A photographer and her lover travel to Abisko in the north of Sweden in the summer of 2020 to document the effects of the rising temperatures on the mountain landscape. Many years later, both the landscape and their love is long gone, and the world as they knew it lies under water after a natural disaster. From an underwater shelter where she lives with other survivors, the lover lives suspended in an image-world of memories from that summer. She remembers her photographer, and their own personal disaster that ended their love affair.
Untitled Abisko is a climate-fiction that weaves together a queer love story with the processes of mourning a landscape altered by climate change. In the unique mountain landscape of Abisko, the consequences of global warming are more visible than in other places. While the planet’s average temperature has risen by one degree in the past century, Abisko has risen by two degrees. How do we comprehend these changes and the losses that come with them? The striking landscape and the dreamlike, poetic images shot on 16 mm film stand in stark contrast to the dystopian narrative in a cinematic message from one of our possible futures.Learn how to rent this work