Journée Mondiale de l’Environnement a geneva

While I am honoured to have my plastic bags partake to this very special event I would like to share with you an:

INTERVIEW D’ANNE-CÉCILE TURNER SUR RADIO CITÉ GENÈVE

499-350-anne-cecile-casual-smile-large-blueAnne cecile Turner is the founder and director of Race for Water Foundation.

 

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in partnership with the United Nations Office at Geneva, the Permanent Mission of New Zealand to the United Nations in Geneva and the Race for Water Foundation have the honour to invite you to the World Environment Day (WED) Event in Geneva: Biking in Solidarity with Small Island Developing States Bains des Pâquis, Quai du Mont-Blanc 30, located on Lake Geneva on Wednesday, 4 June 2014 at 5 pm. In support of the UN`s designation of 2014 as the International Year of Small Island Developing States (SIDS), the WED 2014 emphasizes the threats of climate change such as rising sea levels for SIDS around the world. This year’s slogan “Raise your voice, not the sea level” asks for the galvanization of individual actions into a collective force for generating a positive impact on the planet. Therefore, in solidarity with threatened SIDS: We are calling for UN high officials, Ambassadors and civil society representatives to donate their time, willingness and biking skills At the Bains des Pâquis, three stationary bicycles will be connected to interactive displays. As the UN high officials and Ambassadors are biking, mounted screens will show corresponding decrease in sea levels. These energetic and committed efforts to help SIDS will be recorded on video and will be available for publishing on your respective Agencies’ and Embassies’ online platforms for the official World Environment Day on 5 June. A light cocktail will be offered following the event. The event will serve to increase public awareness about the impacts of climate change and the associated sea level rise affecting Small Island Developing States.

A la veille de la Journée Mondiale de l’Environnement, les Genevois et Genevoise sont invités à venir pédaler le long du lac Léman en solidarité avec les petits états insulaires et ainsi contribuer à la préservation de l’eau et de l’environnement. C’est dans ce cadre qu’Anne-Cécile Turner, Directrice de la Fondation Race for Water était le “Grand Invité” du 26 mai dernier dans l’émission de Lynne Mabillon diffusée sur Radio Cité Genève.

Retrouvez l’intégralité de l’interview ici

Rappel de l’événement:

Date et Horaire
Mercredi 4 Juin de 11h à 18h

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Lieu
Bain des Pâquis
Quai du Mont-Blanc 30
1201 Genève

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Transport
Bus: 1, 25 (arrêt: Navigation)
Mouettes: M1, M2, M3 (arrêt: Pâquis)

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For more Info about Race for water got to: http://www.multioneattitude.com/en/

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Race for water and my plastic bags in Rolle

499-350-planete-bleueLA FONDATION RACE FOR WATER, PARTENAIRE DU CASINO THÉÂTRE DE ROLLE: ENSEMBLE, PRÉSERVONS L’EAU !

La Planète Bleue, opération de mobilisation autour de la préservation de l’eau, aura lieu les vendredi 23 et samedi 24 mai 2014 au Casino Théâtre de Rolle et sur les quais.

Cette initiative, organisée en collaboration avec le Casino Théâtre de Rolle autour de la journée des contes a pour but de permettre à tous de découvrir le plaisir des contes tout en sensibilisant de manière ludique aux enjeux environnementaux de notre planète et de notre région.

La tente « Pavillon de l’eau » de la Fondation Race for Water en forme de demi-goutte y sera déployée afin de sensibiliser le grand public à la préservation de l’eau.

Quizz sur l’eau, visualisation du volume d’eau virtuelle, calcul de son empreinte en eau, signature de la charte du Water Guardian, solutions pour préserver l’eau, des animations pour enfants, présentations d’œuvres artistiques, projection de films, sculpture, photographie seront à découvrir.

La journée du vendredi 23 mai sera dédiée aux écoles, des classes de Rolle et environs se verront offrir par la Fondation Race for Water un programme de sensibilisation, disposant comme outil principal du livret pédagogique Titeuf créé par notre ambassadeur ZEP.

Le samedi 24 mai sera destiné au grand public. L’occasion de venir rencontrer nos Water Guardian tels que le skipper Stève Ravussin, la comédienne Anne Richard qui a écrit un conte spécialement pour cette occasion et bien d’autres surprises….

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Le programme de la journée :

5 sessions de contes
Une opération de nettoyage des rives et fonds du Léman organisée par Net’Léman
Des visites du circuit de l’eau potable de la région rolloise avec le SIDERE
Une exposition Race for Water dans le «Pavillon de l’eau », tente en forme de demi-goutte
Une exposition d’espèces animales invasives de nos cours d’eau et du Lac du service de l’environnement de l’Etat de Vaud
Une exposition sur l’énergie de la Commune de Rolle
Un atelier ludique WATERGAMES du Musée du Léman
Un atelier de création d’un bateau « Race for Water» recyclé
Un jeu de piste
Nous vous attendons nombreux ! Samedi 24 mai 2014 de 9:30 à 17:00

Pour que nous devenions tous des Water Guardian !

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Contes: Lieu :

Age conseillé : dès 3 ans Casino Théâtre de Rolle, quais et Jardins Anglais
Tarif individuel CHF 10.- Rue du Port 15

Tarif groupe (4 personnes) CHF 35.- 1180 Rolle
Billetterie: en ligne http://www.theatre-rolle.ch

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APPEL AUX BENEVOLES

Si vous êtes en mesure de nous offrir quelques heures, elles sont précieuses ! Contactez: info@theatre-rolle.ch afin de communiquer vos disponibilités, et les tâches qui vous intéressent. Repas et boissons offerts.

For more info go to: http://www.multioneattitude.com/en/RfW_Collage_Rolle_Animations_webres

THE RACE FOR WATER CONTINUES

photo 2In the context of our exhibition: ”Race for Water – Preserving  water” we are pleased, to invite you to a round table followed by a lunch buffet to be held on Thursday 5 December 2013 from 11:30 to 13:30 at “Quartier Libre SIG”, Pont de la Machine in Geneva, on the theme: “Plastic pollution in water – what solutions?”

This roundtable will bring together professional actors on the subject, an opportunity to share and work together on water pollution.

http://www.multioneattitude.com/en/

THE RACE FOR WATER IS APPROACHING

Press release in English and in French

Press release 23 september 2013

Discover the new exhibition
“Race for Water – Preserving water”!

rom 4 October to 15 December 2013 Race for Water Foundation is co-organising with the SIG (Services Industrials of Geneva) an exhibition on the preservation of oceans and freshwater !Visitors will be led in a fun and interactive way to explore the mysteries of water, in order to better understand why and how our Planet’s most precious resource needs to be better preserved !

The exhibition is located in a symbolic place on the water in the heart of Geneva, and will be divided in three spaces:

FRESHWATER
OCEANS
PRESERVATION

Not to forget our common thread named TITEUF, the most precious ambassador of the RACE FOR WATER Foundation !

EXHIBITION LOCATION
Quartier Libre SIG, Pont de la Machine 1, 1204 Genève

OPENING HOURS
From Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm – FREE ENTRANCE

GUIDED VISITS AND FAMILY WORKSHOPS
Register here: 00 41 (0) 22 420 75 75 or exposition@sig-ge.ch

Quartier Libre
Espace Expo SIG
Pont de la Machine 1
1204 Genève
0041 (0) 22  420 75 75
exposition@sig-ge.ch
www.sig-ge.ch/espace-exposig

Anne-Cécile Turner, Directrice
0041 (0) 79 897 31 07
acturner@multioneattitude.com
www.multioneattitude.com

Race For Water Foundation

Av. de Provence 4

Lausanne 1007

Switzerland

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The RACE FOR WATER Foundation is a charity dedicated to water preservation. It aims to educate and raise awareness on two major issues related to water pollution of lakes and oceans by plastic and preservation of freshwater. The Foundation has set up a program on three principles:LEARN: to raise public awareness
SHARE: work together to make a difference
ACT: implement concrete solutions
 

RACE FOR WATER coming soon in GENEVA

Invitation_online_race_for_water-page-001 Invitation_online_race_for_water-page-002This exhibition will be held in “Quartier Libre -Pont de la Machine” in the heart of Geneva City from 4 October to 15 December 2013. The entrance will be free. The visitors will discover the mysteries of water to a better preservation and it will be divided in three spaces.

1. Freshwater:
Water footprint – in the first part, visitors can discover the various challenges of water conservation including key facts and figures, videos explaining the stakes, and information panels on the subject.

2. Oceans:
Sailing for the planet!
In the second area, visitors will discover an unique approach: How Race for Water Foundation is inventing a new tangible way of preserving the most precious resource on the planet, through an offshore sailing race, and its ambassador boat Race for Water, skippered by Steve Ravussin.

3. Preservation:
The end of this exhibition will take the visitor to reflect on his personal involvement on water footprint, discover the stakes of plastic pollution in the oceans and will be invited to offer his own solution to reduce his water consumption!

The opening will be on Thursday 3rd October

IMPORTANT LINKS: http://www.multioneattitude.com/en/

http://www.multionedesign.com/en/teams/15/race-for-water.html

For this exhibition I have made 19 flowers to be hanged by the curators inside the Venue.

Here are pics of one sample out of its future context:

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The TITLE of the work is: FORGET ME NOT. and this is my statement to go with it:

How to frame the sea? How to trap water?

Both seem impossible tasks, yet man has been prolifically industrious in damaging great parts of this vital asset: our most comprehensive resource. But can he create a new replacement for water or even just a close imitation of it? “Ceci n’est pas une pipe”, Magritte would then say!

Art has great influence but is not supernatural and nor is man. He would have to be invested with nature’s magical powers. Then again, could he really be a self-contained substitute as generous and responsible as nature?

As much as he is trying to fool around with nature, the best he can really do is try to complement it, if not with love then with gratefulness, if not with respect then with education, because ultimately we all need our water. I like mine clean, pure and crime free, and you?

For many, to advocate for water might seem a romantic, maybe naive, possibly poetic banal act, maybe just as obvious as marvelling a timid wild flower or an overlooked plastic bag.

‘Forget me not’, for water will remember when we will not have nor memories or identity left but a consumed landscape of discarded leftovers.

An ocean framed by flowers, is the nostalgic image of ‘green’ beauty and purifying sensations that I keep trapped in my mind while the rustling of plastic bags remind me of the freshwater ‘forget me nots’ need to bloom.

Water and plastic bags, both commodified global goods, symbols of the daily struggle between nature and western culture.

TATTOO at the Gewerbemuseum in Winterthur Switzerland

One of my favourite museums is opening another great show curated by Susanna Kumschick. If you are intersted in Tattoos you should not miss this opportunity.

TATTOO

Exhibition at the Gewerbemuseum Winterthur

7 September 2013 to 9 June 2014

Kept under wraps in winter and proudly displayed in summer: tattoos are now ubiquitous. However, tattoos are much more than just a current mass phenomenon and trendy fashion accessory: all cultures throughout the world are familiar with the tradition of tattooing, and human skin has always been used as a canvas for tattoo art. Tattooing is therefore one of the earliest art forms and oldest handicrafts.

The TATTOO exhibition currently being mounted by the Gewerbemuseum Winterthur lies at the interface between culture, art and design; it explores the vibrant, innovative and multifaceted tattoo culture of today.

With the participation of:

Emanuelle Antille (CH) / Masahiko Adachi (JP) / Cookie Bros (NL) /Imogen Cunningham (USA) / Wim Delvoye (BEL) / Chris Eckert (USA) / Goran Galić & Gian-Reto Gredig (CH) / Happypets (CH) / Herbert Hoffmann (DE/CH) / Mario Marchisella (CH) / Enrique Marty (ESP) / The Rich Mingins Collection (GB) / Becky Nunes (NZ) / Jens Uwe Parkitny (DE) / Klaus Pichler (AUT) / Christian Poveda (FR) / Rodolphe Archibald Reiss (DE/CH) / Fumie Sasabuchi (JP) / Santiago Sierra (ESP) / Aroon Thaewchatturat (THA) / Timm Ulrichs (DE) / Artur Żmijewski (POL), and others.

You are warmly invited to our exhibition opening:

Friday, 6 September 2013 at 19:00

19:00 – 22:00

“TIM” by Wim Delvoye, 2006-08

Tim Steiner will attend the opening at the Gewerbemuseum in his role as a legendary, living work of art – “TIM” – and will be displaying the skin he has sold while it is still on his body.

17:00 – 22:00

Tattooar – where the arts meet technology

An installation from the EPFL+ECAL Lab in Lausanne by Mark Mussler, Happypets, Thibault Brevet, Cem Sever (CH/FR/TUR), 2011-2013.

For the dates of other events please visit http://www.gewerbemuseum.ch

ECO DELLE CITTA’

A nice review written by Serena Carta on the show at MUDAC about ‘Coup De Sac”

Check it out: http://ecodallecitta.it/notizie.php?id=375607

Sacchetti di plastica: a Losanna diventano opera d’arte

Trenta artisti e designer di fama internazionale raccontano il sacchetto di plastica attraverso l’arte contemporanea, dando voce agli interrogativi e le sfide attuali sollevati dal suo utilizzo massivo in tutto il mondo

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Sacchetti di plastica: a Losanna diventano opera d'arte 
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Serena Carta

Ve la ricordate la fiaba di Raperonzolo? C’era un volta una principessa che aveva i capelli così lunghi che ci si poteva arrampicare su per raggiungere la sommità della torre in cui abitava… Ecco, invece dei capelli, immaginate una liana con petali fatta di sacchetti di plastica che risale la tromba delle scale di un palazzo moderno. Il palazzo in questione è ilMuseo di design e arti applicate contemporanee (MUDAC) che ha sede a Losanna, in Svizzera. Qui, fino a ottobre, sarà allestita “Coup de sac!“, una mostra dedicata al sacchetto di plastica. La liana “Raperonzolo” (foto 1) è un’opera realizzata da Claudia Borgna, eclettica artista di origini nostrane che ama dare vita a paesaggi fiabeschi attraverso installazioni tanto monumentali quanto effimere che nascono dal suo interesse per il paesaggio e il nostro pianeta invaso dai rifiuti.

Simbolo per eccellenza della società consumistica, all’interno del MUDAC il sacchetto di plastica viene rappresentato come un supereroe dai poteri stra-ordinari: la resistenza e (quasi) indistruttibilità e la capacità di inquinare al punto da generare la morte.

Fotografato, accartocciato, ricoperto d’oro, gonfiato, ricamato, è considerato nella sua duplice natura di oggetto d’uso comune “da non disperdere nell’ambiente” e opera d’arte.Trenta artisti e designer di fama internazionale lo hanno raccontato attraverso l’arte contemporanea, esprimendone tutti gli interrogativi e le sfide attuali sollevati dal suo utilizzo massivo. L’ecologia e il riciclo, l’effimero e la trasformazione, il design e l’artigianato, la società di consumo e la politica sono alcuni dei temi affrontati dagli artisti.

La mostra gioca sui contrasti e le contraddizioni. E’ il caso ad esempio della collezione deisacchetti distribuiti nelle strade svizzere e tedesche per raccogliere i bisogni del proprio cane. Un paradosso tutto contemporaneo quello di invitare ad imballare un prodotto organico e biodegradabile con del materiale inquinante difficilmente riciclabile. E cosa pensare di un sacchetto griffato Louis Vuitton abbandonato in un angolo come fosse pieno di spazzatura (foto 2); oppure di sacchetti in seta finemente ricamati esposti in una teca, come fossero oggetti preziosissimi (foto 3)?

L’intento della mostra è quello di osservare il sacchetto di plastica con un nuovo sguardo. «Trasformandolo in oggetto di valore gli abbiamo dato una nuova importanza. Ci penseremo due volte prima di gettare il prossimo sacchetto di plastica» hanno dichiarato gli organizzatori. Ed è per questo motivo hanno scelto di esporre un sacchetto ricoperto d’oro 24 carati (foto 4): un oggetto delicato che rivela una grande complessità, allegoria della nostra società consumistica per cui l’oro e il petrolio sono diventati due materiali indispensabili.

Insomma, dopo la contemplazione estetica si finisce necessariamente per riflettere sul significato che il sacchetto di plastica ha assunto nelle nostre vite. Oggetto di culto o rifiuto, adorato o criticato, il sacco di plastica divide gli animi, li polarizza e rivela il nostro comportamento di consumatori. Rafforza il nostro statuto e la nostra identità, indebolisce l’ambiente, è collezionato per amore o per coscienza ambientale, costituisce un tema di attualità in politica come nell’arte. Ed è così che va letta l’opera forse più virulenta di tutta l’esposizione: la croce gigante composta dai sacchetti di Lidl e Aldi, le due catene di supermercati low cost dominanti in Germania, simbolo di una società che ha fatto del consumo una religione (foto 5). La croce fluttua nell’aria, costantemente gonfiata da un piccolo asciugacapelli. Cosa succederebbe se qualcuno staccasse la spina?

  • Claudia Borgna, Raperonzolo Raperonzolo, non buttare giù il tuo codonzolo! (2013), notizia Sacchetti di plastica: a Losanna diventano opera d'arte
  • Ruben Verdu, Louis Vuitton Trash Bag (2004), notizia Sacchetti di plastica: a Losanna diventano opera d'arte
  • Lauren DiCioccio, Rose Thank You (2010), notizia Sacchetti di plastica: a Losanna diventano opera d'arte
  • (foto 4) Baptiste Debombourg e David Marin, Marx (2013), notizia Sacchetti di plastica: a Losanna diventano opera d'arte
  • (foto 5) Iskender Yediler, ALDIPLUSLIDL, (1998), notizia Sacchetti di plastica: a Losanna diventano opera d'arte