Making Cleaning Up Fun – The Hudson River Pageant

Last night I went to a benefit party in New York for a wonderful organization that uses art and performance to make cleaning up the local environment fun. Earth Celebrations was founded by Felicia Young as an organization that uses art and performance to raise local awareness in New York City about the environment of …

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Naked With Pigs – Miru Kim

“These industrial environments are so desensitizing in that you, even if you are an animal lover, become complacently accepting of the fact that the live beings are only raw materials for mass commodity production. This needs some serious questioning.” These are some of the thoughts of New York Based artist Miru Kim in relation to …

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Climate Change Comes to the Theatre: “Greenland” in London’s National Theatre

I have always argued that when environmental issues start being incorporated into mainstream culture, then we stand a chance of some notice being taken. It’s encouraging to note that “Greenland” – a play about climate change – has recently launched at the National Theatre in London. For a review of the play, see this article …

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What does bullfighting have to do with the environment?

Recently I came across this story which was stimulated by an outdoor performance art event as activism. One hundred and twenty five people stripped to their underpants, painted their bodies and created a giant, bleeding bull in front of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain. They were protesting against the imminent start of the bullfighting …

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Dancing For Conservation at iLAND

The idea of dancing our way to a sustainable future is instantly appealing. Jennifer Monson describes herself as an ‘experimental dance artist’.  Her interest is in exploring the use of the human body to explore the dynamic relationship between humans, art, nature and the environment. In order to take her vision further and to support …

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Lemn Sissay at the Royal Academy in London

Lemn Sissay’s performance video of his poem WHAT IF? was, for me, one of the highlights of the Royal Academy’s current exhibit entitled EARTH – Art of a Changing World. The exhibit “sets out to consider the impact of climate change, and our transition to a new world, on the practice of a broad range …

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