El Martillo / The Hammer

The Hammer, (c) Artur van Balen
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  • Year: 2010
  • Place: Cancún
  • Land: Mexico (21.1214022,-86.8452006350063) -
  • Category: Air/ Wind/ Atmosphere/ Sky, Participation/ Social issues/ Politics, and Resources/ Energy/ Nuclear/ Fossil
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EL MARTILLO / THE HAMMER was an inflatable object created for the protests at the United Nation Climate Conference in Cancún. The hammer was a collective work that was fabricated in Berlin and sent to Mexico as a sign of solidarity. At the demonstrations surrounding the climate conference, Mexican police destroyed the artwork, which was documented and resulted in further global solidarity with the protesters. >>

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