Thom Yorke to recreate King Canute tale for environmental organisation

He's asked for 2,000 volunteers to help

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Radiohead‘s Thom Yorke has teamed up with the band’s sleeve designer Stanley Donwood to try and create a human sculpture in Brighton next Saturday (November 27).

Yorke revealed the project, which is a collaboration with climate campaign organisation 350 Earth, on [a]Radiohead[/a]’s website, Radiohead.com/deadairspace.

He wrote a message in an attempt to recruit “2,000 people who want to be part of [a] human King Canute [the Viking king who, legend has it, tried to stop the tide] type image facing the sea that is visible from space” at 11am (GMT) next Saturday. The exact location of the meet-up is yet to be announced.

As outlined on Earth.350.org, the first 2,000 people to RSVP to the request will be guaranteed a spot in the sculpture. Those taking part have been asked to wear black and dress warmly.

A message on the site explains: “Please also note that we will create the human sculpture even if it rains and is stormy, since weather is a central character in this art piece. Yes, this sounds mad but since we’re recreating the story of King Canute it works.”

See Earth.350.org for more information.

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