Sunday 28th June
PERFORMANCE NIGHT: Oil, politics, poetry by Platform with Transition Durham
7.30pm at EMPTY SHOP HQ 35c Framwellgate Bridge, DH1 4SJ www.emptyshop.org
Platform, Transition Durham and Metaceptive invite you to a special event for 2015 connecting County Durham with Ogoniland in the Niger Delta.
Silence Would Be Treason: Between Nigeria and here by Platform www.platformlondon.org
It is 20 years since the executions of Nigerian writer and campaigner Ken Saro-Wiwa and 8 Ogoni colleagues for protesting against oil pollution by Shell and others.
Shell still haven’t cleaned up 60 years of devastated soil and rivers. Campaigner Jane Trowell from Platform and performance poets Sai Murray and Selina Nwulu share their work on environmental justice through video, music, poetry and slides. They encourage you to ‘get the Bus to Nigeria’ to force change to happen.
+ De-Oiling Durham by Transition Durham www.transitiondurham.org.uk
Screening of a film documenting their work to reduce Durham’s oil and fossil dependency plus live poetry from Mika Laiho and a discussion about local activism. Transition Durham, part of the Transition Network, is about transitioning our local community to a more resilient state in the context of climate change, resource scarcity and economic insecurity.
Mon 29th June
‘EXIT’ film by Diller Scofidio + Renfro (USA): Screening + panel discussion
6.30pm at Appleby Theatre, Geography West Building, Durham University, Stockton Road, Durham DH1 3LE www.dur.ac.uk
EXIT is digital film-art that interprets climate migration data, widely recognised as a key work addressing the theme of climate change and migration. Created by Diller Scofidio + Renfro (USA) with collaborators Laura Kurgan and Marc Hansen. Free public tickets available online at www.exitfilm.eventbrite.co.uk . A part of the ‘Human Migration & Environment’ conference www.durhamconference.eu
Diller Scofidio + Renfro are an interdisciplinary New York studio integrating visual art, architecture, performance www.dsrny.com . The work was commissioned by Fondation Cartier (France) www.fondation.cartier.com .