Butterflies in the Stomach (reconstruction)

Butterflies in the Stomach (reconstruction)

The Embassy of Switzerland, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
24th September 2009 - 23rd September 2010

Caul fat - Pig stomach membrane, plastic
4m x 2.5m x 3m

Elpida re-repesented a smaller version of Butterflies in the Stomach for this group exhibition.

"Climate change is one of today’s greatest challenges facing humanity. Climate change represents a fundamental political, economic, environmental and socio-cultural challenge which concerns everybody: we all need to act - now, together and differently. At individual levels, we need to question the way we live, what we consume, and what kind of world we want to leave behind for our children. At national levels, decision-makers need to find ways of promoting sustainable economic growth, which fosters job creation and simultaneously contributes to reducing carbon emissions. And at the global level, international leaders need to agree on a fair, effective and ambitious framework to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Essentially, climate change calls for culture change. This is the main theme of our art exhibition. The participating Macedonian artists encourage us through their artworks to develop a new consciousness and to re-frame the way we perceive ourselves and the world. Beyond raising awareness and stimulating debates, the artists also invite us to act. Climate change appears to be a problem of the future, but the future is shaped in the present. That is why we all need to act now.”

Extract from the catalogue "Climate Change = Culture Change"

Supporting organisations:
  • Marina Galvani
  • Lilian Fellmann
  • Arthur Kuggeleyn
  • Anita Bozinovska
  • Swiss Embassy
  • World Bank