UNFOLD presents work in a variety of media by leading international artists and other creative individuals who have produced ground breaking new works and responses that address climate change, primarily through their involvement with two Cape Farewell expeditions to the High Arctic and one to the Peruvian Amazon between 2007 and 2009.
Cape Farewell's international team of artists and climate scientists have made three expeditions to this remote, frozen world, sailing on a 100 year old schooner, the Noordelicht. The team conducted oceanography experiments and gained artistic inspiration from this fragile ice-bound environment. The aim of the projects was to address the issue of climate change by providing first hand accounts and data, and produce artworks that provide a human scale for a problem that often seems too large to comprehend.The exhibition celebrates the research and artworks that have been generated from this Arctic adventure and it aims to inspire others to actively engage in the pressing realities of climate change. Artists include: Chris Wainwright, David Buckland, Michéle Noach, Tracey Rowledge, Clare Twomey, Sunand Prasad, Lucy & Jorge Orta and Ackroydd & Harvey.
Burning Ice A Cape Farewell film by Peter Gilbert (40 minutes). In 2008 Chicago based award-winning director Peter Gilbert (Hoop Dreams, At the Death House Door) embarked on a Cape Farewell expedition to Disko Bay in Greenland along with a 45-strong crew of artists and scientists including: Laurie Anderson, KT Tunstall, Jarvis Cocker, Robyn Hitchcock, Leslie Feist, Martha Wainwright, Shlomo, Marcus Brigstocke and Lemn Sissay. Burning Ice charts the journey of this extraordinary group of artists and scientists to see, experience and examine the effects of climate change first-hand, and to begin a creative conversation with the rest of the world about one of the most important and pressing issues facing the future of humanity.
U-n-f-o-l-d A Cultural Response to Climate Change Edited by David Buckland and Chris Wainwright published by SpringerWien New York. Price £14.95. Available for purchase at Kings Place Gallery.
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