Calling all makers and re-makers, thinkers and rethinkers, composers and decomposers!
Please join us at The Brooklyn Museum this July 31st for the next People's Climate Sporatorium*: a monthly space for artists, curators, cultural producers, technologists, performers, and activists to network, incubate and present works-in-progress in support of the world's largest climate march and mobilization this September. Learn more at http://peoplesclimatemarch.org/
People's Climate Sporatorium*
Thursday, July 31
@ Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Pkwy
Trains: 2, 3, 4, 5, S
RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/399987470139353
This month we present the Sporatorium* in two acts:
ACT I: A Collective Journey in a Submerged Unconscious: A Ritual of Alignment with Swoon and Friends
We begin with a special tour and presentation by the artist Swoon. Her monumental site-specific installation, "Submerged Motherlands", on display at the museum currently, engages with climate change as a response to the catastrophic Hurricane Sandy that struck the Atlantic Coast in 2012, and Doggerland, a landmass that once connected Great Britain and Europe and was destroyed by a tsunami 8,000 years ago. These places and events separated by thousands of years and miles form a salient image to draw upon and to explore the numerous and complex results of climate change.
Instructions: Please meet on the steps of the Brooklyn museum at 6:30pm sharp, and look for the oracle. They will show you where to go. This will be a story-journey through the dry waters of the world that will flow on into an alignment of ideas. This ritual will prepare us to cultivate our own capacity to overthrow the narrative that has captured the world. Strongly recommended for all dissidents.
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ACT II: Plotting, Scheming and Dreaming in the Anthropocene
In this act we continue to form the foundation for a consortium of cultural practitioners engaging anthropogenic climate change and its consequences. From artistic interventions, performances, installations, creative actions, data visualizations, design, and community-based practice, we expand the discourse on the geologic turn to include aesthetic, curatorial, and artistic strategies for confronting, criticizing, and creating.
With the historic People's Climate March fast approaching, climate concerned creatives have been developing projects large and small. From exhibitions to sea-faring flotillas, critical journals to wheat-pasted agit-pop, stroller brigades to beekeeper blocks, come hear from Sporatorium Artists-In-Residence and other participants to learn what's in the works and how you might plug in. Or let us know what you're up to. Or what you'd like to be up to. We'll have time for presentations and for small group break-outs to allow for networking and planning.