Jes Vesconte
Movement Artist and Climate Activist

Art is a way of co-creating communities, collaborations and coalitions for intersectional climate justice and eco liberation. Art can take form in personal passions or cultural traditions, and can stretch from street art to exhibitions, from painting, cooking, acting, movement and music to conceptual pieces and community praxis.

Art is what we make it. Art is what we make together. Art has nothing to do with talent and everything to do with practice. Art is both everyday and extraordinary. Art, in our aesthetic experience of material conditions, social relations and the power of storytelling, is an elementary particle of politics, religions, cultures and communities. Art is the creativity of Earth and ecosystems, generated in the cyclical interwoven dance of life, death, being and otherwise. Art is bodies feeling embodied liberation. Art is how we prefiguratively co-create other worlds that are possible, in the present. As Toni Cade Bambara put it, “the role of the artist is to make revolution irresistible."

Art Pamela EA

Artists dance with silk fans as they join tens of thousands of people in New York City marching to end fossil fuels. New York City, USA, 2023.
Photography By Pamela EA