If art is about beauty, spectacle, aesthetic experience, and somehow grasping towards a better world, then climate change is its antithesis, a steady and incremental destruction, unspectacular in its production of untold catastrophe and remorseless in its disproportionate targeting of the poor. A climate writer, Rob Nixon, calls this ‘slow violence’. That sounds about right.
It’s time the arts divest from dirty oil. Maybe internal pressure could be the driving force for change.
*2071 returns to the Royal Court 23 & 24 January 2015* As 2071 goes into its final performances […]