WE ARE WATCHING is a globally participative touring artwork by Swiss artivist Dan Acher.
WE ARE WATCHING is a flag the size of a 7-storey building (20 x 30 meters), raised at key climate events to hold leaders accountable as they decide the future of our planet. On it is a monumental eye, made up of thousands of portraits sent in from 190 countries. The flag sends a clear message to those in power: the eyes of the world are upon you.
The flag first tour of duty was in Madrid for the 2019 COP25 UN Climate Change Conference. It is now continuing its mission of representing the world’s citizens at key climate events around the world.
People from 191 countries - almost every nation in the world - have added their face so far. Zoom in to see who's watching and what they have to say, see the eye get sharper as faces are added.
Students, workers, grandparents, children the world over are demanding urgent climate action. Take a closer look at the faces on the flag and have your friends and family add theirs today. Together we can keep holding leaders accountable.
Download our animation of selected portraits and messages to world leaders and project it on walls, screens, buildings - anywhere you can take a stand and say: #WeAreWatching.
03.03.20 EVENT CANCELLED due to Covid-19 precautions / The flag had been due to fly high above Geneva, home of the Human Rights Council, on March 7th to mark the opening of the FIFDH and its 2020 Climate Emergency focus.
14.12.19 - As the COP25 drew to a close, the faces of We Are Watching were brought into the COP25’s Green Zone. Fridays For Future leaders @xiyebeara and @saoioconnor spoke about the disconnect between what the science requires and what the climate negotiations are delivering.
12.12.19 - Tonight at the COP25's Green Zone, FFF leaders will address the reality of climate change across continents - with thousands of faces from 190 countries looking down on them. The eyes of the world are in Madrid.
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