Their Eyes Were Watching Greenhouse Gases

This Paris art installation showed government officials in town for COP21 that we’re watching what they do about climate change.

December 07, 2015

Photo: JR and Darren Aronofsky

Policymakers gathered in Paris for the climate talks may have a creepy sensation that someone is watching them. And that’s because the world is, waiting for them to come to an agreement later this week that’ll put us on the right track to slowing global warming. But in case they needed a reminder, more than 500 people from just about everywhere volunteered for this art installation that travelled through the City of Light last week.

First projected onto The Assemblée Nationale, “The Standing March” is the brainchild of French artist JR and Oscar-nominated filmmaker Darren Aronofsky. And we must admit, it’s one of the more unsettling demonstrations we’ve come across. So go ahead, leaders: Make your move. We’ll be watching. 

The Standing March - JR and Darren Aronofsky from SOCIAL ANIMALS on Vimeo.


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