • Arsenale
  • Admission with ticket

Anab Jain (Indian/British, b.1976) and Jon Ardern (UK, b.1978) of Superflux (UK, est.2009) in collaboration with Sebastian Tiew (Malaysian, b.1994)



Having survived Earth’s abrupt shift to an era of precarious climate, a multispecies community gather in the blasted ruins of modernity to find new ways of living together. Working together to carve out a new world from the smoldering remains of the old. Working together to forge enduring forms of sharing and survival. Working together to revive this land, this land, once a place of order and control. Humans, animals, birds, plants, moss, and fungi gathering around a shared hope. A hope in the life that remains. A hope in the resurgence of life stretched thin around this rock, painting its surface blue and green as it spins wildly in the vast blackness. Refuge for Resurgence is a multi-species banquet set after the end of the world. Centered around a majestic oak table, the scene lays bare a conversation between the paralysis of fear and the audacity of hope.

Biennale Sneak Peek

Image 1 – How will we live together?
A glimpse into a new way of living, rebuilt with the remnants of what went before. A celebration of our undeniable interdependence with all life cohabiting the planet we call home.


Image 2 – Sneak peek of the project
An invitation for a more than human future, a symbolic home where all species prosper with resilience, adaptation, and hope.


The European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 870759
British Council

Production credits

Gareth Huw Lewis, Classic Watercraft
Ed Lewis, Leanne Fischler, Matt Edgson, Nicola Ferrao, Miranda King,Wild and King

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