Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke to build giant human statue for climate change

Thom Yorke

Thom Yorke has asked fans to help him create a giant human statue this weekend, to highlight climate change (Spinner).

The project is a collaboration with climate activism group 350Earth. One of 16 across the globe, the statue of 11th-century Viking King Kanute will be visible from space.  All 16 will be photographed by satellites on the eve of a United Nations meeting in Cancun, Mexico.

“The plan is to make images visible from the sky, to remind those in Cancun that we are running out of time”, acccording to Radiohead’s website.

The image of Kanute has been designed by Yorke and Stanley Donwood, the man responsible for Radiohead’s cover art.

2000 black-clad volunteers are expected to assemble on Saturday, November 27 at an undisclosed location near Brighton.  To take part, visit 350Earth’s website.


About Tom Jenkins

Deputy Music Editor at Snipe London - Contributor to The 4o5 and Hemma Magazine - Co-founder of LEG GUITAR v TUCKSHOP: EP CLUB
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