Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Art and the Environment

The folks at Arts and Ecology put together a listing of 2009's best art dealing with the environment. There are lots of wonderful projects. Among my personal favorites was the Radical Nature show which, among other items, included Henrik HÃ¥kansson's, Fallen Forest (shown below). A full review of the show is available here.

But, for me, none of the others compared to Superflex's Flooded McDonalds. A couple of stills and a brief excerpt from this 20 minute video are shown below.


Flooded McDonald's from Superflex on Vimeo.

Produced in 2009. Runtime: 20 minutes.

Flooded McDonald's is a film work in which a convincing life-size replica of the interior of a McDonald's burger bar, without any customers or staff present, gradually floods with water. Furniture is lifted up by the water, trays of food and drinks start to float around, electrics short circuit and eventually the space becomes completely submerged.

Stills, production images and further information:

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