The public can send a roll of toilet paper printed with an excerpt from the latest IPCC report a politician of their choice within the project Give a shit! of the Peruvian visual artist Teresa Borasino (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change United Nations).
During COP21 in Paris until December 11, visual artist has placed rolls of toilet paper printed with the last IPCC report in hotels where lobbyists (lobbyist), government officials and negotiators stay in order to act now.
The IPCC, or Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, is an organization of the United Nations, founded in 1988, to assess the risks of climate change. The report provides an overview of the possible scenarios in order to limit global warming to 2 degrees. It is a known fact, that countries, politicians, and businesses are not doing enough to achieve this goal.
The artist wants to engage people in the debate and urge politicians to act. It will report on the project through http://www.giveashit.nu
Teresa Borasino (Lima, 1978) lives and works in Amsterdam. In her work, she uses social forms to engage with local communities. Her practice often involves collaboration with other artists, architects, academics, activists, etc. She creates situations that allow for collective experiences and dialogue between people in public space and trigger critical opinion. Her project Futuro Caliente during COP20 in Lima was nominated for the Visible Award in 2015. Teresa Borasino’s most recent work mixes her activist and artistic practice.
Staff Room, responsible for the spread of this artistic intervention, based in Amsterdam, Netherlands, exclusively represents socially and politically engaged artists. Engaged art practices are typically developed and delivered through collaboration and participation over a period of time. Actively participating in this ‘unsellable’ artistic process, Staff Room distils semis and residues from it that are of interest to collectors. As a not-for-profit gallery Staff Room has no permanent exhibition space; it manifests online and offline wherever social and political issues lead her.
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