A physical theatre performance overlaid with pattern projections and music embodying the dynamic relation between climate and humans, in a world beyond 2oC warming.
Directed by Diego Galafassi and Maria Heras.
Performance and choreography Maria Magdalona Beky Winnerstram (Långsjö Teater).
Music composed by Katherine Young, USA
Scientific direction David Tàbara and Kasper Kok
Make-up Flora Velloso (http://www.floravelloso.com)
Light design Ronald Hessman
Art projections from Tone Bjordam and Marten Scheffer’s collaboration “Critical Transitions”. For more information see this website: http://www.tonebjordam.com
Additional projections Diego Galafassi, Felix Pharand-Deschenes in “Climate Change – The State of The Science” (IGBP and Globaia production).
Additional music Marten Scheffer and Arnin Scheidel
High-end climate scenarios (futures where we trespass the 2oC warming threshold) are increasingly more likely. But how would that world look like? Impressions Project is tackling that question through science and participation. We believe the Arts have an important role to play in creating spaces and experiences that support this exploration.
“The Bond You Hold” is a compound process that integrates cutting-edge climate change knowledge through a knitted series of collaborations with an international group of climate and social scientists within EU-funded project Impressions (http://www.impressions-project.eu/) leading to the development of this multi-sensorial physical theatre performance.
Impressions workshops will advance understanding of the implications of high-end climate change and to help decision-makers apply such knowledge within integrated adaptation and mitigation strategies.
Climate change is an environmental, cultural and political phenomenon propelling transformations on ways of thinking about ourselves, our relations to the biosphere and our common futures. We need novel imagery and embodied experiences to find new ways of thinking and acting in relation to climate change.