Artists tackle climate change

October 26, 2008 at 4:26 am | Posted in Climate and art, Climate understanding | Leave a comment
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If art is a medium through which a culture communicates with itself about topics it is struggling to understand, then the meaning of climate change is now on a lot of people’s minds. 

In the last few weeks alone, news has surfaced about a number of climate-themed art projects and exhibits.

Perhaps coolest of all – no pun intended – is Cape Farewell, an organization that sponsors expeditions of scientists and artists into the Arctic to promote a cultural understanding of climate change.  The latest expedition came to an end on October 6, after bringing some big name stars face to face with the first front of climate change. 

Musicians KT Tunstall, Jarvis Cocker, Feist, Laurie Anderson and Martha Wainwright, among others, were on the crew list.  Check out Jarvis Cocker of Pulp describing his experience:

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Huge institutional efforts that look to art and artifacts to educate about climate change are also underway.
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