VENICE BIENNIAL 2011 AR INTERVENTION
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by John Craig Freeman
[ LAUNCH ARTWORK ]
Water wARs, a Squatter's Pavilion
Water wARs anticipates the flood of environmental refugees into the developed world caused by environmental degradation, global warming and the privatization of the worlds drinking water supply by multinational corporations like Bechtel.
“And you thought the oil wars were bad!”
Artist John Craig Freeman, in association with the augmented reality artists collective ManifestAR‘s Venice Biennial AR Intervention, has created a public art work in and around the Giardini venue during the 2011 Venice Biennial. The project consists of a Water wARs Pavilion for undocumented artists/squatters and water war refugees.
The Water wARs Pavilion will grow into a sprawling shantytown over the course of the Biennial from June 1st to November 27th.