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Anti-Ark consisted in an oceanfront display of works by German artist Michael Sistig that draw attention to the significant issues of sustainability in a very public manner. The public installation was based upon three paintings created by Sistig over the past five years. A combination of conundrums – that is, the containers, the polar bear, and the siren – is intended to spark the minds of viewers whose inevitable questions help ignite the works of art. The installation involved washed-up shipping containers of an Anti-Ark created by Sistig. One container was topped by a sculpture of an emaciated polar bear, its beaten body affected by the devastating effects of global warming. On the other container was perched a siren whose song lured the skinny bear’s vessel too close to the shore.