Artist JR and filmmaker Darren Aronofsky collaborate on a major public artwork
for the UN Climate Conference in Paris
AT THE ASSEMBLÉE NATIONALE
NOVEMBER 29th AND 30th AT 8pm-4am
AND TRAVELING PARIS THROUGHOUT THE WEEK
Renowned French artist JR and Oscar-nominated American filmmaker Darren Aronofsky have collaborated on The Standing March, a major public artwork to be exhibited in Paris during the UN’s COP21 climate conference. The video projection will remind leaders that the world is watching as they gather to negotiate a deal aimed at keeping global warming below 2°C. It will be projected on the Assemblée Nationale starting at 8pm on Sunday, November 29th and Monday, November 30th, as over 25,000 officials gather, including Presidents François Hollande of France, Barack Obama of USA, Xi Jingping of China and Narendra Modi of India. It will travel throughout Paris from December 1st until December 7th at locations to be revealed on the artists’ social media accounts.
The video represents more than 500 persons from different backgrounds united around the idea that the conference must end up with meaningful agreements between the countries. The protagonists, who joined the artists after a call for participation, have been filmed separately, rotating themselves on a green background and united to create a representation of humanity. 3D from the British group Massive Attack has composed the original soundtrack.
The Standing March - JR and Darren Aronofsky
Directed by Vincent Lorca / Cinematographer : Quentin de Lamarzelle, assisted by Ousmane Ly.
Edited by Thibault Perois / Sound : Julien Neufond.
Thanks to Arthur Catton, Nizar El Tayeb, Coeurs & Arts.
Music by 3D from Massive Attack.
Social Animals, November 2015.
The Assemblée Nationale
33 Quai d'Orsay
November 29th and 30th - 8pm to 4am
The Assemblée Nationale and Musée d'Orsay
Quai d'Orsay and Quai Anatole France
December 2nd - 8pm to 2am
December 3rd - 8pm to 2am
Garden on rue Vieille du Temple
December 4th - 8pm to 2am
Place du Panthéon
December 5th - 8pm to 2am
City Hall (Mairie)
December 6th - 8pm to 2am
The COP21 gathers in Paris while the city and its inhabitants have recently suffered from a massive terrorist attack.JR
For security reasons, marches are forbidden in Paris. But our art piece is a silent march. And we are marching, backed by the Assemblée Nationale, the heart of the French democracy. We must think about our future, the future of our environment and this is our answer to those who want to control our present.
JR is a Paris-born artist whose work exhibits freely in the streets of the world. In 2011 he received the TED Prize, after which he created Inside Out, an international participatory art project that allows people worldwide to get their picture taken and paste it to support an idea and share their experience. His most recent installations include a collaboration with the New York City Ballet, a major installation at the Panthéon in Paris and the pasting of a container ship. He recently directed the short film Ellis, starring Robert De Niro and written by Oscar-winner Eric Roth. He has also directed the short documentary Les Bosquets and the performance of the ballet Les Bosquets by the New York City Ballet (2014), inspired by the riots in the French suburbs in 2005. He previously directed Face to Face, Women are Heroes and Wrinkles of the City — Cuba.
The facts have been settled and the answer is clear.Darren Aronofsky
We must back the world leaders who are here in Paris working for the future of our planet. We expect decisions, we expect commitments, and we expect timeframes. It’s about people, from Tuvalu to New Orleans, whose lives are threatened by climate change. The world depends on a solution.
Darren Aronofsky is the Brooklyn-based film director of π, REQUIEM FOR A DREAM, THE FOUNTAIN, THE WRESTLER, BLACK SWAN, for which he received an Academy Award nomination, and NOAH. His passion for the environment grew out of a summer spent as a youth in Alaska’s Prince William Sound, where he was trained as a field biologist only months before the Exxon Valdez oil spill wreaked havoc there. He has recently toured the Alberta Tar Sands and the Alaskan Arctic Wildlife Refuge as part of programs with the Sierra Club. His most recent film NOAH, starring Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Emma Watson and Anthony Hopkins, is an epic retelling of the Biblical story in which Noah must survive devastating floods unleashed on a corrupted humanity.
Music by 3D (Massive Attack)
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