28 foot copy of the Statue of Liberty in Denmark is mocks American
politics on sustainable development
Throughout the Johannesburg World Summit on Sustainable
Development a large copy of the Statue of Liberty will be spilling
out smoke from her torch in Central Copenhagen. The smoking statue
is unveiled at 10am on August 26th. The event symbolizes the selfish
'Freedom To Pollute' that the rich countries, with the USA in the
lead, are looking to manifest at the Summit. The Danish artist,
Jens Galschiot, is again launching a thought-provoking event pointing
fingers this time at the USA, in particular, and consumerism in
general. The event is supported by the Danish '92 Group - a coalition
of NGO's working for global sustainable development.
The smoking statue is going to be the icon
of the continued campaign for sustainable development and has already
been booked for several arrangements following the World Summit.