Osmo/za, Slovenska 54, Ljubljana
18 January – 07 February 2023

Opening and discussion: Wednesday, 18 January at 19:00
The exhibition is on view every weekday from 19 January – 7 February, 15:00 – 19:00

2.8 billion years from now, the average global temperature on Earth will reach 147 Celsius. The final vestiges of life, simple sub-terrestrial microbes taking refuge at the poles, will become extinct. This hugely significant moment in Earth’s history will pass unnoticed. The project 2.8B420K proposes a monument, known as ‘The Object’, to commemorate this transition from biological to post-biological, and mark the end of all life on Earth.


The exhibition will open with a discussion with the artist Andy Gracie and researchers in the fields of geology, art history and anthropology Rok Brajkovič, Blaž Vičič, Matthew Wolf-Meyer and Beti Žerovc. The discussion will be moderated by Tjaša Pogačar

In dialogue with the project’s idea a special thematic issue of Šum journal has been published. Free copies of the 19th issue titled Models of Extinction and edited by Maks Valenčič and Tisa Troha will be available at the opening event. The publication contains texts by Milan M. Ćirković, Enea Kavčič, Thomas Moynihan, Federico Nieto, Peter Wolfendale and Timothy Linward.


Exhibition flyer and text: 2.8B420K flyer

The artist’s book that is presented at the exhibition is available for download here



Rok Brajkovič, a university-educated geologist, is employed at the Geological Survey of Slovenia, where he researches former environments that have disappeared in deep geological time. He applies sedimentological studies to the most diverse interdisciplinary fields, with the most focus on geoarchaeology, where he contributes to a deeper understanding of human history through the study of the origins of stone artifacts.

Blaž Vičič studied geology at the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering in Ljubljana, earned his PhD at the University of Trieste, and continued his research of earthquakes at the International Center for Theoretical Physics in Miramare. He has a strong passion for geophysical phenomena as well as more down-to-the-ground geology like minerals and rocks, and often participates in citizen science projects and shares his knowledge with university students from different countries.

Matthew Wolf-Meyer is a researcher at the Institute for Advanced Studies at Tampere University and
Member of the Faculty of Social Sciences. His second book, Theory for the World to Come: Speculative Fiction and Apocalyptic Anthropology (2019) is an auto-ethnographic exploration of speculative fiction as a source of social theory in the context of global and local catastrophes. He lives and works in Helsinki.

Beti Žerovc is an art historian, art theorist and researcher in the areas of visual art, the art system since the mid-nineteenth century, and public monuments in the territory of former Yugoslavia with a focus on their role in society. She is the author of a book When Attitudes Become the Norm; The Contemporary Curator and Institutional Art (IZA and Archive Books, 2015).


Andy Gracie, 2.8B420K
installation, 2022

Concept and design: Andy Gracie
Text by: Andy Gracie
Curator: Tjaša Pogačar
Production: Projekt Atol (Tjaša Pogačar, Uroš Veber):
Technical diagrams, fabrications: Ali Yerdel
Production of exhibition furniture and technical assistance: Valter Udovičić

Research assistance and consultations:
Nuria Llorca Isern – Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Barcelona
Rok Brajkovič – Geological Survey of Slovenia
Blaž Vičič – Quantectum AG
Beti Žerovc – Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana
Matthew Wolf-Meyer – Institute for Advanced Study, Tampere University

Production: Projekt Atol
Supported by: konS ≡ Platform for Contemporary Investigative Art, University of California: Systemics Lab – Media Arts and Technology, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia, European Regional Development Fund of the European Union, City of Ljubljana


Andy Gracie works on the intersection of art and science and within various disciplines such as installation, robotics, sound, video and biology.

His artistic practice is characterised by an in depth engagement with process, scientific methodologies and the nature of experiment. Here ‘experiment’ refers both to the act of acquiring knowledge and information through testing scenarios, and to the act of trying out unknown or untested processes. He is interested in how as humans we imagine, simulate and inhabit scenarios that test our understanding and our imagination of the future. The current expression of these ideas is in a body of work that outlines the psychology, culture and aesthetics of disaster and the impermanence of humanity on a cosmic scale.

Andy Gracie