I celebrate the human animal – he is the most inventive, brilliant, fantastic animal out, but there is a byproduct and the byproduct is we are overheating our planet. – David Buckland
As an environmental artist, David Buckland is luminary.
Launching Cape Farewell, an expedition initiative, he’s brought scientists and artists together to travel to exotic destinations with an effort to bring attention to the effects of climate change.
To date, Cape Farewell has led expeditions to the Arctic, Greenland and Baffin Island, the Andes and Scotland’s Islands (to name a few) and the project has attracted over 140 artists, including musicians Feist and KT Tunstall and author Ian McEwan.
The creative works that emerge out of the project are thought-provoking and inspiring a much-needed dialogue about climate change. Ian McEwan’s book, Solar, brought international attention to Cape Farewell’s mission.
A documentary, The Culture Show, and a BBC film, Art from the Arctic, have been made about the project. Art resulting from the incredible journeys have been shown at the Natural History Museum, London, the Liverpool Biennial and the Sage Gateshead, Newcastle.
Carbon 14: Climate is Culture, produced by Cape Farewell North America in partnership with Royal Ontario Museum Contemporary Culture, is on at the ROM until February the 2nd, providing you with an incredible opportunity to experience the artistic fruits of these amazing collaborations for yourself.
Footage courtesy David Buckland. Music by Chris Birkett courtesy of 2Mounties Media.
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