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.

The work will develop as an experimental sound artwork, song-cycle and live performance. Climate of Cruelty will honour the animals who 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

Director, Co-Composer and Performer: Jason Sweeney

Writer, Co-Composer: Em König

Collaborating Artist: Caroline Daish

Lighting Designer: Geoff Cobham

Sound Engineer: Sebastian Tomczak

Creative Producer: Jennifer Greer Holmes


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Project Dates

Climate Century Lab:
28 November - 3 December
Public Program:
Friday 1 December
6pm - 9pm