Exhibitions — July 17, 2023

Tanja Engelberts at Timespan in Helmsdale, Scotland

Group exhibition Beatrice: Transition Under Petrocapitalism

On view from 18 June to 30 September 2023

The exhibition draws its title from the oil field Beatrice, located less than 20 miles off the coast of Helmsdale, recently decommissioned and converted in 2018 into Scotland’s largest operational offshore wind farm. With the addition of wind turbines, Beatrice is a mutable emotional architecture that can embody the challenges related to energy transition, including the crucial question of whether an economy deeply rooted in petro-capitalism can effectively shift towards renewables.

in Beatrice: Transition Under Petrocapitalism, Tanja Engelberts, Oliver Ressler, and Sue Jane Taylor investigate the ecological, social, and economic implications of the change of the oil industry through documentation, diaries, research works, moving images, drawings and paintings.



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