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 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.
An immersive and surprisingly uplifting experience, Winter Witches have crafted a concert of beautiful odes to individual animals who suffer for our desires. Sentients is a break in the silence of a world in crisis, a hopeful eulogy, a cry for change.
Jason Sweeney (director, co-composer, performer), Em König (writer, co-composer, performer), Geoff Cobham (lighting designer), Sophie Osborne (costume designer), Caroline Daish (remote performer), Jennifer Greer Holmes (creative producer)