Still fromÂ Flooded MacDonalds, Superflex, 2009
It has been an extraordinary year for art that responds to issues surrounding the environment. In the (almost) five years since we have been operating, there has never been so much great work being produced. Art never speaks with a single voice, but there has been an increasing cluster of activity around climate change, politics and the enviroment.
Itâ€™s time to compile our annual list of the best of the year. We have an embarrassment of riches to chose from.Â Radical Nature at the Barbican;Â 100 Days at the Arnolfini; Denmarkâ€™sRETHINK; Steve Waterâ€™sÂ The Contingency Plan at the Bush Theatre; Artsadminâ€™sÂ 2 Degrees; Heather and Ivan Morisonâ€™s The Black Cloud; Franny Armstrongâ€™sÂ The Age of Stupid, Manchesterâ€™sÂ Environment 2.0 atÂ Futuresonic 2009, Superflexâ€™s Flooded McDonalds Petko Dourmanaâ€™s Post Global Warming Survival Kit or one of the Yes Menâ€™s interventions â€“ like their oneÂ yesterday at COP15 which proved so embarrassing to the Canadians â€¦ thatâ€™s just dipping our toes in the water.
What were your highlights of the year â€“ and why? What have I criminally overlooked in that above list? What were the best books and stories â€“ the best films? We want to include your comments in the piece which weâ€™ll put up on the main RSA Arts & Ecology Centre website.
Tell us in the comment field below â€“ or email me atÂ firstname.lastname@example.org.
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