The People’s Weather Report
Tanja BeerPresented in Season 2 2014
Presented by Arts House as part of Going Nowhere
6pm – 9pm, Fri 21 Nov
1pm – 8pm, Sat 22 Nov
11am – 4pm, Sun 23 Nov
North Melbourne Town Hall
521 Queensberry St,
Climate change is one of the most pressing issues facing the world – now more than ever. Last year was one of the hottest on record internationally, but the sceptics keep pumping their rhetoric into the atmosphere, almost as fast and furiously as we’re polluting it. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the sheer magnitude and reality of it all, or flummoxed by the polarising conversations. What can we do to make a difference?
The People’s Weather Report is a global response to the enormity of climate change, from a number of very personal perspectives. In an installation designed by artist Tanja Beer, leader in ecological design practice, you are invited to experience an audio sound work of original ‘weather reports’ from participants located around the world. Taking the temperature of our collective response to climate change, The People’s Weather Report will also be broadcast on ABC RN.
If you’d like to make a contribution and respond personally, politically, poetically or scientifically, reflecting on your individual connection to weather and the climate, visit artshouse.com.au for full instructions on how to create your five-minute audio weather report. Make your voice heard!
Installation concept & designer
Supported by – This project is presented by Arts House in partnership with Cambridge Junction, the Council on the Ageing (Green Sages), PACT Centre for Emerging Artists, TippingPoint Australia and ABC RN; in association with The Wheeler Centre and Tallaght Community Arts, with Collective Action and Contact Studio (Dublin, Ireland).
Image by – Nick Roux & Jennifer Tran