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Yiannis Kranidiotis — The Tipping Point

Yiannis Kranidiotis
The Tipping Point

Scientific Collaborator: Frank Dentener

The Tipping Point is a data driven light and sound kinetic installation of 24 custom metronomes and a video projection. The artwork highlights the urgency and the increased risk that one or several tipping elements in the climate system might cross a critical threshold, with severe consequences for global climate, ecosystems and human societies.

The metronomes move, driven by sets of past, present and projected future, environmental data linked to five major climate tipping points. The temporal journey through data is reflected by the metronomes' tempo, as the beats intensify over time. A final cacophony reflects the mounting urgency of the climate crisis. Then, all metronomes halt abruptly, and a critical tipping point is reached as the room falls silent.


Yiannis Kranidiotis
In collaboration with: Frank Dentener

Image by: Yiannis Kranidiotis, 2022