Native Land, Stop Eject
Nov. 21, 2008 > March 15, 2009
“Raymond Depardon and I both came around to this same question: what is left of this world, of our native land, of the history of what so far is the only habitable planet?” Paul Virilio.
While the world has reached a critical moment in its history, where the environment conditions what humans do and what they will become, the exhibition "Native Land, Stop Eject" proposes a reflection on the notions of being rooted and uprooted, as well as related questions of identity. Whereas Raymond Depardon gives a voice to those who wish to live on their land but are threatened with exile, Paul Virilio examines and challenges the very idea of sedentariness in the face of the unprecedented migrations taking place in the contemporary world. Paul Virilio´s concepts are given form in a design by the artists and architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro, as well as Mark Hansen, Laura Kurgan, and Ben Rubin.