Following display at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris as part of the 2015 UN COP21 cultural program, Melburnians can see the immersive, 360-degree digital art installation EXIT, which explores human migration and its causes – including the impact of climate change.
Funded by Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation through a Proactive Grant, EXIT has been shown in Australia as part of Climarte’s ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2017 festival that uses art as a vehicle to engage people with the issue of climate change.
EXIT is a unique data visualisation that uses over a hundred international academic sources to highlight the relationship between human migratory trends and pressing social, economic and environmental issues.
Melbourne is one of just a few cities globally fortunate to host this work, having previously been shown in Copenhagen, Paris, Bilbao and earlier this year in Sydney.
Based on an idea by French philosopher and urbanist Paul Virilio and created by American artist-architect studio, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, EXIT focuses on six topics: population shifts to cities, rising sea levels, deforestation, foreign investment in developing countries via remittances, natural disasters and forced migration due to war, persecution or violence.
EXIT is on display at the Ian Potter Museum of Art until 16 July 2017. Entry is Free.
EXIT was initially commissioned by Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain. Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation has funded its showing in Melbourne as part of Climarte’s ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2017 festival.