Conny Blom

Conny Blom

Conny Blom

Conny Blom

 

Plan B (How Scared Should We Be?)
Series of inkjet prints. Floorplans of the bunker models bought and installed in the New Zeeland highlands by mainly American 1%-ers.

Plan B (The Country of Open Spaces)
HD video, stereo sound, 3:45min (found footage).

The economic elite decided the fate of billions of people already in the 1970's when they chose to ignore the findings of the Club of Rome and even the fossil fuel giant Exxon's own research. When it became evident that the planet could not sustain continued ruthless exploitation, greed was put before human life and more money went into trying to disproof the studies and spread disinformation, than to find solutions. This was a conscious decision to separate people from people and decide whom deserved a future. All to be able to continue with the worship of the eternal economic growth on a planet with limited, finite resources.

Now the 1% are looking into escape plans rather than putting all their resources into stopping the climate crises. Some are investing in floating gated communities, many are ordering luxury bunkers and having them transported from manufacturers in Texas to the remote New Zeeland highland, far from all imminent crisis zones.

How afraid should we all be when learning that only the company Rising S has as of 2019 delivered 35 bunker systems to foreign 1% settlers in New Zeeland?

The work Plan B consists of a series of digital drawings of floor plans of the actual, commercially available, luxury bunker models that have been installed in the New Zeeland highlands (complete with underground swimming pools, bowling alleys, gun ranges etc), and an advertisement video, marketing New Zeeland as the country of the future.

 
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