Risk society or ¨Fire in the Delta¨

Ecological varnish on recovered glass panel (84x50cm), light projection, shadow projections of variable dimensions, 2023

In 1986, the German sociologist Ulrich Beck defined modern society as ¨risk society¨. Understanding ¨risk¨ as an intermediate state between security and destruction, a systematic way of dealing with dangers induced and introduced by modernization itself. A society exposed to imminent danger. In it, all risk calculation has been lost and everything becomes unintelligible. It is a society in which the human being finds himself in a completely contaminated environment that threatens the security of his existence. The future, threatened by nuclear explosions, pandemics, natural catastrophes, extreme temperatures, unstoppable fires, becomes uncertain.