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Théâtre de l’Orangerie, Geneva, Switzerland, 25 August 2018

DISPLACEMENT curator Hannah Entwisle Chapuisat and artist Marie Velardi gave a public talk at the Théâtre de l’Orangerie called “Climate Change Related Displacement and Its Artistic Expressions” (Déplacements climatiques et ses expressions artistiques). The presentation began with an overview by Entwisle Chapuisat of the current legal and political developments related to displacement in the context of disasters and climate change. Velardi then screened her film ALEA, about displacement in Vendée, France following the 2010 storm Xynthia, which she co-created with Indonesian anthropologist Rhino Ariefiansyah. She also presented selected works from her ongoing artistic research practice Land-Sea (Terre-Mer), which explores the idea of moving territories in coastal areasAfter sharing the works of other selected artists participating in DISPLACEMENT, they invited the public to join them in a discussion about the potential roles artists and art practice can play in imagining new possibilities for the future and contributing to the development of international policy on disaster displacement.

Still from ALEA by Marie Velardi and Rhino Ariefiansyah Courtesy of the artist
Still from ALEA by Marie Velardi and Rhino Ariefiansyah Courtesy of the artist

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The talk complemented the Théâtre de l’Orangerie’s production of Henning Mankell’s play Ténèbres, about two African refugees who have received asylum in Sweden, which the director Andrea Novicov asks the audience to imagine in the context of contemporary challenges related to climate change and displacement.

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