The Gluts The Gluts Go To Copenhagen (2009)
HD Video, 37 minutes, colour, sound
In December 2015, thousands of civilian activists, climate based foundations and NGO’s will descend on Paris for COP21 – the 21st United Nations conference on climate change. To coincide with the conference and related events we are screening ‘The Gluts Go To Copenhagen’, a short documentary made during a previous climate change summit, COP15, which took place in Copenhagen in December 2009.
This film is about ‘The Gluts’, an environmentally crusading girl-band comprising Gina Birch, Kaffe Matthews and Hayley Newman. The Gluts formed in 2009 to write ‘Café Carbon’, sixteen songs about food and climate, which they took to the Copenhagen Climate summit (COP15) in December 2009, adding their voices to other concerned citizens urging governments around the world to take action on climate change.
The Gluts comprises Gina Birch, Kaffe Matthews and Hayley Newman. Gina Birch is a musician, filmmaker and founder member of legendary feminist bands The Raincoats and Red Crayola, who work with Art & Language. Kaffe Matthews is a sound artist, composer and founder of the Bicrophonic Research Institute (BRI) a group that makes sound and music to be triggered and played by you the cyclist. Hayley Newman is an artist, member of Liberate Tate and author of Common, a novella written in her role as self-appointed artist-in-residence in the City of London.
LADA Screens is a series of free, online screenings of seminal performance documentation, works to camera, short films/video and archival footage. It is part of Live Online, LADA’s dedicated space where you can watch short videos and films drawn from LADA’s Study Room or generated through our programmes and initiatives.
Each screening will be available to view for a limited time only, and selected screenings will be launched with a live event at the White Building in Hackney Wick, London. Online art magazine, thisistomorrow will also feature the films on their website for the duration of the screenings.
NB: There is no launch event for this LADA Screens screening.
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