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“Where the Tides Ebb and Flow” is a Land-Art Installation by Pedro Marzorati in which he approaches the issue of rising water levels caused by global warming, a problem that should concern everyone nowadays. The Argentinian artist grasps the climate disturbances to rise the importance of this major dispute, creating thus a controversial installation of our contemporary problems.
“Where the Tides Ebb and Flow” was introduced for the first time in 2008, as a part of Land Art “Kielzog” festival, near Amsterdam, and “Sentier du Rhone 2009” festival, in France. The sculptures illustrates the human silhouette that are more or less submerged in water and eventually they will be completely drown. The artistic projects of Pedro Marzorati relies on the reinterpretation of nature and the dematerialization of renown objects. He wants to change our perspective about the world, about the communion with nature and to warn us about the issues we created to our planet and implicitly to our lives. The global warming, one of the most vigorously debated topics on Earth, is unequivocal and tends to expand more and more each day because it is produced by human activities such as the burning of fossil fuels and deforestation. The effects of an increase in global temperature include a rise in sea levels and a change in the amount and pattern of precipitation. As the time pass by, more artists give us a warning signal transposed into their work, so we can acknowledge, hear, react. Pedro Marzorati quotes: “The statues speak for us, it’s a way of interrogation, just ask yourselves!”