Museum of the Moving Image Spectacle is a new exhibit at The Museum of the…
- Posted on Nov 22nd 2010 2:00PM by Brian Voerding
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For the project, Yorke is working with 350 EARTH, an international climate-change activism group. His will be one of 16 statues created around the globe and photographed by satellites on the eve of a United Nations meeting in Cancun, Mexico to discuss an international climate treaty.
"The plan," Yorke wrote on Radiohead's official website, "is to make images visible from the skies
to remind those in Cancun that we are running out of time. We can't keep putting this off."
Yorke's statue will be in honor of King Canute, the 11th-century Viking who ruled England and, according to legend, once set his throne next to the sea to demand that the tides retreat and keep him dry. When the water reached Canute's feet, he declared that even a king's power was no match for nature's eternal laws. Yorke designed the image with longtime collaborator Stanley Donwood, who has created all of Radiohead's album art.
The organization is taking RVSPs for the event through its website. Only thing you have to do is show up at 11am (rain or shine) on Nov. 27 at a yet-undisclosed location near Brighton, clad in black and ready to stand elbow-to-elbow with, well, 1,999 other people.