Sarah Trouche - Aral revival
Giving warning can even require talking about death, as a disregard for the environment leads to annihilation. In 2013, Sarah Trouche was in Kazakhstan where she used the project to fight for the recognition and protection of the Aral Sea. The scene takes place on a boat wreck littering what used to be a coastal area but has become a barren plain. Overfarming and poorly managed irrigation have dried up this body of inland water. A layer of sodium chloride covers the sand, and the unpredictable winds cause toxic salt storms. Sarah Trouche can be seen on the shell of the abandoned boat, her body covered in blue paint. She holds the local flag, reflecting the human desire to resist and occupy this environmental wasteland.