As part of ArtCOP21 <http://www.artcop21.com/>—Arts House in Melbourne,
Australia hosts COP OUT—Art Speaks Out On Climate Change—livestreaming
Friday, December 11 at 7:30pm AEST (Melbourne) / 9:30am CET (Paris) /
8:30am GMT (London) / 3:30am EST (New York) / 12:30am PST (Los Angeles).
For their final Supper Club of 2015, Arts House will host an eclectic and
esteemed group of scientists, artists, academics and activists for COP
OUT – an on line live-streamed event that will take place on the final day
of the Paris Conference of Parties (COP21).
Local and international audiences are invited to participate in the
conversation online. By engaging with the #copout21 via our Twitter
account, @artshousemelb, online audiences will be able to ask questions
that will then be answered and debated by the panel in real time.
Will the politicians collaborate and deliver the agreements and set the
targets the planet needs? Or will the endeavor be compromised by economic
and political drivers?
Our emcee for the evening is musician and activist Matt Wicking from the
Centre for Sustainability, who will introduce and interview the 30 plus
contributors over the 3 hour live streamed event – including two City of
Melbourne Councilors, Cathy Oke - who will speak live from Paris- and
Councilor Rohan Leppert here in Melbourne, with their litmus test
impressions on the successes and challenges of COP21 and the huge role art
and culture is playing in the event outside the conference. Other guests
include playwright, Stephen Sewell; atmospheric scientist (playing a carbon
cop), Professor David Karoly; performer, Nicola Gunn; and former head and
current researcher at the Monash Sustainability Institute, Professor Dave
Griggs. All this alongside the broadcast of short films, audio works, and
documentation by artists and others responding to this global challenge.
This curated and eclectic evening of conversation, performance, responses
and provocations will be live-streamed on the ArtCop21 and Arts House
ArtCOP21 connects hundreds of thousands of people to the climate
challenge through an extensive global program of over 290 major events; art
installations, plays, exhibitions, concerts, performances, talks,
conferences, workshops, family events and screenings – plus a whole range
of people power gatherings and demonstrations – taking place right across
Arts House invites artists and activists across Melbourne and beyond to be
part of the global response and participate in this event in real-time by
seizing this opportunity to share thoughts, provocations, questions and
responses and ensure the dialogue is not just within the conference rooms,
but owned and activated by global citizens.
Online conversation: #copout21 @artshousemelb
Live stream found here: https://artshousemelbourne.wordpress.com/cop-out/ and
on HowlRound TV Channel: http://howlround.com/tv