Climate change is one of the most pressing issues facing the world – now more than ever. Last year was one of the hottest on record internationally, but the sceptics keep pumping their rhetoric into the atmosphere, almost as fast and furiously as we’re polluting it. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the sheer magnitude and reality of it all, or flummoxed by the polarising conversations. What can we do to make a difference?
The People’s Weather Report is a global response to the enormity of climate change, from a number of very personal perspectives. In a plant installation created by eco-designer Tanja Beer, audiences are invited to experience a sound work of original ‘weather reports’ collected from participants located around the world.
You can make your own audio contribution during the festival by responding personally, politically, poetically or scientifically, sharing your thoughts on weather and the climate. You will be able to record and upload your own report directly into the collection!
Taking the temperature of our collective response to climate change, our partner ABC RN will also broadcast a selection of weather report highlights over the coming weeks, listen to them here.
The People’s Weather Report ‘weather reports':
Installation concept & designer Tanja Beer
Sound designer Nick Roux
Dramaturg Tristan Meecham
Producer Erin Milne
This project is presented by Arts House in partnership with Cambridge Junction, the Council on the Ageing (Green Sages), PACT Centre for Emerging Artists, TippingPoint Australia and ABC RN; in association with The Wheeler Centre and Tallaght Community Arts, with Collective Action and Contact Studio (Dublin, Ireland).
Image: Gergely Hideg