One Planet One Future is the name of Anne de Carbuccia’s ongoing collection of photographs documenting her on-site installations: the Time Shrines.
The Time shrines are created and staged by Anne in symbolically significant environments, and her photographs become the permanent record of the temporary installation.
Time shrines make use of ‘Vanitas' art, a tradition that dates back to the sixteenth century, which featured the skull as a symbol of vanity to represent the futility of earthly life and the transient nature of worldly pursuits.
Next to the vanity in the time shrine is the hourglass, to remind us that time is fleeting and that the sand in the hourglass is running out.
To complete the time shrine Anne de Carbuccia incorporates organic elements and found objects, each carefully chosen for its symbolic meaning.Watch Full video
While the time shrines are the main focus of the image, they are built as much for what surrounds them as for themselves. Each composed image offers a tableau of our time. The startling appearance of shrines in these images invites us to reflect on where we come from, who we are, and what we want for the future—our one and only future.
One Planet One Future spreads awareness on the effects of climate change through accurate documentation and informed discussion. Our permanent exhibitions, the ONE Art Spaces, serve as centers for education, collaboration, and community.
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One Planet One Future exhibitions are organised around the world and are free of charge. The Time Shrine Foundation is a nonprofit organisation established to support the creation of the artwork and aid the effort to raise awareness of environmental preservation and climate change.