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Jakarta Post

Climate change art gets noticed

  • Stevie Emilia

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, December 17 2009   /  10:54 am

The Pulse of the Earth. SevenMeters.netSilence is power. A series of artwork placed around Copenhagen has carpeted the city with a veil of silence, delivering powerful visual messages to draw attention, in a peaceful and elegant way, without a din.

The artworks — from thousands of 20-kilometer-long flashing red lights marking a 7-meter sea level rise to Freedom to Pollute, a 6-meter-high replica of the Statue of Liberty releasing smoke from its torch and symbolizing the US’ high level of greenhouse gas emissions — highlight climate change issues from different angles. Danish sculptor Jens Galschiot and his Art in Defense of Humanism workshop are behind the sevenmeters.net art project. Raising awareness about climate change issues is the main purpose of Galschiot’s initiative, which was originally launched in Denmark with a global focus, encouraging activists across the g...