In preparation for the Paris Climate Conference beginning late next month, an Argentinian artist has created a poetic land-art installation in the city. To coincide with the crucial climate negotiations , the artist Pedro Marzorati has submerged his sculptures in the waters of Montsouris Park in the 14th arrondissement.
To simulate rising tides and mounting pressure of our planet in peril , the electric-blue men seem to appear and then sink again. Marzorati’s creations represent the threatened, coastal communities that could soon be overwhelmed by waves and engulfed by water as global temperatures rise causing glaciers to melt. Melted glaciers at the poles and in high altitudes decrease the earth’s albedo effect, causing yet more ice to melt into the rising oceans.
This compelling land-art installation entitled “Where the Tides Ebb and Flow”has successfully managed to arouse public curiosity. Passle’s Claire shared a similar climate change sculpture that disappeared and appeared again with the Thames’ changing tides . That ‘Four horsemen of the apocalypse’ sculpture which graced the banks under Vauxhall Bridge last month was a political comment on the destructive impact of fossil fuels.
It is fantastic to see talented individuals across a range of disciplines use their art, platform, celebrity, or voice to highlight the significance of brokering a global climate agreement at Paris’ Conference of Parties (COP21) next month.
Advocates of the COP21 aim to reach a new legally binding agreement on climate change policies, applicable to all countries, to try to keep global warming changes below a 2°C fluctuation.
It is the first time in over 20 years of UN negotiations that policy makers aim to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate, and France will be facilitating the discussion by hosting the event. Marzorati successfully raises public awareness and stimulates conversation surrounding global issues with his electrifying artwork, just in time for these major climate negotiations which will be taking place in Paris from November 30th to December 11th.