Tuvalu : An Island In The Heart Of A World In Mutation | #ArtCop21

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Tuvalu is an art installation in the public spece of Aubervilliers market, echoing the local, territorial and world mutations. This is both a garden of the already there and a forum for the mutation.

Tuvalu in Aubervilliers

Here, Tuvalu is an art installation related to Aubervilliers market redeployment in the new passage Henri Alleg.

Installation is firstly a pleasant place, both bench for users of the market, garden made with stones from demolitions and terrace for multiple associative s uses. On the other hand it’s a manifest on the issue of re-use, using materials from the site set in motion by the construction process and questioned consumption and hyper-mobility of resources by looking through the prism of urban metabolism.

Tuvalu in the Pacific

Elsewhere, Tuvalu is a Polynesian archipelago; it is one of the smallest state in the world, its inhabitants, the Tuvaluan are six times fewer than those of Aubervilliers. Tuvalu could be by the end of this century, the first state to disappear under water due to global warming.

Its population already expatriates in bulk, but do not get to climate refugee status. Tuvalu became a symbol of the effects of climate change: how our lifestyles here questioning those elsewhere?

The approach HQAC * Aubervilliers led by the artist Stefan Shankland is supported by : The City of Aubervilliers, the Agglomeration of Community Plaine Commune , The Department of Seine-Saint-Denis , EPA Plaine de France , the DRAC Île-de-France , the RATP .

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