A Good Climate for Business
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From 12-18 June 2011, Ellie Harrison was resident artist at Artsadmin’s Two Degrees festival. Responding to the themes of ‘art and activism, climate and cuts’ she developed two new projects for the festival: the first Work-a-thon for the Self-Employed took place on Monday 13 June and was an attempt to set a new world record for the most self-employed people working together in the same place at the same time, over the course of a normal 9-to-5 day. The second was a research project under the banner of ‘A Good Climate for Business’ which aimed to explore the relationship between capitalism and climate change and resulted in the development of her Early Warning Signs project.
In this guest post on Artsonline, she aims to provide a context for these works by summarising her thoughts in the run-up to the festival and showing how they developed in response to the week’s events.
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