Event Details

Climate Refugees

Time: December 14, 2009 from 7pm to 11pm
Location: Copenhagen
Street: Jernbanegade 2
City/Town: Copenhagen
Website or Map: http://www.rahbaek.com/defaul…
Event Type: ducumentary, movie, &, fundraiser
Organized By: The Tonny Sorensen Foundation
Latest Activity: Dec 15, 2009

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Event Description

Rahbek, Michael Nash and Planet Illogica wish to generate attention to climate refugees

Painting donated to help bringing the consequences of global warming into focus

The award-winning filmmaker Michael Nash tells the stories, few other filmmakers would dare use filmstrip for. Monday, December 14, he presents yet another in Dagmar Movie Theatre, Copenhagen, in collaboration with the creative community Planet Illogica. Climate Refugees is a documentary depicting the consequences of the migration of the millions of people who in the years to come will lose their homes to global warming. Is the security of other nations at risk, when these migrants come to claim their right to the parts of the world, which are still liveable?

Rahbek has donated, in cooperation with The Tonny Sorensen Foundation (Los Angeles), a painting to the event. The artwork questions the general Western attitude that we have the undisputed right to resources on our small planet. It portrays the victims of global warming as passive dolls that are unable to do anything but await the next move in the immense political game they are now an involuntary part of. Their crops, livestock and homes are disappearing steadily in favor of remote gourmet experiences, tumble dryers and diesel cars. What will we do when they knock on our doors and hold us responsible? Are we ready to meet and accommodate the millions of people whose fate we are right now causing?

Rahbek combines the politicized energy of street art with a photorealistic attenuation to volume and detail. His paintings balance painterly expression with careful control, inviting dialogue about the constant tension between freedom and repression that dictates political and personal life. Influenced by a wide spectrum of world affairs – from terror to poverty to religion—Rahbek uses his paintings to honestly react to events that catch his interest. He relies on typography, animated mark making, and cultural imagery to open up a conversation with viewers.


Read more about the movie: http://www.climaterefugees.com/

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Comment by Lars Rahbek on December 15, 2009 at 5:35pm
Great movie and great afterparty i Copenhagen
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