NO FUTURE POSTER PROJECT, 2019
A 2019 CLIMARTE Poster Project II commission to create a unique poster provoking public dialogue on the climate crisis. Hundreds of street posters were distributed across Melbourne as well as exhibited at Testing Grounds during the ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2019 Festival.
Echoing the infamous Sex Pistols song, this work references the text ‘No Future: Queer Theory and the Death Drive’ by theorist Lee Edelman where he proposes queerness as a willingness to embrace a refusal of the social and political order, in particular reproduction. When placed within the context of an environmental poster, ‘No Future’ becomes a pessimistic, negative call to action – there will literally be no future if extreme climate change and weather events continue, as evidenced by the Northern Murray-Darling Basin ‘fish kill’ incidents.
Image: Kelly Doley, No Future #1. 2019. AP Ink on A0 220gm card. © the artist.