MANIFESTO* // 2022 - Collusion

MANIFESTO* // 2022

An arts-led, climate futures project, made by young people for the town of King’s Lynn. Part of the GAME ON trilogy of projects.


MANIFESTO* // 2022

MANIFESTO* (March – May 2022) will work with young people to create a climate change manifesto for the town, engaging with a range of artists and experts to inform the process. The manifesto will be realised as a series of artworks that will be shown across the town-centre in May 2022. It will be a positive, future focused statement for King’s Lynn led by the people who climate change most impacts – young people, which we hope will be very much supported by the people with the power to initiate change in public and private businesses and institutions across the area. 

The artistic vision for the project is being lead by internationally acclaimed music performance art collective Klanghaus Neutrinos, who will deliver the final parade and show on May 13. Leading up to this, there will be a three-month programme of FREE ACTIVITIES* that enlist young people to co-create art as a positive response to climate change.  All the outcome will be revealed within a town-wide exhibition, running from 14 to 31 May as part of Norfolk & Norwich Festival.

Working with young people we will create major new projections, audio trails, interactive posters/walls, music videos, discussions (aka A Respectful Conversation) – all feeding into the production of a written manifesto that will be supported by an innovative real-time system for gathering, analysing and understanding what large groups of people think in their own words. For the full list of activities and to sign up visit the project website (launching 01 March).

Goals: to create connection, provoke conversation, exchange ideas, and amplify youth voices while learning marketable skills and having huge fun in hands-on, innovative art-making experiences!

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 seek to establish King’s Lynn as a national centre of excellence for cultural innovation in interactive, town-scale projection based artworks. The previous two projects were: DRAWDOWN (October 2020 & November 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 the King’s Lynn of 2225 to discover what happened in 2021 to reverse the effects of climate change. The delivery partners for MANIFESTO are Arts Council England, the New Anglia LEP, Norfolk & Norwich Festival, Norfolk County Council, and PEACH West Norfolk. 

Artists

Klanghaus Neutrinos


Karen Frances Eng


John Kramarchuk


Sa'adiah Khan


Pasco-Q Kevlin


Lucy Farrant


Associates

  • The Workshop King's Lynn

Partners

  • Arts Council England
  • Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk
  • Peach West Norfolk
  • Norfolk & Norwich Festival
  • New Anglia LEP
  • Norfolk County Council