A simple guide
Our climate-wrecking, sea-level-raising nemeses at BP have decided, in their wisdom, to sponsor the “Sunken Cities” exhibition at the British Museum. The British Museum, in a similar moment of clever, irony-free thinking, have agreed to let them do it.
As part of the exhibition, they’ve set up one of those comedy face-hole board thingies like you see at the beach (or to give it the correct title – as we’re sure you know – a cut-out photo-board with comic foreground):
This got us thinking. We’ve already gone along to the museum to have a word about the horrible inappropriateness of the exhibition sponsor, and some other people have too. But this latest family-fun-themed addition to the exhibition might just be the perfect opportunity for everyone else to have a say as well. Including you.
Yesterday, we visited the museum to make this simple photo guide:
How to stop BP from sponsoring the British Museum, using a cut-out photo-board with comic foreground. And your face.
1) Go to the British Museum. It’s the big building on Great Russell Street in London with all the old stuff in it. Map here.
2) Bring some eyeliner pencils (available at any ethical non-animal-tested make-up shop).
6) Take a picture to reflect your feelings about the fact that an oil company responsible for billions of tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions and that actively lobbies against clean energy is sponsoring an exhibition about cities sinking into the sea:
11) Ah, close enough…
15) Or you might just want to leave it on and have a stroll round the museum…
17) Or some subversive posing: 18) Job done! Now all you need to do is share the photos at www.stopBPwithyourface.tumblr.com, or email them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll share them for you. Include your name and the date you did it so we can share that too 🙂
Come on everyone! What else were you going to use your face for today anyway?