the discontinuity of asbestos

 

Give off / Give out, video, 3’30”. Video & Text by Philippe Van Wolputte, 2011

 

<“Give off / Give out” documents an intervention in Jakarta Januari 5th 2011, dealing with the problems of fine dust after the demolition of buildings. Indonesia is the second biggest importer of asbestos which is extremely dangerous when inhaled. In the video you see a small team trying to prevent the fine dust, which carries asbestos in it, of spreading through the air by watering the site. This intervention gets repeated in different parts of the city.>

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