The Hyperreal Whale Beached The Banks Of The Seine River To Raise Environmental Awareness

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This aged whale – although very realistic – is a replica of the Belgian captain Bumer Collective, in order to raise awareness of how our society and how we live affect the environment. The metaphor gave birth to a game between fantasy and reality, reinforcing a sense of anxiety.

“The psychological archetype of a dead big fish leaves no one untouched. This prevents and mobilizes the local community, “- commented Captain Bumer Collective. “During our beaches we see intense interaction between the crowd. People turn to each other, reflect and wonder. They offer help and ask for information. Different levels of perception create funny games. Some members of the audience know that this is a work of art, but they give illusion to other people. The sperm whale appeals to everyone. This is the place where everyone gathers together. That’s why it’s vital that the beaches are in a public place that is freely accessible. “

Additional information: Captain Bumer Collective / ARTS in Paris (h / t: designboom )

The Hyperreal Whale Beached The Banks Of The Seine River To Raise Environmental Awareness
ARTS in Paris
The Hyperreal Whale Beached The Banks Of The Seine River To Raise Environmental Awareness
ARTS in Paris
The Hyperreal Whale Beached The Banks Of The Seine River To Raise Environmental Awareness
ARTS in Paris
The Hyperreal Whale Beached The Banks Of The Seine River To Raise Environmental Awareness
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The Hyperreal Whale Beached The Banks Of The Seine River To Raise Environmental Awareness
Michel Euler / AP Photo