Published: Wednesday, 9th March 2022
Published on behalf of Collusion.
Calling King’s Lynn’s artistic & creative young people: Join MANIFESTO* to be part of making a major new town-wide, multimedia art project about our climate future.
ALERT! Collusion (REVEAL, DRAWDOWN) are back in King’s Lynn to launch another ambitious public art project and are looking for young artists and creatives to work with them to create the artworks.
Titled MANIFESTO*, the project seeks young people aged 11 to 25 to create a climate change manifesto for the town. Young people will work alongside artists and experts in activities and discussions that will result in a series of artworks – a music video, outdoor projections, audio trails, interactive installations, a parade, a big show at the Corn Exchange and a town-wide exhibition – all free for the public to experience across the centre of King’s Lynn from March through May 2022.
The artistic vision for the project is led by internationally acclaimed musical performance art collective Klanghaus Neutrinos, who will perform live on 13 May at the Corn Exchange.
All the activity will feed into the production of a written manifesto – a process facilitated by a digital tool that will help young people express and vote on their ideas. The goal: a positive, future-focused statement for King’s Lynn led by young people. We hope they’ll be supported by people with the power to initiate change in public and private institutions and businesses in and around King’s Lynn.
To see and sign up for the full list of FREE activities starting in early March and running through May, visit manifestokl.com. Signups have just opened and places are limited – so young people are encouraged to register interest ASAP to avoid disappointment.
- Klanghaus Neutrinos: “Having taken our sound-and-senses show in complete darkness, Darkroom, to the UN Climate Conference COP26 in November 2021, we were determined to somehow connect with young people and share and grow new ideas together. MANIFESTO* appeared and we jumped on board. Can’t wait to play!
- Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk: Cllr Paul Kunes, Cabinet Member for Environment, said: “This is a creative way to support the Borough Council’s declaration of a climate emergency. I’m pleased to see young people in King’s Lynn involved as they will be affected the most by climate change. This activity reinforces the second phase of the Borough Council climate change strategy, which is to influence in helping reduce carbon emissions across West Norfolk.”
- Collusion: “Collusion are super excited to be working on this ambitious project for the town, particularly as we’ll be working closely with so many creative young people, uncovering future talent and supporting them on their path to developing careers in the creative sector.”
MANIFESTO* is the third project in the climate-themed GAME ON series led by Collusion for the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk, which seeks to establish King’s Lynn as a national centre of excellence for cultural innovation in interactive, townscale, projection-based artworks. The previous two projects were: DRAWDOWN (Oct 2020 & Nov 2021), a large-scale projection project by Ben Sheppee that considers potential solutions to reverse global warming, and THE INTERGALACTIC HANSEATIC LEAGUE (October 2021), a sci-fi time travel adventure that engaged 25+ artists, and 850+ children & young people in helping people from King’s Lynn 2225 discover what happened in 2021 to reverse the effects of climate change.
MANIFESTO* is produced by Collusion, supported by Arts Council England, Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk, New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (NALEP), Norfolk Norwich Festival, Norfolk County Council, and PEACH West Norfolk.