MSLK’s Watershed Featured Art at Worldwide Green Movie Premiere!

Monday night saw Watershed, MSLK’s eco-art installation, exhibited as the featured artwork at the “green-carpet” premiere of The Age of Stupid, a drama-documentary-animation hybrid about the last person alive in the year 2055, watching archive footage from 2008 and asking: why didn’t we stop climate change when we had the chance?

This was a zero-emissions event, relying on solar panels and human energy from bicycles. The event was digitally broadcast to over 700 theaters all around the world, and featured guests such as Kofi Annan, Gillian Anderson, a live performance by Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and satellite links to scientists working in the  Indonesian Rainforest and at the melting glaciers in the Himalayas. Earlier in the day, Moby performed his hit “Trouble So Hard” in front of Watershed along with a team of cyclists whose legs provided the power for the performance.

This premiere was timed to coincide with New York’s Climate Week, and to focus attention on the critical decisions which need to be made for the upcoming UN Climate talks in Copenhagen.

We were truly honored to have been part of this amazing event, especially as the director and producer made special mention of Watershed’s message: that the 1500 water bottles on display represented one second of U.S. consumption — a message which resonated well with the film’s cautionary tale of mindless over-consumption.

Click below for some picture highlights…

Watershed at dusk at the end of the green carpet. The security was tight, due to the celebrities as well as the activists.

Moby performing in front of Watershed

Gillian Anderson showing a reporter her support for the 10:10 movement

Finally, Sheri and I take a moment to pose. Note our own water droplets…

A solar panel  being installed.

Watershed bathed in eco-friendly LED lights…

Dutch Minister of the Environment Jacqueline Cramer poses in front of Watershed