Early Warning Signs on display at Arcola

In 2016, Arcola is participating in an ongoing art project by British artist Ellie Harrison. Early Warning Signs will be on display outside Arcola throughout 2016.

Initiated at Two Degrees festival in 2011, the project aims to allow the four rotating ‘climate change’ signs Ellie produced for the festival to continue to promote their cause long into the future. The rotating signs, more commonly seen outside car washes and bureaux de change, utilise the brazen marketing techniques of capitalism, not as a tool to sell us more, but as a tool to simply remind us of the consequences of our consumption.

Arcola joins a cohort of arts organisations who have hosted this sign over the last five years, including: Artsadmin in London, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Scotland’s Travelling Gallery, the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) in Glasgow, Spike Island in Bristol. At the end of 2016, the sign will move to a new home for 2017.

Find out more about Arcola’s sustainability work at arcolatheatre.com/green.