External Exhibition 12|2009
December 05th, 2009–February 21st, 2010
Native Land. Stop Eject
An exhibition created by Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain
presented by Fondation Cartier and ZKM at the Kunsthal Charlottenborg
during the COP 15 Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen
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"What is left of this world, of our native land, of the history of what so far is the only habitable planet?"
While the world has reached a critical moment in its history, where
the environment conditions what humans do and what they will
become, the exhibition Native Land. Stop Eject proposes a reflection
on the notions of being rooted and uprooted, as well as related
questions of identity. In a contradictory yet complementary dialogue,
photographer and filmmaker Raymond Depardon gives a voice to
those who wish to live on their land but are threatened with exile,
and urbanist and philosopher Paul Virilio challenges the very idea of
sedentariness in the face of today's unprecedented human migrations.
The Amercian artists-architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro give
form to Virilio's ideas in an innovative and highly technical installation:
Using the immersive environment of a circular projection, a continually
rotating globe leaves a transformed and renewed imprint –
generated by data alone – each time it passes, taking into account
mutations and inequalities induced by an unprecedented number of
migrants. The display imagery on this PanoramaScreen, a special
software system was developed at ZKM | Institute for Visual Media.
Native Land will be shown in Copenhagen, coinciding with
the COP 15: the crucial climate change conference organized by the
United Nations, follow up to the Kyoto and Bali summits.
An exhibition by Raymond Depardon, Paul Virilio, Diller Scofidio +
Renfro, Mark Hansen, and Laura Kurgan
The exhibition created by Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain,
with the collaboration of UNESCO is presented by the Kunsthal Charlottenborg,
Copenhagen, the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain,
Paris, the ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, the Alhondiga,
Bilbao, with the technical contribution of Panasonic.
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Photo: Grégoire Eloy