Creative Collaborations

ClimateCultures is bringing together a portfolio of projects that some of our Members have been working on together: a showcase of creative collaborations between artists, curators and researchers exploring responses to ecological and climate change.


“What Man Has Wrought”

“As a guarded optimist, my panels present a hopeful outcome for both our species and for all life forms we share our existence with.” Michael Gresalfi‘s seven-panel installation offers an opportunity for self-reflection, making creative use of styrofoam with melted wax, acrylics and a heat gun to reflect humanity’s darker side and visions of a … Continue reading ““What Man Has Wrought””

1.8

“1.8 takes a critical view on the approximately 706 million gallons of waste oil that enter the ocean every year”. Katrin Spranger‘s piece powerfully uses performance with oil itself to bring home the global impact of pollution and waste on our oceans and wildlife, visually depicting how much crude oil we consume and release daily. … Continue reading “1.8”

Ahimsa, by Stanley Grill

AHIMSA

“Much of my music is composed as a means to encourage others to think about the possibility of world peace.” Stanley Grill‘s four-piece composition expresses the ancient Jain, Hindu and Buddhist concept of ‘ahimsa’ — ‘non-harm’ in our relationship with the rest of the natural world — in his learning not only from great historic … Continue reading “AHIMSA”

Art at Net Zero Festival London

“The transboundary nature of digital art has allowed me to participate in fifteen international art shows during September.” Selva Ozelli has been busy making art shows and interviewing artists, museums and international NGOs to support Net Zero Festival London and its aims to be a catalyst towards a net zero, equitable and resilient future.  “Our … Continue reading “Art at Net Zero Festival London”

Art of Shading the Sun, Photograph, 2021 Evgenia Emets

Art of Shading the Sun

“The project is a reflection on community and landscape and how these interact in space and within time.” Art of Shading the Sun, a poetic film from Evgenia Emets, speaks from the perspective of the land 100 years in the future, of a community and a landscape moving from extractivist practices to more regenerative approaches. … Continue reading “Art of Shading the Sun”

Carbon Choices

“Even where I live in Scotland, I am aware of the changing climate around me.” In Carbon Choices, Neil Kitching moves beyond our frustration with the lack of action to tackle climate change and nature loss over the past 30 years to set out the practical ways that governments, businesses and individuals can change now. … Continue reading “Carbon Choices”

Pyres - image for Julian Bishop's Changeling

Changeling

“I always feel uneasy placing the self at the centre of a piece – the planet doesn’t and shouldn’t care a jot about my own views.” Julian Bishop‘s poem asks how would the climate feel being messed around in this way – drawing on myths of an evil fairy child substituted for a human baby. … Continue reading “Changeling”

Drawing on Water

Artist James Aldridge gives a short video tour of his recent Drawing on Water exhibition. This brought together artworks that emerged out of the Queer River arts-based research project he set up in 2020, using an audiovisual installation and his ‘Walking Pages’ to look at his individual, embodied relationship with a range of local wetlands. … Continue reading “Drawing on Water”

Snow: Showing the cover of Fifty Words for Snow by Nancy Campbell

Fifty Words for Snow

“The snow lay in waist-high drifts, and kept falling. I’d gone to Iceland to write about snow, but I found that snow had other ideas…” Nancy Campbell‘s new book, Fifty Words for Snow, reflects on snow’s role in cultures around the world and the importance of linguistic and cultural diversity in a rapidly changing world. … Continue reading “Fifty Words for Snow”

Haumea Online 7-week Essential Ecoliteracy for Creatives & Art Professionals

“This is a comprehensive introductory course, as ecoliteracy is a big topic. It means becoming familiar with ecological philosophy, ethics, law, psychology, science and economics that an ecological worldview advances and I share examples of creatives pioneering this path.” Cathy Fitzgerald‘s online learning offers a means to rapidly bring ecological literacy to the creative sector. … Continue reading “Haumea Online 7-week Essential Ecoliteracy for Creatives & Art Professionals”

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