ArtCOP21

Deadline Festival

Platform London

04 - 06 Dec 2015, All Day

Tate Modern, Southwark

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Platform / Jon Daniel

When

04 - 06 Dec 2015
All Day
Friday 4th December

10.30am-12pm The English Garden Effect: The Expansion of the Collective and the Parliament of Plants. With Alan Read (Director of Performance Foundation, King’s College London)

12-2pm Continent Chop Chop
Virtual Migrants present excerpts from their current touring performance.

4:30-5:30pm Retrospective of creative resistance to oil sponsorship
With Mel Evans, author of Artwash: Big Oil and the Arts

6pm-7.30pm Capital / Climate / Culture
with Doreen Massey (Emeritus Professor, Soundings Journal / Kilburn Manifesto), Selina Nwulu (London Young Poet Laureate 2016), and Loraine Leeson (Artist, director of Director cSPACE), Jinan Golley (Generation Revolution)


Saturday 5th December

11:30am – 1:30pm Tate a Tate: Drilling the Dirt (A Temporary Difficulty)
An alternative audio tour of Tate Modern. Group tour followed by discussion with audio artists Phil England and Isa Suarez.

3pm-4pm Seedbombing! with the Sunflower Liberation Front
A collective planting of sunflower seeds in Abraham Cruzvillegas’s Empty Lot in the Turbine Hall

4pm-5.45pm Theatre and power
Tickets are now on sale, a short play by Caryl Churchill
Panel discussion with Michael McMillan (playwright, artist, educator), Lucy Ellinson (actor, Grounded), Lucy Neal (author, Playing for Time: Making Art as if the World Mattered) and Feimatta Conteh (sustainability manager, Arcola theatre)

4pm-6pm An intervention by the Sisters of Perpetual Resistance

6.30pm This Changes Everything – film by Naomi Klein & Avi Lewis
With discussion with Avi Lewis (the film-maker), Melina Laboucan-Massimo and Toghestiy XXXX (Hereditary Chief, Likhtsamisyu clan, Wet'su'wet'en Nation)


Sunday 6th December

All day
Unofficial translation. COP21 negotiations – live! – translated into performance by Ivo Theatre

11am – 1pm Artist & Empire
Sonia Boyce (Artist), Lena Mohamed (ex-Tate Arts Curator / Campaigner), Miranda Pennell (filmmaker & Artists for Palestine), Anna Lau (Artist/Curator, Arteries), Teju Adeleye (journalist, Shake!). With video contribution by Jon Daniel (Independent Creative Director)

1pm-3pm Art and politics
Panel discussion with Julie Ward MEP (North East England), Natalie Bennett (Leader, Green Party of England & Wales), Candy Udwin (National Gallery union rep sacked for opposing privatisation and recently reinstated), and Farzana Khan (Platform).

3pm-4pm Picasso's Gaze in the Empire
Art History talk by Lena Mohamed (ex-Tate Arts Curator)

3:30pm Extract from #colonialheavy
Foyer sofas on Level 4 (overlooking Turbine Hall)
Featuring Anna Lau and screening of Defense of the Jungle

4pm Who gets to change the climate?
Mezzanine Level 1, Turbine Hall
What does it mean to protest at the COP21 Paris Climate Summit, in the face of anti-Muslim racism and Fortress Europe. Ewa Jasiewicz (climate justice campaigner) will delivering this workshop in Arabic, translated by Ibrahim Fakhri (artist).

Where

Tate Modern
Bankside
London, Southwark,  SE1 9TG
United Kingdom
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Deadline is a 3 day Arts Festival taking place at Tate Modern, featuring video, poetry, theatre and debate. It will debate London's responsibility to break with both fossil fuels and its colonial heritage. The Festival is cheeky, serious and unauthorised, and marks Tate's one year deadline to come off BP sponsorship.

Deadline is a 3 day arts festival to launch Tate’s deadline year to come off fossil fuels.

A public but unauthorised programme at Tate Modern, including video installations, poetry, gallery tours, pop-up theatre, kids creative workshops, artist debates and seedbombing in the Turbine Hall.

Deadline Festival @Tate marks the middle weekend of the Paris climate talks, and one year before Tate’s current sponsorship contract with BP runs out.

As negotiators and the media descend on Paris to discuss planetary deadlines, the Festival will explore how culture in London interacts with the climate crisis. We will bring together artists, journalists, politicians and academics to debate London’s role as a city of fossil fuels, and the responsibility of culture to drive a rupture with business as usual.

Cheeky and serious, Deadline Festival will interrogate power. Tate Britain’s parallel official exhibition on “Artist & Empire” reminds us of the gallery’s power to shape how we relate to our histories, and to limit how we imagine our futures. Physically situating ourselves in the BP-sponsored Tate Modern, we ask how we can break with our colonial legacy, create a society beyond neoliberalism and move beyond fossil fuels to democratic and sustainable energy.

PROGRAMME
All events take place inside Tate Modern

Friday 4th December

10.30am-12pm The English Garden Effect: The Expansion of the Collective and the Parliament of Plants. With Alan Read (Director of Performance Foundation, King’s College London)

12-2pm Continent Chop Chop
Virtual Migrants present excerpts from their current touring performance.

4:30-5:30pm Retrospective of creative resistance to oil sponsorship
With Mel Evans, author of Artwash: Big Oil and the Arts

6pm-7.30pm Capital / Climate / Culture
with Doreen Massey (Emeritus Professor, Soundings Journal / Kilburn Manifesto), Selina Nwulu (London Young Poet Laureate 2016), and Loraine Leeson (Artist, director of Director cSPACE), Jinan Golley (Generation Revolution)


Saturday 5th December

11:30am – 1:30pm Tate a Tate: Drilling the Dirt (A Temporary Difficulty)
An alternative audio tour of Tate Modern. Group tour followed by discussion with audio artists Phil England and Isa Suarez.

3pm-4pm Seedbombing! with the Sunflower Liberation Front
A collective planting of sunflower seeds in Abraham Cruzvillegas’s Empty Lot in the Turbine Hall

4pm-5.45pm Theatre and power
Tickets are now on sale, a short play by Caryl Churchill
Panel discussion with Michael McMillan (playwright, artist, educator), Lucy Ellinson (actor, Grounded), Lucy Neal (author, Playing for Time: Making Art as if the World Mattered) and Feimatta Conteh (sustainability manager, Arcola theatre)

4pm-6pm An intervention by the Sisters of Perpetual Resistance

6.30pm This Changes Everything – film by Naomi Klein & Avi Lewis
With discussion with Avi Lewis (the film-maker), Melina Laboucan-Massimo and Toghestiy XXXX (Hereditary Chief, Likhtsamisyu clan, Wet'su'wet'en Nation)


Sunday 6th December

All day
Unofficial translation. COP21 negotiations – live! – translated into performance by Ivo Theatre

11am – 1pm Artist & Empire
Sonia Boyce (Artist), Lena Mohamed (ex-Tate Arts Curator / Campaigner), Miranda Pennell (filmmaker & Artists for Palestine), Anna Lau (Artist/Curator, Arteries), Teju Adeleye (journalist, Shake!). With video contribution by Jon Daniel (Independent Creative Director)

1pm-3pm Art and politics
Panel discussion with Julie Ward MEP (North East England), Natalie Bennett (Leader, Green Party of England & Wales), Candy Udwin (National Gallery union rep sacked for opposing privatisation and recently reinstated), and Farzana Khan (Platform).

3pm-4pm Picasso's Gaze in the Empire
Art History talk by Lena Mohamed (ex-Tate Arts Curator)

3:30pm Extract from #colonialheavy
Foyer sofas on Level 4 (overlooking Turbine Hall)
Featuring Anna Lau and screening of Defense of the Jungle

4pm Who gets to change the climate?
Mezzanine Level 1, Turbine Hall
What does it mean to protest at the COP21 Paris Climate Summit, in the face of anti-Muslim racism and Fortress Europe. Ewa Jasiewicz (climate justice campaigner) will delivering this workshop in Arabic, translated by Ibrahim Fakhri (artist).