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"Cape Farewell : Art and Climate Change"
2007-03-21 until 2007-04-22
Kampnagel Cultural Centre
Cape Farewell travels to the vast industrial space of the Kampnagel Cultural Centre with Cape Farewell: Art and Climate Change, the exhibition developed with the Natural History Museum in 2006. The show features Stranded, Heathe! r Ackroyd & Dan Harvey's 6-metre long crystal-encrusted Minke whal e skeleton; End of Ice, David Buckland's 28' video projection of the demise of an iceberg; Nymark (Undiscovered Island), Alex Hartley's topographically inspired photographic installation of his 'new' Arctic island and Siobhan Davies' ephemeral projection of a lone dancer, Endangered Species.
A series of artists' talks and events take place during the exhibition, including a discussion at the Centre between novelist Ian McEwan, Professor John Schnellnhuber, Germany's recently appointed Chief Government Advisor on Climate and Related Issues, and David Buckland, artist and Director of Cape Farewell. At Hamburg's Planetarium, Cape Farewell artist Max Eastley performs his Arctic Symphony with collaborator Dave Hunt. Following the G8 Summit in June, Cape Farewell and the Tipping Point Group are organising a climate change conference in Potsdam, the first of its kind in mainland Europe.
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