b-side Assemblies 04: Making Art in Times of Crisis

Image Credit: 'Pollution Pods' by Michael Pinsky

Portland Stadium Bowl, Incline Road, Portland, Dorset, DT5 1DP

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Friday 28 June 2019
5 - 7pm
Admission Fee: Artist Talk tickets £5, Artist Talk and Bus Ticket £8.50
Booking essential

We face one of the biggest catastrophes in our planet's history. Climate change and environmental destruction are causing mass extinction. The threat to life includes the human species. If we go extinct, we are likely to leave an Earth that is uninhabitable to most lifeforms.

What is the point of art in the face of death? Can art affect political change?

Join artists Michael PinskyLeni Dothan and writer and Extinction Rebellion activist Sara Hudston for a lively and incisive discussion. Both artists have made work in response to the ever-increasing threat of pollution, this event includes a tour of ‘Pollution Pods’ by Michael Pinsky and a screening of “Age of Smoke: Painting the Predator” a BatFish Films short documentary directed by Naima Vogt and Martine Stephen, and co-produced by Thais Martin. The film tells the story of Israeli artist Leni Dothan’s year-long collaboration with a team of chemists from UCL, during which they developed a series of pollution-reactive sculptures to raise public awareness about the danger of pollution in London. The film follows the team from start to finish as they prepare to exhibit ‘The Portland Stone Rehabilitation Centre’ at the 2018 b-side Festival.

This event is co-presented by Cape Farewell and b-side.


£5 Talk only (booking advised)

£8.50 Talk and return bus tickets from Weymouth Station (booking essential - bus will leave at 16.15 and return by 20.00)

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