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'Spirit in the Air' measures the climate impacts of Edinburgh Festivals - exhibition, events, talks
2 - 22 August
Spirit in the Air is a art-technology performance project by artists Tim Collins and Reiko Goto (Collins and Goto Studio) with Chris Malcolm, Creative Carbon Scotland, ecoartscotland and Art Space Nature. An exhibition and a series of actions and discussions explore 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, environmental artists Collins and 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.
The discussion programme curated by ecoartscotland will consider questions of art, science, activism and environmentalism in a Festival-long conversation.
7 August 3:00 - 5:00 pm: Bringing the emotion of the arts to bear on the rigour of the sciences
For more information contact Ben@creativecarbonscotland.com
10 August 1.30 – 4:00 pm: Art, technology, activism and knowledge in the age of climate change
14 August 3:00 - 5:00 pm: Environmental monitoring: Tracking nature in pursuit of aesthetic inter-relationship?
21 August 3:00 - 5:00 pm: Going beyond the material: Environment and Invisible Forces in the literary, performing and visual arts
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.