The University of Reading, with Reading Thames Festival, have co-commissioned a new live performance work by artist Janine Harrington, ‘never closer to midnight’: a meditative, rhythmic outdoor live art installation, exploring our felt sense of urgency in the face of climate change. The project draws inspiration from the Doomsday Clock imagined by scientists in 1947 to convey threats to humanity and the earth, and Janine has drawn on conversations with a number of researchers at the University in creating the piece.
More information about the piece and about Janine is here: http://www.janineharrington.com/never-closer-to-midnight and here: https://blogs.reading.ac.uk/arts/never-closer-to-midnight-live-performance-26-september/
The work will premiere on 26 September on campus and in town.
- 1pm and 3pm, Palmer Quad, Whiteknights Campus
- 6pm, Forbury Gardens
FREE. The work lasts approximately 1 hour; drop in at any point.