Art and Energy want to make a new artwork for COP 26
At the UN’s Climate Change Conference (COP 21) in Paris, in 2015, for the first time in human history, all nations were united in the common cause to undertake ambitious efforts to combat climate change and adapt to its effects.
COP 26 will be held in Glasgow in November 2020, and the Art and Energy Collective and Plymouth Energy Community want to create an artwork that speaks of our relationship with energy, the destructive nature of our old systems and that gathers our voices together to press for system change.
We want to send a message to leaders that we are willing to participate, aware of the consequences of inaction and understand the importance of the individual in making positive change.
Plans for a solar powered art installation made by hundreds of people in the South West of England
In our first steps to develop this new artwork, we developed an installation with Plymouth Energy Community Volunteers for the Illuminate Festival in Plymouth (26 Nov – 2 Dec 2019).
Participants helped us to make 160 Moths which were suspended around a solar powered moth trap. The moths’ wings decorated in UV paint revealed colours that were only visible under black light.
Over the next year, we would like to develop a much larger installation bringing together the voices of people from the South West and asking our policy makers for system change around energy, to save us, our natural world and the planet from our dependence on the energy systems of old.
Please get in touch with our team if you can help us realise this ambitious piece.