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View of the installation EXIT
Collection Fondation Cartier pour l’art
© Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Mark Hansen,
Laura Kurgan and Ben Rubin, in collaboration
with Robert Gerard Pietrusko and Stewart Smith
Photo © Luc Boegly
Globalisation has always been contested. Its economic and cultural transformations have been promoted and welcomed by some, its incursions bitterly resisted by others.
Meanwhile, the pace of globalisation is accelerating. Its instabilities and impacts are intensifying. We are leaving one world behind and entering others.
How can we think about the interwoven drivers of exit and entry? How best to represent, understand and respond to them? Can art play a role here?
In a time of increasing anxiety about globalisation and its impacts, the installation EXIT provides a vibrant representation of some of the processes which link us, sometimes inextricably, planet-wide.
In an immersive 360-degree projection, EXIT visualises global human migratory trends associated with increasing urbanisation, economic displacement, political disruption, climate change, and natural disasters. Data gathered from over one hundred sources are presented visually by a panoramic video projection of a rotating globe that translates statistics into maps, texts, and trajectories as it orbits the exhibition space.
Commissioned by the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris, EXIT is based on an idea by French philosopher and urbanist Paul Virilio. It was created by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, with Laura Kurgan, Mark Hansen, Ben Rubin, in collaboration with Robert Gerard Pietrusko and Stewart Smith.
Join a panel of experts from The University of Melbourne as they discuss EXIT and the provocative issues it raises.
Refugees and forced displacement
Erika Feller, Former UNHCR Assistant High Commissioner for Protection and Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow
Population shifts and the growth of cities
Professor Brendan Gleeson, Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute
Natural Disasters and their impacts
Professor Lesley Head, School of Geography
Climate change, rising seas, displacement
Dr Celia McMichael, School of Geography
Global funding flows and remittances
Professor Andrew Walter, Melbourne School of Government
Presented in partnership with the School of Geography and CLIMARTE in the Carrillo Gantner Theatre, Sydney Myer Asia Centre, The University of Melbourne.