Send your message to COP 26
World leaders will be gathering at COP 26 in Glasgow this November, and we want them to hear the voices and concerns of our community on the Climate Emergency.
We have been working with residents and Art and Energy CIC to explore our relationship with energy, and its effect on the world around us. We are taking this fantastic partnership to the next level, to create a work of art that will send a message from the South West to decision makers in Scotland, as they meet to discuss how to tackle climate change.
The UN Climate Change Conference, COP 26, is taking place this year and we think it's the perfect opportunity to let World Leaders hear our voices. Throughout 2020 thousands of people will join us building an artwork called Moths to a Flame, which will be installed at the Kibble Palace, at Glasgow's Botanic Gardens during the conference. It will be an immersive visual and audio experience that will symbolise the communities willingness to respond to the climate emergency, our awareness of the consequences of inaction and the importance of individuals coming together to make positive change.
Moths to a Flame
Our renewable art and light installation Moths to a Flame is an allegory for our behaviour around energy - that we are drawn to it but are being harmed by it.
The installation will feature 2,020 beautiful paper moths, each carrying a personal message urging more action on the climate. The moths have laser cut wooden bodies that represent our native species, and parchment wings decorated in ink and UV paint, revealed under black light.
The moths will be suspended in flight, and when immersed in the hanging moths, recordings of your thoughts on the Climate Emergency will be played.
You can take part
We want to involve the wider community in our innovative and creative ways to address the Climate Emergency. There are lots of ways to get involved in this project:
- Make a moth - Come to one of our moth making events or get a moth making pack though our CrowdFunder
- Record your message for COP 26
- Sponsor or host a moth making event - We can provide a moth making box or we can deliver moth making sessions
- Support our CrowdFunder launching at the end of March
- Volunteer your time or expertise to join the Art and Energy Collective and help us make a real impact