Eco Arts Activism
Led by Ian Garrett, with Claire Sykes
Saturday, October 26, 2013, 2:00 – 3:30 PM
Sidney Smith Hall, 100 St. George Street
University of Toronto
In her project, Public Smog, artist Amy Balkin challenges us to consider whether UNESCO should add the earth’s atmosphere to its list of World Heritage Sites. Activist duo, The Yes Men, performed an identity correction hoax that had even the BBC believing that Dow Chemical was finally taking responsibility for the Bhopal disaster. Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky that Subliminal Kid, used his experiences in Antarctica to create a performance piece, Terra Nova: Sinfonia Antarctica, a multimedia perspective on our changing world. And in 2001 artist David Buckland, convinced that bringing together leading artists with climate scientists, engineers, economists and health practitioners could change our culture, started Cape Farewell.
Join Ian Garrett (Director, The Center for Sustainable Practice in the Arts; Assistant Professor, Ecological Design for Performance, York University) and Claire Sykes, (Programming Director, Cape Farewell Foundation) to discover what the arts are doing to go ‘beyond green’ and make a difference through exciting and provocative activist art.
Cape Farewell is proud to be a programming partner of Earth Day Canada’s EcoMentors Beyond Green Youth Summit.