Winter Witches


Climate Century commission

The farming of animals for food is accepted as among the largest contributors to climate change; conversely, choosing to not consume animals is one of the more significant choices an individual can make to reduce their carbon footprint. And yet many of us continue to consume animals, contributing to enormous cruelty alongside global warming, in the face of evidence.

In the absence of known eulogies and memorials for individual animals slaughtered in environmentally impacting commercial industries in Australia and globally, Climate of Cruelty will face the evidence by commemorating the lives of animal species killed worldwide for food.

A live sound performance/installation, Climate of Cruelty will honour the animals that have suffered for our desires. It is a cry for animals, for nature, for change. It is a break in the silence of a world in crisis.

Creative team

Jason Sweeney (director, co-composer, performer), Em König (writer, co-composer, performer), Geoff Cobham (lighting designer), Jennifer Greer Holmes (creative producer)

Creative Producer: Jennifer Greer Holmes


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

Project Dates

8 – 25 November
Waterside, Hart’s Mill and riverfront surrounds, Port Adelaide