Tuesday, November 23, 2010
350 Earth ... building up for Mexico...
THIS NOVEMBER 20-28, 350 EARTH IS CALLING ON PEOPLE TO USE THEIR MOST POWERFUL SKILL—THEIR CREATIVITY—TO CONVEY THE URGENCY OF CLIMATE CHANGE.
This November 20-28, 350 EARTH will launch the world’s first ever global climate art project. In over a dozen places across the globe, citizens and artists will create massive public art installations to show how climate change is already impacting our world as well as offer visions of how we can solve the crisis. Each art installation will be large enough to be seen from space and documented by satellites generously provided by DigitalGlobe.
350 EARTH will be the first-ever global scale group show on the front line of climate change—our polluted cities, endangered forests, melting glaciers, and sinking coastlines. People around the world are invited to take part by attending signature events, submitting their own art, and spreading the word about the project.
350 EARTH will take place on the eve of the next United Nations climate meetings in Cancun, Mexico where delegates will work to create an international climate treaty. Our politicians have all the facts, figures, and graphs they need to solve the climate crisis. What they lack is the will. 350 EARTH will demonstrate the massive public support for bold climate action and the role that art can play in inspiring humanity to take on our greatest challenge: protecting the planet on which we live.
If you are in Brighton next saturday...
Next Saturday the 27th of November, we'll be gathering a massive crowd in Brighton for one of the largest artistic symbols of climate chaos the world has ever seen. If you are anywhere nearby, come out and participate!
Thom and artist Stanley Donwood have adapted the story of King Canute into a visual image of human beings trying to hold back the chaos of climate change (you may recognize it from Thom's album Eraser, or perhaps even the original Jonathan Porritt speech where Thom got the idea). We are hoping for a massive crowd there because, well, we will form the art ourselves across hundreds of meters, so the bigger the crowd the better the art.