Friday, 16 June 2006

The Art of Climate Change

Michèle Noach - The Contextascope: ice-cap gradient (2005-6)
The Natural History Museum's free exhibition in its Jerwood Gallery - The Ship: The Art of Climate Change - must be one of the worthiest art exhibitions of all time. I tried to watch the BBC programme on the inspirational voyage, but gave up after 10 minutes. I'd rather listen to a brick-layer explaining his craft than hear artists waffling pretentiously about their work. The photographs (on TV) looked dreadful and the "musician" getting the Artic breeze to play his instrument was the last straw! I gave up. However the exhibition looks better than the BBC film. The centrepiece is a six-metre-long minke whale skeleton encrusted with clear alum crystals by Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey. If only we could get President Bush to see the show....


At 17/6/06, Blogger weggis said...

Sorry, been tied up with wall-to-wall football.
Yes the BBC prog was a little tiring, but brick-layers are nice people.
There was a Panorama prog shortly after featuring Morriconi's music, [earlier blog] the bit with the fob-watch chime and the spanish guitar. Was that Few Dollars More or GB&U or both?
Anyway, it was about how the US [Bush] has been doctoring the climate change evidence. He knows, but doesn't want to know!

At 17/6/06, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

I thought your absence indicated some footie about the place. I think it's GB&U with the three of them walking round a "bullring".
Bush is in the pocket of big business and the US public who don't want to pay exorbitant prices at the petrol pumps. You need a massive majority and a top popularity rating if you're going to dig large holes in everyone's wallet. Say no more....
Strangely, US technology is doing more green things than we are, because they can see the writing on the wall, despite Bush.
Have you tried

At 17/6/06, Blogger weggis said...

Doesn't seem to stop our Gordon.

Yup! Their recycling rates are far better than ours, but then ours are dreadful. And their Mayors and State Governors are mostly signing up to Kyoto despite the Big B's reluctance. If only our State governor would sign up too!

At 17/6/06, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

Maybe we should ask Red Ken to sign it for us.


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