Brandalism in Paris – Über 600 Billboards anlässlich der Klimakonferenz gekapert

Das Kollektiv Brandalism hat anlässlich der UN-Klimakonferenz 2015 in Paris 2015 (21st Conference of the Parties, kurz COP 21) eine wahre Mammut-Aktion realisiert. Über 600 öffentliche Werbeflächen wurden mit neuen Motiven von 82 Künstlern aus 19 Ländern ausgestattet. Die Werbeflächen wurden bewusst gewählt, um auf die Korrelation zwischen dem beworbenen Konsum und dem Klimawechsel aufmerksam zu machen. Auch die finanzielle Unterstützung der Veranstaltung durch Konzerne wir Air France und GDF-Suez-Engie wird thematisiert und angeprangert.

Die Motive wurden passenderweise am Black Friday installiert, ein Video zu der ziemlich mutigen Aktion gibt es auch. Die komplette Bildergalerie findet Ihr drüben bei Brandalism.org, ich habe nach dem Klick eine Auswahl vorbereitet.

One of the artists taking part said, “We are taking their spaces back because we want to challenge the role advertising plays in promoting unsustainable consumerism. Because the advertising industry force feeds our desires for products created from fossil fuels, they are intimately connected to causing climate change. As is the case with the Climate talks and their corporate sponsored events, outdoor advertising ensures that those with the most amount of money are able to ensure that their voices get heard above all else.” The art works were installed on ‘Black Friday’ or ‘Vendredi Noir’; the most hectic and competitive shopping day of the year.

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Other posters called on people to take to the streets as part of the “Climate Games” – the world’s largest disobedient adventure game as well as protesting the “Solutions 21” conference – a large corporate exposition being held at the Grand Palais during the climate talks.

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Bill Posters from Brandalism said “Following the tragic events on 13th November in Paris, the government has chosen to ban the big civil society mobilisations – but big business events can continue. The multinationals responsible for climate change can keep greenwashing their destructive business models, but the communities directly impacted by them are silenced. It’s now more important than ever to call out their lies and speak truth to power. We call on people to take to the streets during the COP21 to confront the fossil fuel industry. We cannot leave the climate talks in the hands of politicians and corporate lobbyists who created this mess in the first place.”

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