by Maria Sofou
Argentinian artist Pedro Marzorati recently created a climate-change focused installation in Montsouris Park, Paris. Where the Tides Ebb and Flow consists of several blue human figures emerging from, or sinking into, the pond, as the water makes them gradually disappear. The artist created this image to approach the issue of rising water levels caused by global warming, a major problem that should concern everyone nowadays – Where the Tides Ebb and Flow’s drowning figures is Marzorati’s warning signal that global warming is expanding every day.
Marzorati created the piece for the forthcoming 21st Conference of Parties (COP21), a climate conference in Paris, which aims to reach international agreements surrounding climate change policy – it specifically aims to enact policies that will keep global warming fluctuations below two degrees celsius. The conference will be held in Paris from November 30th through December 11th, 2015.
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