THE GREEN DRAWINGS - 100 seconds to midnight

- series of drawings, digital print (of baby-drawing), felt-tip pen, laque and pencil
collaboration with Conny Blom, 2021

00 seconds to midnight is a series of drawings based on the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists' Doomsday Clock that measures the imminence of global catastrophe. The Doomsday Clock settings from different years are combined with drawings by the artists' baby daughter.

The Doomsday Clock is a symbol that represents the likelihood of a man-made global catastrophe. Maintained since 1947 by the members of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, the clock is a metaphor for threats to humanity from unchecked scientific and technical advances. The clock represents the hypothetical global catastrophe as midnight and the Bulletin's opinion on how close the world is to a global catastrophe as a number of minutes or seconds to midnight, assessed in January of each year. The main factors influencing the clock are nuclear risk and climate change. The Bulletin's Science and Security Board monitors new developments in the life sciences and technology that could inflict irrevocable harm to humanity.

The clock's original setting in 1947 was seven minutes to midnight. It has been set backward and forward 24 times since, the largest-ever number of minutes to midnight being 17 in 1991, and the smallest 100 seconds in 2020 and 2021.

The clock was set at two minutes to midnight in January 2018, and left unchanged in 2019. In January 2020, it was moved forward to 100 seconds before midnight. In January 2021, the clock's setting was left unchanged. (Wikipedia)