People powered movement vs Shell - a century of decolonial contestation
In the context of ongoing court cases brought against Shell in 2020 this exposition explores justice struggles that preceded courtrooms: People Powered Movement from Indonesia to Ogoni Indigenous resistance to Curacao labor struggle and Antiapartheid boycott Shell. Through installations, audio stories, photography and relics of resistance, this exhibition invites visitors to learn about ancestors in resistance and the call for decolonial climate justice.
Through snippets of erased, eroded or displaced histories the installation AS BELOW SO ABOVE explores earth as a crime scene. The WALL OF PPM piece maps the graph of Parts Per Million(PPM) of greenhouse gases since 1890 till now interjecting the rising curve with another PPM: that of People Powered Movements. There is also space to mourn and honor ancestor elders in the global south who struggled for justice. Featuring photography, posters and relics of actions. Finally visitors are invited with PRACTICE to contribute their message concerning enacting justice.
Special events organized
- October 24, 25 in collaboration with Future Beyond Shell
- Introduction to PPM vs Shell & decolonial contestation (English/Dutch)
- Panel about the Role of Archive in Activism (Dutch)
- Panel about Reclaiming Cultural spaces: Shell and artwashing (Dutch)
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