Climate change is one of the most pressing issues facing the worldÂ â€“ now more than ever. Last year was one of the hottest on record internationally, but the sceptics keep pumping their rhetoric into the atmosphere, almost as fast and furiously as weâ€™re polluting it. Itâ€™s easy to feel overwhelmed by the sheer magnitude and reality of it all, or flummoxed by the polarising conversations. What can we do to make a difference?
The Peopleâ€™s Weather ReportÂ is a global response to the enormity of climate change, from a number of very personal perspectives. In a sound and plant installation created by eco-designer Tanja Beer, audiences are invited to experience a 24 hour sound work of original â€˜weather reportsâ€™ collected from participants located around the world.
YouÂ will also be able to makeÂ yourÂ own audio contribution and respond personally, politically, poetically or scientifically, reflecting on your individual connection to weather and the climate, during the festival. We will have facilities set up so you canÂ record and upload your own reportÂ to the collection! Just visit us on the day.
Taking the temperature of our collective response to climate change, our partner ABC RN will also produce and broadcast a selection of weather report highlights over the coming months. Check Facebook and TwitterÂ for details.
Installation concept & design by Tanja Beer with Tristan Meecham
Sound design by Nick Roux
Produced by Erin Milne
This project is presented by Arts House in partnership with Cambridge Junction, the Council on the Ageing (Green Sages), PACT Centre for Emerging Artists, TippingPoint Australia and ABC RN; inÂ association with The Wheeler Centre and Tallaght Community Arts, with Collective Action and Contact StudioÂ (Dublin, Ireland).
Image:Â Gergely Hideg