Cape Farewell presents a night of new songs, performances, artworks and information prompted by the urgency of climate change. Part of the Whitechapel late night fridays series.
The evening showcases Nature Songs, taking you from the sublime to the ridiculous, these songs have grown out of an exciting new collaboration between composer Tim Sutton and singer Ade Omatayo. Sion Parkinson sings five original songs accompanied by banjo. Daniel Edelstyn plays out a set of weather-inflected songs - songs that disappear into the night, catch them if you can... In the interests of energy-neutrality, all performances will be unplugged.
Fresh from its triumphant premiere in Hamburg William Hunt performs Earth, Wind and Fire - witness the body at the mercy of the elements. Rhiannon Armstrong requests the help of others to illuminate an interactive globe-shaped costume. Tim Graves presents The Plight of the Waders, mapping the future landscape of climate-change London - when the Thames rises will your street survive? Adrian Lee invites you to vitalise the otherwise wasted energy from a 'stepper' machine. Bullet presents works by graphic artist Jody Barton.
A 16mm film installation by Nick Edwards' returns us to the Arctic - a landscape no longer to be viewed as beautiful in the abstract, but rather as a battleground for our planet's survival. Max Eastley's sound composition Arctic permeates the space. Ready to engage in up-to-the-minute debate, Climate Scientist Prof. Mark Maslin of the Environmental Change Research Centre, UCL will be on hand. There will also be a resource area with books selected by the artists and an information exchange board, please bring anything you'd like to contribute to it.
This night of events is curated by Kathy Barber, Vicky Long and Ali MacGilp. A pay bar will be open on the evening, come and join us for a drink. Booking strongly recommended.