Monday, November 22, 2010
[pitchfork.com] Like many reasonable people, Thom Yorke is wary about the prospect of climate change and its effects on future generations of people living on this earth. And now he's taking on the issue through 350 Earth, a global art project aimed at creating "massive public art installations... large enough to be seen from space," according to their site.
Yorke's looking for 2,000 people to help him make a huge human "King Cnut type image" in Brighton, England on the morning of November 27, as he writes via Radiohead's blog Dead Air Space. (King Canute was the Norse king who haplessly tried to control the waves and is pictures on the cover of Yorke's solo album, The Eraser.) Register to be a part of the action HERE.
The 350 Earth project is going down around the world in preparation for the next United Nations Climate Change Conference, which is to be held in Cancun, Mexico, November 29 through December 10.
In other Yorke news, his band Radiohead "haven't quite finished" their new album and aren't planning a tour yet, according to a note written by guitarist Jonny Greenwood on November 12. "in the studio at the moment," he continued. "The plan is to have no plan until the record is finished."
Posted by Dan Goldin at 6:42 PM