Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 9am
Meeting location near 4 Embarcadero Ctr, San Francisco, CA 94111-5900
Join Miami-based artist Alessandra Mondolfi and 100 Days Action in the creative action, “Our Future Is Renewable” at the “California: Rise for Climate, Jobs, & Justice” march in San Francisco!
- dressing in all white
- carrying one of the props for the duration of the event
- marching as a group in a choreographed manner (ie the wind turbines would be all together and march in between 2 groups of 15 solar panels each with the text banner behind the group).
This project consists of 15 wind turbines that are kinetic (wind activated), 30 solar panels with subtle messages on them and a text banner. We need 50 volunteers to bring this action to life!
The march begins at 10 am but we will meet an hour earlier (9 am) at a location TBD to distribute the props, go over the details, take a group shot and then march together as a group to the starting point of the event.
With the banner, the solar panels and the wind turbines, the project would read, at first glance, as a climate/environmental statement in support of 100% renewable energy.
As the march is also about jobs and justice, the subtle messages/slogans on the solar panels would, upon closer inspection, address a variety of social issues in addition to the environmental ones. Topics would include: fracking, immigration reform, gun reform, offshore drilling, racial bias, freedom of the press, fossil fuel dependency, LGBTQ rights, voting, clean water, reproductive autonomy, etc.
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To participate please sign up via Eventbrite! Alessandra will contact you for confirmation and will provide details as we get closer to the date.
Let’s rise together for environmental, racial and economic justice for ALL!
A million thanks and we look forward to marching with you.
From the Artist
I am a Miami based artist who has been creating “Props for Protest” which, have been activated in numerous street marches/protests/rallies by performing artful protest actions. My goal has been to create simple, powerful and effective visuals to support and bring awareness to the many social and environmental issues that concern me. To perform actions which will translate into images that support these causes. I believe that now, more than ever, when we are constantly bombarded with information and our attention spans are minimal, the power of image to broadcast our message is critical.
I also feel that at the marches, protests and rallies, the actions bring people together to make a visual statement. They foster connections among the participants who frequently do not not know each other. In these divisive times it is crucial to foster solidarity, dialogue and community in order to make progress on the very real threats that our planet and country are facing. Marching together forms powerful and meaningful bonds among people as well as generates a sense of empowerment.
Should you be interested, you can see images of my work and follow the progress of the fabrication of the props at https://www.instagram.com/alessandramondolfi/