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Sonia Boyce and Loraine Leeson at DE:AD:LI:NE Festival
4-6 Dec, Tate Modern

Sonia Boyce and Loraine Leeson at DE:AD:LI:NE Festival

Sonia Boyce and Loraine Leeson will present as part of the DE:AD:LI:NE Festival, a public but unauthorised programme at Tate Modern, including video installations, poetry, gallery tours, pop-up theatre, kids creative workshops, artist debates and seedbombing in the Turbine Hall to launch Tate’s deadline year to come off fossil fuels.

As negotiators and the media descend on Paris to discuss planetary deadlines, the Festival will explore how culture in London interacts with the climate crisis. Artists, journalists, politicians and academics will debate London’s role as a city of fossil fuels, and the responsibility of culture to drive a rupture with business as usual.

Deadline Festival will interrogate power and ask how we can break with our colonial legacy, create a society beyond neoliberalism and move beyond fossil fuels to democratic and sustainable energy. It is the first in a series of public events throughout Tate’s final year of sponsorship by BP.

Loraine Leeson will be presenting her Active Energy project as part of the London: Capital / Climate / Culture panel at the Deadline festival organized by Platform, Liberate Tate and Art Not Oil to launch Tate’s deadline year to come off fossil fuels. Other speakers on the panel include Doreen Massey (Emeritus Professor, Soundings Journal / Kilburn Manifesto) and Selina Nwulu (London Young Poet Laureate 2016).