Using layered, enhanced video and composed audio, the piece takes viewers through several scenes depicting elephants in the past, present and future, including repercussions of current poaching practices – a world without elephants. Although the situation is grim, it’s not too late for concerned conservationists to make a difference. Actionable steps are to refrain from buying ivory and educate friends and family about the ramifications of illegal wildlife trade. Red Ivory expands the pledge campaign SF Zoo began last year to “STOP Ivory Trade”.
A special showing of Red Ivory will play Monday, March 27 at 11:00 am. Artist in Residence Henry Jackson, community leaders, local students and San Francisco Zoological Society supporters will be among the guests in attendance.
This is the second art installation by San Francisco artist Henry Jackson. In 2012, Kingdom Animalia, a large scale video & sound installation, debuted at San Francisco Zoo & Gardens.
Event DetailsWho: Artist in Residence Henry Jackson, community leaders, local students and San Francisco Zoological Society supporters
What: Red Ivory Special Showing
Where: San Francisco Zoo & Gardens, 1 Zoo Road, San Francisco, CA, 94132
When: Monday, April 27, 2017 at 11:00 am
Visuals: Six-minute video depicting the elephant poaching crisis; concerned citizens taking SF Zoo’s pledge to STOP ivory trade; interviews with SF Zoo professionals, supporters, and teen volunteers
How: Contact Rachel Eslick at 559-287-3990 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Upcoming events for planning purposes:Saturday & Sunday, April 1 & 2 – APE-ril Awareness weekend
Saturday & Sunday, April 15 & 16 – Big Bunny’s Spring Fling Easter Egg Hunt
Friday, April 28 – ZooFest 2017: Call of the Wild Gala