Wednesday, March 15, 2006

An insect art festival!

In May and June the London Wetland Center is going to host the First International Arts Pestival, an event "dedicated to raising awareness of the integral role insects play in the global ecosystem and in all animal societies." Here's their idea:
Through appreciation of "“insects in art and the art of being an insect"”, the Pestival aims to create positive PR for this 400-million-year-old, highly evolved taxon that has had thousands of years of bad press.

We are building up a fantastic programme of talks, demonstrations, workshops, art installations, films, music and performance, fusing art and science to reach out to a broad, interested audience of homo sapien adults and children.
I would so love to go to this! I do have pictures ... too bad it's on the wrong continent.

(via BoingBoing)

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