What’s the difference between a collapse, a downfall, or a downright apocalypse? How will it all end, and why do we love to wonder? Ice or fire, zombies or bombs? Out with a bang or a whimper?

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY is supported through Science Foundation Ireland’s (SFI) Discovery Programme and will explore why the disastrous can be devilishly entertaining, and whether there’s any truth to these dismal predictions. Join doomers, designers, and doctors as they lay out the top threats to our world, evaluate how likely they are, and spell out exactly what we can (hopefully) do about it.

OPEN CALL: We are seeking proposals for up to twenty works for our IN CASE OF EMERGENCY exhibition. Proposals may be new or existing works, and will be funded up to a maximum budget of €2,600 which should include all artist fees, materials, equipment, shipping, travel etc. Please note that these are maximum amounts, not targets. We are happy to write letters of support for applicants seeking funding from elsewhere.

We are also pleased to announce that in addition to our general open call for IN CASE OF EMERGENCY, we are seeking to commission up to four artworks to be exhibited at Science Gallery Dublin for the duration of the exhibition, from 13th October 2017 to 2nd February 2018. See further details on this commissioning strand here.

Deadline for submissions: 28th May 2017

Find out more about the IN CASE OF EMERGENCY open call here.

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY will run 13.10.17 – 04.02.18