For the Record: Rendering Climate
by Het Nieuwe Instituut, FIBER

Rendering Climate examined how popular music videos take on urgent environmental issues, and discussed local and global imaginaries and visual communication strategies within artistic practice, activism and journalism. With creative director and musician Tom Burke, writer and activist James Westcott (Extinction Rebellion London) and Jarl Schulp (FIBER). The programme started with a screening of Tom Burke’s music film From Here We Go Extreme (2019). The event was organized in collaboration with FIBER (Cartographies of the Vanishing Now).

Tom Burke
Tom Burke is a musician, creative director and curator of live experiences. He activates new models of collaboration between theatrical, musical, film and political philosophy practices. He has curated and produced live experiences for the British Film Institute, XL Recordings, the British Council and the Dutch National Opera. His band Citizens! rose to fame and toured worldwide including live performances at Glastonbury, South by Southwest, the Pompidou Centre and Palais De Tokyo. Tom often collaborates with his wife Chilean architect Carla Aldunate. They practice between London, Santiago and Amsterdam.
James Westcott
James Westcott teaches at the Architectural Association in London (a unit on re-used materials with the Brussels-based collective Rotor), and he taught a seminar on the Anthropocene at TU Delft. He currently develops film and TV projects for a production company in London, and is also editing Countryside: A Report, by Rem Koolhaas and AMO, to be published by Taschen in 2020. Also with Koolhaas and AMO, he was co-editor of Project Japan (Taschen, 2011), and editor-in-chief of the 2,500-page Elements of Architecture (Taschen, 2018). He is the author of When Marina Abramovic Dies: A Biography (MIT Press, 2010) and his writing on art, architecture and culture has appeared in the Guardian, the New York Times, Aeon, and Salon. He is active with Extinction Rebellion in London.
Melancholic Damage: Rihanna won’t let us feel better about ourselves through her story, and she won’t even say sorry - The New Inquiry
by Robin James