Anyone walking down Northampton's Guildhall Road this January may have noticed the bright and bold spinning street sign bearing a message 'CLIMATE CHANGE' or perhaps 'CHANGE CLIMATE'.
The sign is one of a series of Early Warning Signs by Glasgow-based artist Ellie Harrison. NN Contemporary Art is one of four venues across the UK hosting the signs throughout 2015. The rotating sign can be seen outside the front windows of NN during opening hours as it responds to the shifting weather conditions.
This on-going project was initiated at Two Degrees Festival in 2011 to 'promote' the issue of climate change and the consequences of excessive consumption. Mimicking signs you might find outside a garage or Bureau de Change, the bright and bold signs are trying to grab the attention of passers-by, but instead of trying to sell you something they are placed there as a playful yet stark reminder of the consequences of excessive consumption.
For more information about the project please ask for a leaflet at the front desk or visit Ellie Harrison's website: ellieharrison.com/earlywarningsigns
For further information about NN visit: nncontemporaryart.org