Ben Taylor Photography
31 Oct - 31 Dec 2015
At The Chapel
28, High Street
Bruton, BA10 0AE
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This sculpture, raises awareness of the talks and focuses on three core areas debated at the summit:
Harmful gases (CFCs) caused by some refrigerants,
The global food security system,
The needs, rights and voices of humankind from around the world.
The main image, Chieftain Iffucan of Azcan, is currently on display in Somerset.
The second and third images are from are from an art project called 'A Table From The Sea’s Edge'. This entailed travelling the world collecting driftwood from four biodiversity hotspots, and eventually making a large conference table, surrounded by twelve armchairs. The piece was unveiled at the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP-10) which took place in Nagoya, Japan on October, 2010. It provided a platform for a multitude of high-level UN debates on environmental issues, and ceremonial signings of agreements.
Since Nagoya, it has been exhibited and used at a number of venues, including The World Economic Forum, The World Museum, Price Waterhouse Coopers, The SouthBank Centre, Save The Children International, Canary Wharf, Google and most recently at The National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.
The fourth image is from a project called 'A Fish from the Sea's Edge', by Silas & Adam Birtwistle and was unveiled at the Eleventh Conference of The Parties for Biological Diversity, Hyderabad, India, 2012.
The materials for this sculpture were plastic marine debris sent from 35 countries around the world by Go4BioDiv youth delegates to raise awareness of coastal communities and the environment plights they face.