During COP26 in Glasgow we will install NO NEW WORLDS next to the conference
This November, the critically important COP26 takes place in Glasgow. With the eyes of the world on the Clyde, Clyde Docks Preservation Initiative (CDPI) and Still/Moving propose to place an unmissable statement right in front of the delegates and the world’s media, on the site of the Govan Docks, directly opposite the main COP delegate zone.
NO NEW WORLDS is a 70m long sculpture made of 3000 energy efficient LED bulbs. It was installed in Plymouth last year by us, Still/Moving, and was commissioned to mark the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower.
The artwork illuminates the links between climate change and ongoing colonisation. It scrolls through nine randomly generated iterations of the phrase, stating NO, NO WORLD, NEW WORLDS, NO NEW WORLDS, the words calling for us to cherish this world.
We believe it is critical to constantly question the myth of infinite growth on a finite planet, with the exploitation and extraction that has brought us to this pivotal ecological moment.
During the COP26 climate change conference in November this artwork will shine a light on the Clyde, a bright beacon of hope for the future.
For the COP26 Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, we will install the 70m long sculpture NO NEW WORLDS, on the quayside at Govan’s historic A-listed dry docks, right next to the COP Green Zone and opposite the Blue Zone. This site was where hundreds of ships that served the British Empire were once built and repaired. Set within the conflicting legacy of this site, the installation's reflection will shimmer in the water, facing the delegates and the city beyond.
CDPI, the Clyde Docks Preservation Initiative is a social enterprise promoting maritime heritage, sustainable development and sustainable recreation & tourism on the River and Firth of Clyde.