The Santa Fe Art Institute, in coordination with Bill McKibben’s 350.org, is spearheading the New Mexico FLASH FLOOD for a living river project, which is one of five U.S. sites out of 18 global locations. Joining forces with an incredible list of more than 40 community partners, the SFAI is recruiting 3,000 community members to carry and flip blue-painted recycled cardboard to compose a visual FLASH FLOOD in the dry bed of the Santa Fe River, which has been designated as one of America’s most endangered rivers. The art action and aerial design will be visible and documented from outer space via satellite, from the air by award- winning cinematographer Doug Crawford, and from the ground by still cameras, video cameras, and thousands of individual cell phones and cameras. The FLASH FLOOD satellite images will be projected worldwide alongside the 17 other global aerial designs as part of the Cancun Climate Change Summit, November 29 – December 10, 2010.
When: November 20, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Where: Santa Fe River in between the Caja Del Oro Grant and San Ysidro river crossings
MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN OUR COMMUNITY- MAKE ART!
Contribute to a local and global dialogue and solidarity movement around climate change issues by participating on Nov 20.
Human-induced climate change is well-studied and documented and is a result, in large part, of burning of fossil fuels. Major impacts on human health in New Mexico have already been observed and, as warming progresses, they will likely increase. Some of the most profound changes are concerned with water, which is certainly scarce and precious here already. Because New Mexico relies heavily on snowpack for its snow-fed rivers, water stress will endanger ecosystems, economies, physical and mental health.