Artistic lead for the ongoing Clean Shipping Campaign held at the International Maritime Organisation in London. It is here that treaties are made on the shipping industry.
For the last few decades and before, huge cargo vessels have been burning crude oil at the rate of knots (70’000 litres per day per ship) and its seriously ugly business, it is estimated by 2050 to produce 17% of global greenhouse gases. Having made the decision that the IMO and the delegates from 192 countries, can no longer make these decisions behind closed doors, a visual arts troupe, directed by Nicole Caodie, have called upon their humor and humility as Stewards of The Good Ship Paris. A Zero Emissions Vessel of the future in April 2018. As the Siren Dance troupe in 2019 and collaborating with Stand Earth as expeditionary explorers, scientists and polar bears in 2020. Handing out boarding cards with safety instructions for the delegates, highlighted and supported the healthy options for fixing a deal that stays well within the Paris Agreement Climate Treaty. The outcome was optimal with various publications making reference to the performance that occurred outside the IMO building. This type of live performance endeavor goes to show that we need connective aesthetics in helping policy making.