Photo David Paquin
27 Nov 2015 - 27 Nov 2016
The installation created by Liam Gillick is sustainable and open to the public from the time and as long as the RER platforms are.
Quais RER B et D de la gare de Paris-Nord
18 rue de Dunkerque
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At the occasion of COP 21, SNCF Gares & Connexions gave the artist Liam Gillick carte blanche to create a work of art about climate change. The British artist chose to work on the research of the famous japanese climatologist, Syukuro Manabe.
Liam Gillick, a post-conceptual British artist, renowned for his works questioning language and his interventions in public space, has created and installed on the platforms of RER B and D in the Paris Gare du Nord railway station, 42 panels integrating Syukuro Manabe's formulas. Syukuro Manabe was, as early as 1967, the the co-author of the first effective global climate model, and is the world’s most renowned scientist in the field of climate change modelling.
Liam Gillick challenges the travellers by relaying both the complexity of climate science and the incredibly pioneering nature of Syukuro Manabe’s research, through a language combining universality and formal beauty.
SNCF Gares & Connexions wishes, through this installation and the other 8 or so they have set up for COP 21, to spread awareness and underscore the need—more pressing than ever before—to hope, dream and take action.
Many thanks to Eva Albarran & Co and to Groupe Doublet