"Art designed to Melt the Cold Heart of Denial"
The Cape Farewell Project, named after the southernmost point of Greenland, was set up by David Buckland in 2000. His aim has been to raise awareness of climate change by bringing together artists, scientists, and educators The scientists have a story to tell. His hope is by working collaboratively with the scientists, artists might bring other perspectives, broadening the issue, thereby engaging the public in other ways. The project is widely acknowledged to be the most significant sustained artistic response to climate change anywhere in the world. Buckland believes this is not just a scientific issue but also a cultural responsibility.
A number of expeditions have visited the Arctic since the project began, and the project continues to build an extraordinary body of art work. Artists from all disciplines are invited to make work after visiting this unique location.
Bucklands work includes filming poignant words which are projected onto the ice as they sail past. See more on his web site www.bucklandart.com
I love both these images for their apparent simplicity, and the direct powerful statement they convey. More infomation about Chris Wainwright can be found at www.capefarewell.com/people/arts/chris-wainwright.html
( from arts.guardian.co.uk/ )
A short film by Buckland of a pregnant woman projected onto the glacier. The video is accompanied by music by Robyn Hitchcock and KT Tunstall
It can be viewed on Vimeo Capefarewelllondon There Goes the Ice by Robyn Hitchcock and KT Tunstall