Exist, Flourish, Evolve
MOCA Cleveland
13 February 2024 - 14 June 2024

moca is working with Cleveland-raised artist andrea bowers on a large-scale campaign—Exist, Flourish, Evolve—to build awareness and action around the dangers facing Lake Erie and all of the Great Lakes ecosystems. For several years, Bowers has been collaborating with the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF) and activist Tish O’Dell, who assisted community-led legislation for the Lake Erie Bill of Rights (LEBOR) in Toledo, Ohio. This is the first Rights of Nature law recognizing the rights of a specific ecosystem in the United States. moCa will present a new film and works in relation to this project, alongside a series of public programs inviting audiences to engage with local climate and environmental concerns and community issues together.