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The installation Breaking News: The Flooding of the Louvre (2018-20) uses a method of ‘falsification’ in order to address our current climate crisis and issues of fake news and modern media culture. As one watches the uncannily realistic video footage of water entering the prestigious museum venue we experience an event that has not yet occurred but could very well someday soon be a part of our shared reality.
A gripping realisation of the deep historical values which are also at risk from natural disasters caused by climate change. This work arose from a particular concern of the artist of the Paris floods of 2018, and the subsequent laissez-faire attitudes shown through news media coverage at the time for such events.