Sunday, September 28, 2008

Cape Farewell

"Climate change is a reality. Caused by us all, it is a cultural, social and economic problem and must move beyond scientific debate. Cape Farewell is committed to the notion that artists can engage the public in this issue, through creative insight and vision. The Arctic is an extraordinary place to visit. It is a place in which to be inspired, a place which urges us to face up to what it is we stand to lose." 
David Buckland, 2007

Cape Farewell is a cultural response to this climate change. A group of 40 artists, scientists, and communicators are brought together on this expedition to Disko Bay, Greenland. Some of the artists include Jarvis Cocker, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Laurie Anderson and KT Tunstall, just to name a few.

The expedition runs from 25 September until 6 October 2008. The group is communicating via satellite in order to transmit images, text and video footage back to dry land. Follow this fantastic voyage by subscribing to the e-mail updates and podcast.

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