The second day of the Green Events Conference was filled with many more interesting topics. We heard about how to avoid disposable plastics, the creative work done with upcycling methods and tackling the biggest environmental challenge at festivals: waste left behind in the camping areas. If you have missed the first past of our conference recap, be sure to read it on our blog, as well.
Can we avoid plastics?
Claire O’Neil from the A Greener Festival Initiative kicked off the day by introducing us to the enormous impact of plastic pollution on our planet by showing us the shockingly sad short film below.
We believe that festivals are a great place to rediscover a life without disposable plastics. Fact is, that majority of plastics at festivals and otherwise get used only once. Often only a few minutes later they land in the trash or on the camping site. Think of all the plastic cups, bottles, cutlery and the one-way-everything you take to festivals or use in your everyday life. How can they be avoided?
Since we could not bring any proper video-equipment to the Burning Man Festival we are happy that other burners did. It is really hard to put this experience into words, pictures or videos. This is a collection of moving images that give us goosebumps:
During our visit to the Reload Festival in Sulingen (where we put up our Falafel Monster) we have asked some visitors what festivals means to them. Watch the video below to grasp a little bit of the atmosphere from the festival-summer 2013:
Finally finished the video of our little projection-mapping installation. Which has been showcased during a light-themed exhibition at the University of the Arts in Bremen.
“The totem, as a representation of the space you’re currently in, communicates with the help of its own language. Movement inside the totems area, generates a language different than ours. Color and sound comments current behavior and creates constantly different impressions of time and space.
An interactive installation combining projection mapping, generative graphics and sounds. Body recognition via Kinect.”
These are the first five minutes of the piece “Wheeled” for five bicycles and various percussive equipment, written by Matthias Kaul, a german composer, performed by the Frantic Percussion Ensemble, a group of young instrumentalists with a focus on contemporary music from northern Germany.
We collaborated with Michael Ibrahim Heins. We were responsible for the camera, lighting and editing. Audiowise the shooting and editing of this project was really demanding.