Paris, Fondation Cartier

The world's current state of flux comes under discussion as filmmaker and photographer Raymond Depardon and urbanist and philosopher Paul Virilio question what remains of the planet through the two-part exhibition Native Land, Stop Eject. In Native Land, Raymond Depardon's film projection gives voice to those being forced off their land by the threat of exile, while Paul Virilio examines and challenges the idea of being sedentary in the face of the unprecedented migrations taking place in today's world.

Accompanied by sound engineer Claudine Nougaret, Depardon traveled through Chile, Ethiopia, Bolivia, France, and Brazil to meet with nomads, farmers, islanders, and indigenous peoples, all of whom were either threatened with extinction or living on the periphery of globalization. Each expressed the fears and frustration faced each day. In comparison, his silent film journal follows him on a 14-day solo journey to major cities, where he confronts the 21st century dilemmas of his own world: "the disease of speed".

Stop Eject (the second part of the exhibition) curated by Paul Virilio, questions one's capacity to lay roots in the face of statistics that forecast that by the end of 2050, 200 million people will be forced to relocate, due mainly to globalization and climate change.

November 21, 2008, through March 15, 2009
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