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Carbon a s a Political

Fabric and found
footage archive
The work consist of a world map patched together from camouflage patterns used by armies
around the world. Each pattern is designed to blend with the local climate, vegetation and
seasons. The piece is a commentary on enviromental disasters, 34% of which are caused by war,
reports the UN. The work points out that militarism and the arms industry are instrument of
capitalism. Their climat impacts and human losses affect everyone globally; their adverse effects
are transboundary, making us all victims of war, if indirectly.

Commissioned by HAM/Helsinki Biennial 2021 

           Carbon as a Political Molecule,Exhibition view,HAM/Helsinki Biennial 2021

     Carbon as a Political Molecule,Exhibition view ©Maija Toivanen/HAM/Helsinki Biennial 2021

              Carbon as a Political Molecule,detail,HAM/Helsinki Biennial 2021

                                           Carbon as a Political Molecule,detail from found footage archive