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Can Art Save the Planet?

Episode 4 of 5

Shahidha Bari teams up with artists, poets, comics and musicians to investigate the role that the arts can play in exploring and processing the threat to our planet from catastrophic climate change.

Shahidha Bari teams up with artists, poets, comics and musicians to investigate the role that the arts can play in exploring and processing the most challenging crisis of our times: the threat to our planet from catastrophic climate change.

Shahidha meets Antony Gormley at his Norfolk studio to find out how his work has engaged with the climate crisis and to discuss how the global art industry can lower its carbon footprint. She also visits poet and performer Kae Tempest to talk about their new album and the ways in which music and poetry can help us to process life’s pressures.

From Toronto, The Weather Station’s Tamara Lindeman shares a special performance of a track from her recent album, which explores the emotional fallout from the damage we’ve inflicted on the natural world. Finally, to debate what happens when art meets science, Shahidha gets together with writer and curator Ekow Eshun, artist Alberta Whittle and comedian and environmental economist Matt Winning.

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Presenter Shahidha Bari
Director Charlie Sever
Series Producer Catherine Abbott
Executive Producer Tanya Hudson

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