This is an improvised tribute to the 30 activists and journalists who were seized by Russian security forces in the Barents Sea. At the time of Joakim Stampe's performance, these climate defenders were facing long sentences in Russia for "hooliganism" -- for peacefully trying to call attention to the mindless oil drilling in the Arctic.The performance was made with plain tap water on the northern wall of the World Cultural museum in Göteborg, Sweden. It lasted approximately 30 minutes for public viewing before fading into the concrete. The evaporation in itself symbolizes the (very human) tendency to "forget" about issues that threaten or frighten us.
Joakim Stampe is a performance artist who deals with issues in contemporary society that touches him, whether it is direct political topics like censorship, civil disobedience or ongoing world events. Joakim Stampe is a storyteller, through the action and the human identification in performance art.

Artist: Joakim Stampe

Producers: Linus Wikström & Ludvig Tillman

Camera: Edward Beskow, Christian Åslund

Editing: Edward Beskow

Music: "The Time To Run (Finale)" by Dexter Britain
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© Dexter Britain
dexterbritain.co.uk

Music: "The Time To Run (Finale)" by Dexter Britain
Licenced under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license: creativecommons.org/licenses/b...
© Dexter Britain
dexterbritain.co.uk

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