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Michael Pinsky’s 'Plunge' nominated for the 2013 Climate Week Awards

Date uploaded: February 20, 2013

Michael Pinsky’s Plunge has been nominated for the 2013 Climate Week Awards. The award is being judged by a panel which includes The Rt Hon John Gummer, Lord Deben, Chair of the UK Government’s Committee on Climate Change, Met Office Chief Scientist Professor Julia Slingo, environmentalist Tony Juniper, former President of Ireland and UN Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson and Dale Vince of Ecotricity.

Plunge was launched on 7th February and lasted for 26 days. The work invited visitors to look forward to the year 3012. Plunge consisted of a string of low energy blue LED lights which were wrapped around three of London's iconic monuments: the Seven Dials Sundial Pillar; the Duke of York Column; and Paternoster Square Column. The work marked a time, 1000 years in the future, when the effects of climate change have completely transformed the London we know today, with sea level rises changing the city beyond recognition. The neon blue line predicted water level rises for the next 1000 years.

Plunge is a finalist in the Best Artistic Response category and the winner will be announced on March 4th, the launch of the Climate Week 2013. Climate Week is a national occasion that offers an annual renewal of our ambition and confidence to combat climate change. The Climate Week Awards recognise the most inspirational and impressive actions taking place in every sector of society.

Plunge was co-produced by LIFT and Artsadmin as part of Imagine 2020. The project was funded by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, the European Culture Programme, Trust Greenbelt and the Big Give, and created in partnership with Royal Parks, Seven Dials Trust and Paternoster Square Management Limited.

Click here for more information on the LIFT website.