“1984 was not supposed to be an instruction manual…”
People demanding change are the subject of Sophie Molins’ new exhibition at Great Western Studios in London, from 20th – 26th March 2012. Since 2009, Molins has worked with Artists Project Earth to document the many facets of climate change activism: at Notting Hill Carnival; at the infamous Burning Man Festival in Utah’s Black Rock desert; at the United Nations conference on Climate Change in Copenhagen in 2009 and Durban in 2011; via activist groups such as Liberate Tate, which organized Reverend Billy’s exorcism of BP at Tate modern: with WE CAN at Climate Rush where children dressed as endangered animals and visited their MPs; a Suffragette Tea Party at Heathrow airport against the third runway; and most recently, the Occupy camp in London.
These images are an intimate portrait of groups of people who want to change unsustainable systems and try out new ones.
On Monday 26th March 2012 at 6.15pm there will be screenings of The Crisis of Civilization http://crisisofcivilization.com/ After which there will be a Q & A with the film’s author Nafeez Ahmed, the director – Dean Puckett and the animator – Lucca Benny.
Why not come along and find out more about the work of APE and climate change activists?
For more information contact: Rosalind Sinclair on 0207 221 0100 firstname.lastname@example.org
Westbourne Park & Royal Oak (Hammersmith & City and Circle Lines)
Local Buses: to Great Western Rd – 28, 31 & 328, to Harrow Rd – 18 & 36
Sophie Molins works in photography, found objects, drawing and web worlds. With an eye for the surreal and the ironic Molins’ work focuses on the physical minutiae of our culture: mundane items that exist in the background of our daily lives; text, fake animals and windows become metaphors for our ethical and emotional condition, poignantly highlighting our projections, our consumption and frailties as a species. She currently has a web commission for the National Trust on at Attingham Park, Shropshire and an exhibition at Riverside Studios has just finished. She has won awards form the New York Times, Westminster Arts, the Arts Council and exhibits frequently here and abroad.
“The Crisis of Civilization’ is a remixed documentary feature film, exploring the interconnected nature of global crises. Documentary filmmaker Dean Puckett interrogates the writer and international security analyst Dr Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed, author of A User’s Guide to the Crisis of Civilization: And How to Save It – a powerful critique of a failed global system and a manifesto for constructive social change. The film incorporates an imaginative montage of public domain archive footage, newsreel and stunning original animation to offer a powerful wake-up call, warning that the inability to recognise the interconnections between different crises is preventing us, as a civilisation, from saving ourselves.