Delve into the process
As you see from the legend above, the data visualization shows how Rising App works: based on the user’s action, Marina Abramovich, placed inside a glass case, will drown or not.
Depending on the impact of everyday actions, the water level inside the case, as the level of the oceans, can rise or fall.
Within the App, the user can engage in 7 different actions, measuring the impact of its actions in real time: reduce, preserve, be kind, encourage others, educate, contemplate. Here we reproduced the different possible relations between our actions and the rising level of water.
03 – Source
Rising, by Marina Abramović, was produced in Acute art studios in 2017, through the use of virtual reality.
It was presented for the first time at Brilliant Minds in Stockholm and then at Art Basel Hong Kong 2018 and immediately reproduced through virtual reality.
Rising app, an extension of her Virtual Reality artwork, allows users to become aware of the rising sea levels by making active choices to take better care of the environment through daily actions.
The app shows Abramović beckoning from within a glass tank that slowly fills with water on the basis of users’ actions, making them aware of their impact on the environment.
Abramović urges viewers to reconsider their role on the future asking them to choose whether or not to save her from drowning by pledging to support the environment, which lowers the water in the tank. Users have to take action everyday to maintain low water levels through 7 different actions and track their impact:
- Reduce the waste
- Conserve energy and water
- Be kind and respectful
- Encourage others to conserve natural resources
- Educate young people to go green
- Contemplate three minutes for the wellbeing of the earth