Eden Project Collaboration
An exciting collaboration bringing Cape Farewell’s experiences in the Arctic and the Andes to Cornwall, growing artworks up and out of the Eden Project site.
“To face the challenges ahead we need the best of our imagination and creativity, our technology and science, our humanity and vision. There are many synergies between the Cape Farewell and Eden Projects: both care deeply about our planet and look for ways to work with artists, scientists, educators, communicators and people from all walks of life to help create a brighter future. We like to show what individuals can achieve by working together and with the grain of nature. The Cape Farewell project is a wonderful example of how to explore issues and initiate discussions around climate change in an engaging, compelling and moving way, which is also positive and forward thinking.”Tim Smit, CEO Eden Project
The Cape Farewell | Eden Project Collaboration is an exciting venture which brings Cape Farewell’s experiences in the Arctic and the Andes to Cornwall. At the same time the collaboration grows artworks up and out of the site.
In 2007, Cape Farewell was invited by Peter Hampel, Creative Director at Eden, to help imagine how the Eden environment could be brought to life in new, art led and climate focused ways. Since then, site wide sound and visual installations have been presented at Eden, offering surprising encounters and unusual experiences to the visitor. Comic and musical performances have been given in the Mediterranean Biome and an exhibition about the Cape Farewell expeditions has been shown in the Core Building. Cape Farewell aims to stimulate fresh thinking about our future and its work is central to the Eden Project’s Climate Change programmes.
Slow Art Programme
The Cape Farewell | Eden Project Collaboration is part funded by Arts Council England South West. This funding has made possible the Slow Art Programme, a quietly revolutionary research programme in which artists are invited to set their own frameworks and to work according to their own and the Eden site’s natural rhythms. Supported by Eden staff, ideas grow organically and as research begins to bear fruit, projects are brought into the public events programme.