My last trip to Copenhagen did coincident with the COP15 summit which added much more interest to my visit.
I was able to be part of the main demonstration on Saturday, meet interesting people from all over the world which especially arrived for that conference and additionally the city was loaded with activities, actions and sculptures from various artists and organisations.
I especially liked the manifold art events of the SevenMeters initiative and had the chance to take photos of two activities near the Bella Center, the meeting place of the summit.
The photo on the left pictures the “Wandering Refugees”, three 10 meters high sculptures with copper faces and long African womenâ€™s costumes in shrill colors. They are put up on the savannah-like areas to remind us of female refugees in Sudan.
The other photo shows “Refugees in Water”, a group of sculptures in human size that are placed in the water ditches under the metro. They shall remind us of the rising water levels and the with it connected streams of refugees, which will be expected.
Unfortunately I missed the “Survival of the Fattest” sculpture which was located near “The little Mermaid”. It was meant as a symbol of the rich worldâ€™s self-complacent righteousness and displayed a fat woman (Justitia) with a pair of scales in her hand. She sits on the back of starved African man (i.e. the third world), while pretending to do what is best for him.
The aim of these initiatives is to put focus on the consequences of global warming through various art installations, which will highlight the climate change from different angles. Learn more about the SevenMeters initiative: www.sevenmeters.net