BUY THIS (v3) +
video installation +
climate justice, race and migrant-refugee voices
of 'Counterpoint' exhibition/live art strand of the Platforma Festival,
Club Row, Rochelle School, Arnold Circus E2 7ES London, Nov 29 - Dec 3rd.
'Buy This (v3)' installation - Private View on Monday 28th November, 7pm.
'Un-Earth' live performance - only on Friday 2nd December, 5pm.
Buy This (v3) video
Refugees and ‘third-world’ migrants bring with them intimate
and undervalued knowledge about climate change. ‘Buy This’
juxtaposes such voices on one screen against another, over-saturated
with colliding imagery of wars, colonial struggles, environmental
upheaval and UK racism, overlaid with scrolling news messages. An
exploration of how environmental change is integral to the economic
and political forces bringing about human displacement and racial
inequality, and a continuation of the “Centre Cannot Hold” project
discussing climate imperialism and the violent commodification of
humans and the environment.
Opening times: 11am - 8pm (Tuesday - Saturday)
Un-Earth performance (Passenger 9)
Drawing upon the group members’ respective roots traditions,
'Un-Earth' is a collision of sound, music and imagery following
a practiced method of individual research, collective rehearsal,
and live improvisation. Multiple hybrid narratives of climate
change challenge the dominant ‘developed’ world agenda and implicitly racialised
discourse that excludes migrant voices. Un-Earth is the latest in the
‘Passenger’ series of events, involving the installation as an
5pm, Friday 2nd December. The performance lasts 20 mins. Admission
free - come early to be sure of a seat
Installation by Kooj Chuhan with collaboration from Tanha Mehrzad
Performance by Tracey Zengeni, Sai Murai, Tanha Mehrzad and Aidan
We dedicate this work to Wangari Maathai (1 April 1940 – 25 September
2011), the first environmentalist and also the first African woman to
receive the Nobel Peace Prize.
a part of
The Centre Cannot Hold project by
including work produced in collaboration with
MRSN (Research Institute for
Cosmopolitan Cultures and Manchester Refugee Support Network),
and also School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Sciences,
The University of Manchester. Made with support from the School
of Environment and Development (Manchester University) and
Community Arts North West / Exodus. Virtual Migrants is a
Beacons for Public Engagement award winner 2011.