Artist JR Joins Forces With Darren Aronofsky For ‘The Standing March’ in Paris

As the UN’s COP21 climate negotiation kicked off yesterday, French artist JR and filmmaker Darren Aronofsky joined forces on a large-scale video projection, titled The Standing March. The collaborative project seeks to remind leaders that the world is watching as the deal gets underway – with the summit’s aim to keep global warming below two degrees.

With over 25,000 officials gathering for the conference, the rotating artwork showcases over 500 people from various backgrounds with a composed soundtrack by Massive Attack. Representing humanity, the piece pushes the focus on the belief that the conference will end with an agreement for better change.

LIVE NOW ! I am revealing the collaboration I have done with filmmaker @DarrenAronofsky. The Standing March, a major public artwork to be exhibited in Paris during the UN’s COP 21 climate conference. The video projection will remind leaders that the world is watching as they gather to negotiate a deal aimed at keeping global warming below 2°C. It is right now being projected on the Assemblée Nationale until 4am and tomorrow Monday night from 8pm until 2 am. For security reasons, marches are forbidden in Paris. But our art piece is a silent march. And we are marching, backed by the Assemblée Nationale, the heart of the French democracy. We must think about our future, the future of our environment and this is our answer to those who want to control our present. #TheStandingMarch Website ThestandingMarch.com (link in bio) Musique by 3D from Massive Attack

A video posted by JR (@jr) on Nov 29, 2015 at 10:34am PST

Projecting on the Assemblée Nationale, the artwork was unveiled yesterday and is set to travel throughout Paris from December 1 until December 7 at locations to be revealed on the artist’s social media account.

LIVE NOW ! I am revealing the collaboration I have done with filmmaker @DarrenAronofsky. The Standing March, a major public artwork to be exhibited in Paris during the UN’s COP 21 climate conference. The video projection will remind leaders that the world is watching as they gather to negotiate a deal aimed at keeping global warming below 2°C. It is right now being projected on the Assemblée Nationale until 4am and tomorrow Monday night from 8pm until 2 am. For security reasons, marches are forbidden in Paris. But our art piece is a silent march. And we are marching, backed by the Assemblée Nationale, the heart of the French democracy. We must think about our future, the future of our environment and this is our answer to those who want to control our present. #TheStandingMarch Website ThestandingMarch.com (link in bio) Musique by 3D from Massive Attack

A video posted by JR (@jr) on Nov 29, 2015 at 10:34am PST

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