Over the past several years we have witnessed examples of how fracking (hydraulic fracturing) can potentially cause a lot of harm to people and the environment. The Borderbend Arts Collective is inviting artists to contribute works in response to fracking. We are looking for:
Borderbend has collaborated with many artists and organizations -- to present dynamic arts initiatives via performance, online and other platforms. "Silent Spring" at 50, Charles Mingus at 90, Bloomsday 2012 & "Ulysses" 90th are several such examples. WTF 2013 follows in this tradition.
In particular, WTF 2013 continues some themes that were explored in "Silent Spring" at 50; many people have asserted that some of the same kinds of problems that Rachel Carson exposed in her masterpiece Silent Spring are still present with us today -- including persistent denials that humans have caused environmental problems (climate change, destruction of the Mississippi Delta by oil exploration, dangers regarding fracking, etc.), attacks on scientific evidence that oppose corporate interests, and so on.
WTFrack 2013 contributions will appear in online media galleries, and contributions will also be part of an Eighth Annual Chicago Calling Arts Festival event that happens in Gary, Indiana.
Please send us an email, with "WTFrack 2013" in the subject line, to find out more. There may be a standalone website for this project, but this media gallery is here for now...
Click here for more info about WTFrack 2013.