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Artists and environmentalists confront climate change Sun Mar 29, 2015

ARTISTS AND ENVIRONMENTALISTS CONFRONT CLIMATE CHANGE:

A conversational style event asking and answering questions of each other will be held on Sunday, March 29 from 1-4 PM at Mobius, 55 Norfolk Street in Central Square, Cambridge.

Artist Margaret Bellafiore and writer Christine Cissy White are sponsoring this event which is free and open to the public. Their recent collaboration, “Body Language, an interactive installation exploring the impact of trauma,” was a starting point for looking at climate change as trauma as well as in understanding cultural denial about the issue.

A variety of communities have accepted their invitation to this event.

Mothers Out Front, Cambridge Energy Alliance, Physicians for Social Responsibility, and the Weathering Art Group will be represented. All are committed activists in refusing to look away from the consequences of global warming. The event will bring together different approaches to the issue with a goal to learn from each other and become a more effective and supportive collective community. All interested in global warming in particular and activism in general are welcome to attend.

At Mobius, March 29, 1-4 PM

 

 

REPORTS FROM AFIELD: CATHERINE TUTTER AND ANNA WEXLER ON VESSEL FOR HAITI IV AT VASSAR COLLEGE Tue Mar 31, 2015

 

Tuesday, March 31st at 7 p.m.

Catherine Tutter and Anna Wexler will discuss the recent performative extension of their Vessel for Haiti series created in response to the catastrophic earthquake of 2010.  They engaged students and other members of the Vassar community in creative actions inspired by the artistry of Haitian Vodou and directed toward heightened awareness of the roots of environmental crisis in Haiti and the acute need for compassionate response.  In conversation with those attending, images of the works created and their ritual assemblage will be presented as well as the political and cultural questions evoked by severe post-earthquake conditions in Haiti and the role of their art project and others in that context. 

In order to broaden the scope of dialogue around the presentation of our collaborative work, we have invited other artists, activists and educators who have a demonstrated commitment to examining responses to global disasters, past and present, and their ongoing impact on vulnerable communities. Please join us and offer your perspectives in our upcoming conversation.

 

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