The Inflatable island from The Maldives Exodus Caravan Show is visiting different landscapes around the world in an ongoing photo series, which started in Venice 2013, where the The Maldives Exodus Caravan Show was first shown. Since Venice The Inflatable island has visited landscapes in Australia, Denmark, China and Israel.
The island acts as a sculptural prop representing the climate refugees from Maldives and elsewhere, who are or probably will be looking for a new home sometime soon. The inflatable island further sits in the context of art and ecology and history of land art from the 1960-70’s in that the island represents a piece of the land (Maldives) and suggests some sort of radical transformation is required in order to adapt to the new conditions brought by climate change.
As the island travels around in the new geological era known as The Anthropocene (shaped by humans) landscape, will it find a new home in any of these foreign lands? And will it be welcomed?