Sadly, with the Next Wave 2020 Festival now cancelled due to the COVID-19 restrictions, the Multiverse Museum will, for now, remain unexplored by the public. However, the project has found a unique way to bring elements of the work to an even greater audience through its digital iteration.
This includes public access to select archival research materials, where dossiers, memorandums, hand-written letters and transcripts have been assembled chronologically for an easily navigated – at times, perhaps confronting – journey back in time. While modern discussions tend to frame the climate debate as a question of where we are headed, the archive shows that where we have been is also a crucial part of understanding the issues facing our joined future. The archive can be accessed at https://www.paralleleffect.com/ alongside other digital elements of the project now available for free to the general public.
These include Lament, a new short film by, Daz Chandler that looks at the climate change dilemma through the lens of the current COVID-19 pandemic.