ART SHOW OPENING!
Two months after the historic Peoples’ Climate March, and days before the UN Climate Summit in Lima, Peru artists and activists came together for an evening of art & activism, as solidarity events began in NYC.
THE ART OF THE PEOPLE’S CLIMATE ART & FLOOD WALL STREET
The PCM & FWS gave birth to a flourishing art movement around Climate Justice, where art was central not only to public expression during the march, but central to the organizing strategy and action design. Photographs, screen prints, posters, sculpture, video and more were included in the multimedia exhibit.
THE CLIMATE RIBBON
A portion of The Climate Ribbon, a large scale, participatory public art project that debuted at the finale of the march, was installed in the gallery. Ileia Burgos of Rockaway Wildfire lead the crowd through the ribbon ritual, where attendees were invited to write on a ribbon “what they love and hope never to lose to climate chaos” and then tie them to the structure. Finally, they were asked to choose one that was written by another and tie it around their wrist to take with them. The ribbons will be installed in the streets of Paris in December, 2015, during the next UN Climate Summit.(www.theclimateribbon.org)
LIVE SCREEN PRINTING
The evening was accompanied by live screen printing by OWS screenprinters of new images by the artists Mona Caron and Crystal Clarity.