Moving Climates – Only the beginning
The creative development phase of Moving Climates was a huge success. The project was a cross-disciplinary artistic response to the inner world of scientists working on climate change, in which an actor, a dancer, a digital artist and two composer/musicians created scenes in response to interviews. We held three public showings of the ‘work-in-progress’ performance as part of National Science Week.
The performances were very well attended with near sell out crowds on two out of the three shows. The Q & A sessions after the shows sparked deep discussions and indicated that the work was important and had impact. There was great interest from interviewees and audience members alike to see the work continue.
As a result of the robust discussion director Robin Davidson held a workshop the following weekend to help process emotional responses to climate change. There are plans to hold a longer workshop exploring our feelings about climate change, and how we can harness them to help bring about change. Watch this space for further details.
We would like to thank the ACT Government and Ainslie & Gorman Arts Centres for supporting the project and look forward to the next stage of development.