Creative Carbon Scotland, Collins and Goto Studio with Chris Malcolm, ecoartscotland and Art Space Nature are pleased to invite you to Spirit In The Air.
Opening: Friday 2 August 6-8pm at the Tent Gallery, Edinburgh College of Art, Westport, Edinburgh EH3 9DF (refreshments will be provided).
Spirit in the Air is a visual art, technology and performance project exploring the impacts of the Edinburgh Festivals on climate change.
Working with ground-breaking technology generously supplied by Gas Sensing Systems and Envirologger to measure real-time carbon dioxide (CO2) levels when Edinburgh is packed to bursting with artistic activity and people, eminent environmental artists Tim Collins and Reiko Goto will work with Chris Malcolm to ask ‘Can art change the climate?’
‘Carbon Catchers’ will roam the streets and parks of Edinburgh to seek out CO2 hotspots whilst the artists at the Tent Gallery use the measurements to make the invisible comprehensible through visual and sound works.
Spirit in the Air is part of the Edinburgh Art Festival and will be open Monday to Friday, 12 noon-5pm, from 2 – 22 August at the Tent Gallery on Westport, Edinburgh EH3 9DF. For more information click here.
In addition to the exhibition, a discussion programme curated by ecoartscotland will consider questions of art, science, activism and environmentalism in a Festival-long conversation.
Wednesday 7 August 3-5pm, Tent Gallery
Bringing the emotion of the arts to bear on the rigour of the sciences.
Saturday 10 August 1.30 – 4pm, Tent Gallery
Art, technology, activism and knowledge in the age of climate change (book here for this event).
Wednesday 14 August 3-5pm, Tent Gallery
Environmental monitoring: Tracking nature in pursuit of aesthetic inter-relationship?
Wednesday 21 August 3-5pm, Tent Gallery
Going beyond the material: Environment and Invisible Forces in the literary, performing and visual arts.