All images via www.capefarewell.com - artwork by David Buckland
The Cape Farewell project continues to spread the climate change message in brilliantly creative ways this week as their Unfold exhibition opens in Vienna today. Not in Austria? Never fear, the Cape Farewell experience is soon to hit our TV screens. The new feature length documentary film Burning Ice, featuring Jarvis Cocker and Martha Wainwright amongst others, will be shown on the Sundance Channel on May 25th. What's more the Unfold exhibition, featuring works from 25 of the artists who have taken part in the various Cape Farewell expeditions, will be touring around the world. Find out if Cape Farewell is coming to a space near you...Artists Communicating Climate Change
For those following the Cape Farewell expeditions you will know that all the featured art works in the exhibition have been produced in response to the artist's experience of environmentally vulnerable areas such as the Arctic or the Andes. As TreeHugger's own adventurer Graham Hill, currently on board the Plastiki, found out on the 2008 expedition to the Arctic, artists find amazing ways to communicate the threat of climate change.
Cape Farewell artwork by Adriane Colburn
After the fantastic Cape Farewell Shift festival of comedy and music, at London's Southbank Centre earlier this year, we are glad to see the project being taken further afield in true multimedia style. As well as the Burning Ice film and the Unfold exhibition there is also a new Unfold book being published. This catalogue will accompany the exhibition profiling the work of the artists and including essays from climate scientists and each of Cape Farewell's university partners (University of the Arts, London, University of Applied Arts Vienna and Columbia College Chicago).
Cape Farewell artwork by Nathan Gallagher
Many of the selected artworks in the Unfold exhibition were featured in Earth, Art of A Changing World the recent environmental art show in London, curated by Cape Farewell founder David Buckland. We're glad that these beautiful creations inspired by climate change will be reaching wider audiences around the world.
Cape Farewell artwork by Sunand Prasad
Unfold Exhibition Schedule
18 May 2010 - 6 July 2010 - Vienna, Austria, University of Applied Arts
20 Aug 2010 - 2 Oct 2010 - London, UK, Kings Place Gallery
Oct 2010 - Nov 2010 - Newcastle, UK, University Gallery Northumbria
Dec 2010 - Jan 2011 - Newlyn / Penzance, UK, Newlyn Art Gallery
Feb 2011 - April 2011- Chicago, USA, Museum of Contemporary Photography
Cape Farewell artwork by Chris Wainwright
Burning Ice on Sundance Channel
If you can't make to any of the Unfold exhibition spaces then we recommend that you tune in to the Sundance Channel on May 25th at 8.30pm to see Burning Ice, the Cape Farewell film by Pete Gilbert that documents the progress and process of the 2008 Arctic expedition. Artists and musicians were filmed on the expedition, experiencing and absorbing the stunning scenery of the Arctic, and then back at home creating and performing the work that the Arctic experience inspired in them.
The stellar line up includes Jarvis Cocker, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Laurie Anderson, Martha Wainwright, Robyn Hitchcock, Leslie Feist, KT Tunstall, Shlomo, Lemn Sissay, Marcus Brigstocke, Sunand Prasad, Chris Wainwright and David Buckland,
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