Nuart has curated M-City once again, this time covering a city bus in Stavanger, Norway with a poignant commentary on the refuge crisis on European shores.
Titled Pontoon, the work attests to M-City’s concern about the plight of migrants who embark on the dangerous journey to Europe by sea. The bus entered traffic this week and will undertake some of the 85,000 journeys that are registered daily in the city.
"A bus is like a small boat, moving from A to B. Usually we just sit in our seat, switch off and look out the window at the same things: same buildings, same houses, same cars, same shops, same weather, same people. We don’t know the driver or the other passengers but we trust the driver to reach our destination safely. Finally, we exit at our stop to go to our jobs, our families, our friends, the bar, the shopping center...
"But let’s imagine that the bus is a boat, a kind of pontoon. You look out as far as you can see and you don’t recognize anything. You don’t know the driver or the other passengers. You don’t know where you’re going or if you’ll get there safely. You don’t know any of the stops and you don’t know what will happen to you when you reach your destination. But you and all the passengers do have a common goal: to save your life."