Wednesday 30th October 10am-5.30pm
Bringing artists and scientists together to explore climate change.
Produced by Invisible Dust in association with Manchester University and supported by Siemens.
Venue: St James’ Building, 61-95 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 6FQ.
“Scientists will this week issue their starkest warning yet about the mounting dangers of global warming.” The Observer, 21st September 2013.
This event gave scientists and artists the opportunity to plan ideas together on a future funded project and included workshops on climate change and action, health, fuel poverty, reducing your carbon footprint and technology. (See video.)
Artist Faisal Abdu’Allah
Dr Grant Allen, School of Earth, Atmospheric & Environmental Sciences, Manchester University
Climate Scientist Professor Kevin Anderson, Tyndall Centre and Manchester University
Sasha Englemann, Creative Technologist, Invisible Dust
David Malone, filmmaker and writer both of the BBC’s ‘Metamorphosis, The Science of Change’ and of the financial blog GolemXIV
Jordan Kaplan, curator, Tatton Park Biennial
Phil Korbel, Director, Cooler Projects CIC
Juergen Maier, Managing Director
Siemens Industry Sector UK & Ireland
Artist Mariele Neudecker on her work in the Arctic and deep sea
Erinma Ochu, Wellcome Trust Fellow, Life Sciences, Manchester University
Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, President and Vice Chancellor, Manchester University, and Co-Chair of the Council for Science and Technology
John Vidal, Guardian Environment Editor
Performance of Rising by artist Adam Chodzko*.
Performance by artist Ellie Harrison*.
Watch video of the performances.
Manchester has one of the highest numbers of scientists working on climate change and energy research in the UK. This event brought 70 artists and scientists together to explore this issue and look at new ways that this collaboration can contribute to a greater public understanding.
It included Rising by Adam Chodzko a performance which transports us to a ‘Blade Runner’ like future. The Great North Run in Newcastle is under water due to climate change and includes swimming through underwater car parks and navigating landmarks beneath the water’s surface. Rising is co commissioned with Great North Run Culture.
*Adam Chodzko and Ellie Harrison’s performances are part of Invisible Heat, a new Invisible Dust project about the health affects of climate change, supported by the Wellcome Trust.
6.30-8.30pm performances, 30th October, Manchester Museum
An evening of artists performances took place to explore new ideas around science and climate change. From flooding to biodiversity and consumerism artists Ellie Harrison, Tim Spooner and Owl Project presented works curated by the Director of Invisible Dust and Honorary Researcher Manchester Museum, Alice Sharp, in the atmospheric Living Worlds Gallery. The event was the first in a series of events Invisible Dust will be curating for Manchester Museum to coincide with Owl Project’s residency at the museum.
Venue: Manchester Museum, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL – Getting there
Both of these events are part of Manchester Science Festival 2013.
David Malone’s GolemXIV.
Watch David Malone’s BBC film on YouTube ‘Metamorphosis, the science of change’.