Early Warning Signs

Space Station Sixty-Five are hosting Ellie Harrisonís Early Warning Signs project for the whole of 2013.


About the Project


The Early Warning Signs project was one of the outcomes of
Ellie Harrisonís period as artist-in-residence at Two Degrees
festival: a week of Ďart and activism, climate and cutsí, which
took place at Artsadmin in London from 12 - 18 June 2011.
A series of four of these signs were produced for the festival
and displayed for its duration outside Artsadmin on Londonís
Commercial Street. They aimed to act as beacons for Two
Degrees - utilising the brazen marketing techniques of
capitalism, not as a tool to sell us more, but as a tool to simply
remind us of the consequences of our consumption.
Whilst in residence, Ellie Harrison began to acknowledge
the contradiction inherent in producing such material-heavy
permanent signs for the sake of a one-week festival, especially
one that was meant to be addressing issues of sustainability.
By the end of Two Degrees, it seemed vital for the festivalís and
the artistís integrity, that the four signs be allowed to continue
to promote their cause long into the future.
And so the Early Warning Signs project was born. In the spirit
of her new mantra Ďreduce, reuse, recycle your artí and in an
attempt to address the responsibility the contemporary artist
should have to the objects she produces, Ellie Harrison decided
to become the facilitator of this lifelong project to continue to
tour the four signs to different public locations.

For more information about Ellie and this project please visit:
www.ellieharrison.com/earlywarningsigns



Early Warnings Signs at SS65

Early Warnings Signs at SS65