Terre Natale, or Native Land, Stop Eject


Terre Natale, or Native Land, Stop Eject, was an exhibition organized by Raymond Depardon & Paul Virilio and originally shown at the Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art in Paris.

Part of Terre Natale, “Exits, Parts 1 & 2,” was created by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Laura Kurgan, Mark Hansen, and Ben Rubin. From the Cartier Foundation website:

EXIT, an innovative installation by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Laura Kurgan, Mark Hansen and Ben Rubin, in collaboration with Stewart Smith and Robert Gerard Pietrusko, gives form to Paul Virilio’s concepts on human trajectories across the globe. In a circular and immersive projection, it presents 6 animated maps generated by a database of information provided by international organizations, with a focus upon the following subjects: Population Shifts: Cities; Remittances: Sending Money Home; Political Refugees and Forced Migration; Natural Catastrophes; Rising Seas, Sinking Cities; Speechless and Deforestation. Virilio contextualizes these maps in an accompanying video, sharing his nostalgia about the magnitude of the world, about its scaleĀ when faced with the disappearance of geographic space, an idea that has been at the heart of his work for decades.


More photos on Flickr

You can check out the website for Terre Natale, with more information and many great images, here.

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