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Careless City - 001 by oye Careless City - 001 by oye
Car(e)less City

Carbon based transportation systems, from the beginning of the industrial revolution, were and still remain the spine of our societies. Connecting everything and everyone, they brought dramatic changes in the way we conceive life and exchanges, shaping the globalised world as we know it now. After several centuries of ignorance and carelessness, we’re now endangered by our own lifestyle, threatening the planet itself and its whole biosphere.

According to l'Agence française de sécurité sanitaire environnementale (French Environment Agency), atmospheric pollution, caused for about a third by cars’ carbon dioxide emissions, provokes the death of between 6500 to 9500 people each year in France.

Through this project, I questioned the structure of the City as we know it by heart. Would we ban motor vehicles the next day, how could we try to hide those hideous and now useless concrete scars and let a little bit of nature back inside ?

I imagined roads turned into delimited nature showcases. Planted with grass, cereals, or even filled with water, they emphasize the monstrosity of their grey surroundings and artifacts. Being visual nonsenses, they can help one realize to what extent we chased nature out of our cities, and how it eventually takes its rights back.

This project was expressly designed for « CLIMATE CHANGE, A CLIMATE FOR CHANGE? ». As a human being, i’ve always been particularly concerned by environmental issues. As an artist, i find it crucial to consider climate change in more ethical ways, rather than just economical concerns. As a visual artist, I know that to some extent, « seeing is believing ». I hope this project could help one believe that change is still on our reach.
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masterloli Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
thants very beautiful , great shot and great place :D
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NoBuddy-else Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009
Yup! That's my kind of road! :nod:
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scott-451 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009
Great idea and well executed. :thumbsup:
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notcontrolfreaky Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009
Fantastic idea! And great concept!
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DRIVINGYOU Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2008  Professional Photographer
Wow
oye=Olafur Eliasson-2
You should do this project in real life. An cut the périphérique traffic for one week...

Love it
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oye Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008
I wish i could !!!

Can I be Vincent Bitaud 1 instead of Olafur Eliasson 2 though ?
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DRIVINGYOU Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008  Professional Photographer
hahaha sure!
What about Vincent Bite as an artistic name. People will remember you better... :) Marketing tricks
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phlegmatic Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2008   Photographer
love this frame so much. I linked to it on facebook, excellent!
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oye Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2008
thankkkkks
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ASHBINCITIZEN-JIF Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2008
Toute la serie dechire !
super concepte et realisation.
Yeah.
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