On the 25th to 27th September 2020 Art and Energy took part in Plymouth Art Weekender. We exhibited a range of our work to-date including solar artworks.
We particularly focused on #MothsToAFlame, with an installation of UV moths in the aptly named ‘caterpillar room’. The community-decorated moths were accompanied by a soundscape created by Art and Energy Collective’s Ali Pym. She combined poetry by Matt Harvey and Thom Boulton along with music by Dan Morgan to create an immersive atmospheric experience.
We had planned a makers table for visitors to get creative, but were unable to do this due to the Covid situation. Instead, visitors were able to chose a moth to bring to life using the Quiver Vision AR app, and to takeaway a free MTAF activity packs to explore at home. Download your free activity pack here and create an AR moth here.
In this year or social distancing leading to increased isolation, we particularly loved meeting so many people who were enthusiastic to add their voice to the whisper heading to COP26!
Find more ways to get involved through our crowdfunder here.
Our participation in the weekend was made possible by funding and support from Arts Council England and Plymouth Energy Community.
We were thrilled to be awarded soup funding by Plymouth Art Weekender, enabling us to giveaway lots of Moths to a Flame goodies. The pollinator-plants were particularly popular, thank you to Sarah for generously donating them.
We are grateful to Plymouth Octopus Project whose funding enabled us to adapt our offering to the Covid-situation.
Last, but certainly not least, we couldn’t have done it without the support of our amazing hosts for the weekend, Nudge Community Builders.