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1001th island: The most sustainable island in archipelago

Tita Salina (Indonesia)2015/2016

Street Art Museum

Street Art Museum

Tita Salina’s 1001st Island is a work exploring the changing borders and boundaries of Jakarta. Every year Jakarta is sinking. Now Jakarta has the prolect: using the reclamation to construct 17 new islands and take an estimated 30 years to complete. The installation presented here, a reproduction of an artificial island built by Salina and local fisherman using marine debris and litter, aims to highlight the negative impacts of the project, in particular the fact that the city refuses to fix the causes of its problems — namely, excessive groundwater extraction and inefficient waste management. Salina thus connects the reclamation and land issue with the human waste that plagues the ocean and the future of the traditional fishermen who live and work within this now perilous space.

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  • Title: 1001th island: The most sustainable island in archipelago
  • Creator: Tita Salina (Indonesia)
  • Date Created: 2015/2016
  • Location: Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • Medium: Video, trash, fishing net and wood

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