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Climate Century

 

A festival of climate change art for the 21st century: three weeks of performances, installations, talks, workshops and special events in Port Adelaide.

Climate Century is a major public program featuring eight new works by Australian artists who are at the centre of exploring climate change.

Global climate scientists agree we have past the tipping point of climate change; it could no longer be considered a crisis but instead a condition. Living with, and surviving, this condition is the great experimental challenge of our times and our planet, culturally and scientifically.

Climate Century offers surprising and profound art works exploring grief, survival, and reinvention in the 21st century. Each of the artworks grapple with preposterous pasts and futures; they expand on practices of memorialisation and speculative thinking; they are funny, playful, moving, sad, accessible, fierce and brave.

Climate Century is presented in Port Adelaide across three weeks, at Vitalstatistix’s home, the Waterside Workers Hall, on and around the Port River, and at the iconic Hart’s Mill. The public program has something for everyone – live art, dance, music, video and sculptural installations, and a series of talks, workshops and very special events.

FULL PROGRAM LAUNCHED LATE AUGUST


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This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

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Winter Witches

Sentients

In the absence of known eulogies for animals slaughtered in environmentally impacting commercial industries in Australia and globally, Sentients is a live song-based performance inspired by a desire to honour the lives of animal species killed worldwide for food.

Copyright © Charles Tambiah (All rights reserved - Worldwide).

James Batchelor and Collaborators

Deepspace

Deepspace is a mesmerising, intimate performance about our curiosity for the unknown. Beautifully celebrating the intersections of art and science, Deepspace studies the processes of searching for, collecting and ordering information that we use to understand the universe.

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Latai Taumoepeau

WAR DANCE OF THE FINAL FRONTIER

Pacific communities and nations are on the frontline of climate change – its effects and its resistance. War Dance of the Final Frontier powerfully and poetically evokes this post-colonial resistance to an underwater threat, tentacular histories in tow.

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Pony Express

RAFT OF THE MEDUSA

Dive into an experimental conversation about survival. Can humans adapt to the ocean, collaborate with marine life and create new, water-based organisational structures to weather the inevitable? And what has Celine Dion got to do with this?

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Emily Parsons-Lord

THEN LET US RUN (THE SKY IS FALLING)

What happens when humans can imagine and build a new environment? Will it be one modelled on previously held ideas of what ‘nature’ looks and feels like?

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James Dodd

River Cycle

River Cycle is an experiment in invention and adaptation. James Dodd has grafted a bicycle to the ubiquitous tinny, producing a cobbled together watercraft. This object, a working sculpture, will be the central facilitator and discussion point for a series of real and rhetorical journeys exploring speculative sustainable technology and everyday creativity.