Tuvalu is one of the smallest and most remote countries on earth. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it can barely be seen on most maps. The country is in danger of disappearing beneath the waves. Not an Atlantis myth but the reality of this century. Plans for evacuation are b⋯⋯eing made right now. Tuvalu is destined to become one of earth’s first nations to be washed away due to the effect of global warming, making the Tuvaluans the first complete nation of climate refugees, banned from their home-islands, their culture and identity taken away.
Juriaan Booij’s art project ‘The Sinking of Tuvalu’, consisting of a book and documentary (King Tide), gives insight to the unique way of the Tuvaluan life, but also sketches the absurdity in which the reality of the future manifests itself.
03/15/2010 – 22:33