Culture and climate change

In response to climate instability, new ways of making art, new languages – and new ways of recognising what counts as art – are developing. There are new relations forming between artists, scientists, politicians, the legal system, activists and communities. It is a subject that presents many tensions for artists, and these, in themselves, uncover wider assumptions about the arts, and about how we understand climate change.

Works presented: Greenhouse Britain (exhibition, Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison), The Contingency Plan (theatre play, Steve Waters), And While London Burns (audio walk, Platform), Endangered Species (dance and installation, Siobhan Davies) and Feast on the Bridge (public celebration, Clare Patey)

at Climate Change Symposium hosted by Help Rescue the Planet, London 2012