Contemporary Art Responding to Water Urgencies
Following the COVID-19 pandemic, the SEE DJERBA Community is embarking on a revitalizing journey of public media art projects at the heart of Houmt Souk. This year’s initiative features a one-site display of media artworks. On display is a selection of photographic or videographic works, animations, and creative coding.
These artistic creations address pressing issues like the current water scarcity and ecological challenges, drawing attention to the vital need for sustainable water management. Moreover, they delve into the concerning matter of ocean and Mediterranean Sea pollution, urging us to confront the consequences of our actions on these precious ecosystems. Additionally, the exhibition explores the human aspect, sensitively portraying the Mediterranean Sea as the deadliest migration route. By doing so, it prompts reflection on the plight of migrants and the importance of fostering understanding and compassion.
Through the fusion of art and social consciousness, the SEE DJERBA Community seeks to create awareness and stimulate positive action towards a regenerative way of living. The display is accompanied by discoursive action.
Robert Sochacki. SEE DJERBA Houmt Souk 2017. Photo: Anouar Hajjar.