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Bristol - Event Notice
Wednesday July 11 2012
Start Time: 07:00 PM
Tar Sands exhibition performance at Cafe Kino
Daniel Balla, from the UK Tar Sands Network will give an impromptu performance in response to Ali Jones' exhibition, 'A Prayer for the Pacific Northwest'. He will also talk about the Tar Sands and possibilities for creative response in Bristol.
Café kino, Stokes Croft, Bristol
Wednesday 11th July 2012 7pm
Daniel Balla is a theatre-maker, activist and educator. he works using a blend of invisible and participatory techniques, stories and poetry. he has been campaigning against the extraction of tar sands since 2009, and is a member of the UK Tar Sands Network.
The UK Tar Sands Network [www.no-tar-sands.org]
The UK Tar Sands Network campaigns in partnership with indigenous communities affected by the tar sands oil developments in Canada. The network targets governments, UK companies, banks and investors operating in the Alberta tar sands.
The UK Tar Sands Network works with climate activists, environmental NGOs, policymakers, student campaigning groups, and anyone else who is concerned about the impacts of Tar Sands. They are also involved with other EU groups to keep Europe out of the world’s most destructive project.
Canada’s Tar Sands are the biggest energy project in the world, currently producing 1.5 million barrels of oil a day. Largely located in Alberta, the Tar Sands deposits are distributed over an area larger than England. The effects of the Alberta Tar Sands on local first nations (indigenous) communities are devastating. Mass deforestation, violation of first nations treatise rights, and the development of toxic tailings ponds so huge that they are visible from space and leak poisons into the local water supply, are some but not all of the terrible consequences of tar sands oil extraction.
'A Prayer for the Pacific Northwest' is a photographic resonse to the industrialised, colonised landscape that Bristolian Ali Jones experienced last year when spending time in Alaska, Yukon and British Columbia (previously Russian Territories - previously populated by the Haida, Tahltan, Tlingit, Tutchone and Others). This is the first time this series of diptychs has been exhibited.
Ali jones is an agent and actor who curates events, creates spectacles and makes things using various media. Recent projects include the 'Guttural Olympiad' redistribution of Olympic P.R. funds, 'Kiss the Chaos' audio essay, and the woodland exodus, 'Everybody'.
Thanks to Photographique on Clare Street for support with the print costs.