During my residency in Cairo, I produced, using the ancient egyptian faience technique, a small-scale model of air conditioners, which are spread across the city’s architectures.
In order to leave something of my presence in Cairo from August 2023 to January 2024, I have scattered this small production of contemporary amulets among the people who crossed my path during this time in the Egyptian capital.
A kind of site-specific installation on a city scale.
Lors de ma résidence au Caire, j’ai réalisé, en utilisant la technique de la «faïence» égyptienne antique, des modèles réduits de climatiseurs, lesquels colonisent les architectures de la ville.
Afin de laisser quelque chose de ma présence au Caire d’août 2023 à janvier 2024, j’ai dispersé cette petite production d’amulettes contemporaines parmi les personnes qui ont croisé mon chemin durant cette période dans la capitale égyptienne.
Une sorte d’installation in-situ à l’échelle de la ville.
is a sintered-quartz ceramic material from Ancient Egypt. The sintering process « covered [the material] with a true vitreous coating » as the quartz underwent vitrification, creating a bright lustre of various colours « usually in a transparent blue or green isotropic glass ».
is stages and transformation processes, patience, perseverance and resilience.
is a term that recognizes « although global warming is a global crisis, its effects are not felt evenly around the world ». Climate justice is a faction of environmental justice and focuses on the equitable distribution of the burdens of climate change and the efforts to mitigate them. It has been described as encompassing « a set of rights and obligations, which corporations, individuals and governments have towards those vulnerable people who will be in a way significantly disproportionately affected by climate change. »
Climate justice examines concepts such as equality, human rights, collective rights, and the historical responsibilities for climate change. This is done by relating the causes and effects of climate change to concepts of justice, particularly environmental justice and social justice.
The second part of the report, a contribution of working group II (WGII), was published on 28 February 2022. Entitled Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation & Vulnerability, the full report is 3675 pages, plus a 37-page summary for policymakers. It contains information on the impacts of climate change on nature and human activity. Topics examined included biodiversity loss, migration, risks to urban and rural activities, human health, food security, water scarcity, and energy. It also assesses ways to address these risks and highlights how climate resilient development can be part of a larger shift towards sustainability.
Parasite is also a modest tribute to the South Korean film by Bong Joon-ho.