David Buckland will narrate 14 years of Cape Farewell's ambition to place climate centre stage. Using the notion of expedition as a model to interrogate the future, Buckland will showcase some of the art produced by over 320 artists who have risen to the climate challenge and visioned, through their creative endeavour, why we must engage in building transformative, dynamic and sustainable societies.
Images copyright D. Buckland Portrait 2010; D. Buckland and Amy Balkin, Discounting the Future, Ice Texts Series, 2010
David Buckland is an artist, film-maker, writer and curator.
He created and now directs the international Cape Farewell project – www.capefarewell.com. Bringing artists, visionaries, scientists and educators together, Cape Farewell continues to build an international collective awareness and the cultural response to climate disruption.
For climate scientists, the projected consequences of inaction are unimaginable, our habitat and humanity would suffer greatly if we don’t act. The challenge is to accept the future truth of climatic change and importantly position it as a cultural responsibility, it is our evolved action, our feavoush human activity that is causing the planet to warm. To embrase a cultural shift as the necessary part of the solution requires the creative community to help vision the new and for art practice to inhabit reality on a different plane.
Buckland’s work is included in the permanent collections of the National Portrait Gallery, London, the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, the Michael Wilson Collection, London and the Metropolitan Museum of New York.