Your shot on climate
Climate change is a challenge for mankind. At the same time, it remains an abstract issue, notably in Europe, as present times matter more than unnoticeable impacts for the future. This project / exhibition intends to increase awareness about climate change by a sensitive way.
A selection of 10 photographs reflects causes and impacts of climate change, suggests solutions. Facing those 10 specific photographs, you are invited in return to respond and submitt your own pictures on this website, until November 2016.
The exhibition will start on April 27th 2016 in Lille (North of France) and will travel in other french cities : it will show the 10 artworks with contributors’ photographs hanged around.
A universel language for a universel challenge
It is obvious now that a massive citizen movement will be needed to preserve a livable planet and to reach the aim of keeping global warming below 2°C. Along with NGO’s and social movements involved, art and culture should be powerful ways. By combining the art of photography and public participation, A Fistful of degrees wants to contribute to this global awarness. with a form of expression that is familiar to all.
A project inspired by others
This project is directly inspired among others by an original one called « Oh Snap ! Your take on our photographs », implemented by Carnegie Museum of Art (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvannia, USA) in 2013. This was a «participatory project that involves online and onsite visitor engagement ». People were invited to submit their own photographic responses (via the web) inspired by one of selected 13 works, recently added to the museum collection.