This interactive enviro-carnival installation is a digital art work that resembles a shrine presenting a face of wisdom made up of voices, imagery and sound from across the world. Visitors encounter a range of objects which they can play like instruments, which then spark off videos, music and poetry from guest artists and environmental activists. for more information visit www.metaceptive.net
Publicity flyer: The A5 flyer (in PDF format) can be downloaded HERE.
The ‘Chamada From Chico Mendes’ exhibition is inspired by Brazilian environmentalist and national hero Chico Mendes who was murdered by profiteering corporations. “Chamada” means “a call to all” in Portuguese. Kooj Chuhan invited artists and activists from across the world for media contributions to create a composite work from each person’s own parallel to Chico’s story, creating an ‘exhibition within an installation’ with Afro-Brazilian layers.READ MORE ABOUT CHICO MENDES
The amazing range of international artists and activists contributing their work for this exhibition include Sarawut Chutiwongpeti (Thailand), Bangladesh Krishok Federation, Marcella Haddad (Brazil), Shaikh Mohir Uddin & Rural Visual Journalism Network at Drik (Bangladesh), Fuyumi Labre Lopez (Uruguay/Spain), Milda Lembertaite / Amelia Prazak (Eastern Europe/UK), Victor Steffensen and the Living Knowledge Place (Australia), Nigel Hulett (Zimbabwe/UK), Marian Osman (Somalia) with ‘Democracy Now!’ (USA), Maya Chowdhry (UK), Julia Davenport (UK), JOSE IGNACIO LOPEZ RAMIREZ GASTON (Peru/Spain). Selected media from these contributors will be watchable on extra screens in the exhibition. Percussion loops produced by 17 young musicians from the Future Leaders carnival arts training programme by Global Grooves. READ MORE ABOUT THE GUEST ARTISTS
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Sat 28th February (register here)
4pm: Film Screening “TAKING ROOT: THE VISION OF WANGARI MAATHAI” the activist who went on to become the first environmentalist and also the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize (2004). Plus talk by Kooj exploring Climate Justice, incl. discussion.
7pm: LIVE MULTIMEDIA AND MUSIC PERFORMANCE, plus guided tour of the installation and a live link with Brazilian environmentalists. Free food included!
LIVE WEBCAST – if you can’t make the evening, watch online! Click HERE for all details.
Weds 11th March (register here)
GG-drummingTime: 7-9.30pm, open to adults and older teenagers:
‘Using Digital Media Techniques with Stories and Performance’ – learn and create with digital artist Kooj Chuhan and musician Holly Prest; use VJ software, spoken words and live drumming.
ALL ACTIVITIES ARE FREE, BUT ONLINE BOOKING IS STRONGLY ADVISED.
Workshops also available for schools or community groups – please enquire 0161 870 6895
SHARING CARNIVAL PRACTICE MINI-CONFERENCE
Sat 21st March
Details to be announced on the Global Grooves website. Linking with the Chamada From Chico Mendes installation, this mini-conference will include a section exploring possibilities of connecting carnival practice with digital media, environment and social justice.
Kooj (Kuljit) Chuhan is a digital media artist and film-maker who has exhibited across the UK and internationally. His recent focus on climate justice is playfully partnered here with Global Grooves, a leading North-West carnival arts organisation fast gaining an international profile.
This is a video art project that links carnival vibes with environmental campaigns, driven by people and groups from different places. Read more about Chico Mendes both HERE and also: www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/20/brazil-salutes-chico-mendes-25-years-after-murder .
A project by Metaceptive Projects and Media in partnership with Global Grooves