As emission targets are ignored, and we hurdle towards the point of no return, it is clear we have lost the ability to empathise with future generations.
An immersive art installation, Plastisphere explores this fractured empathy by giving a voice to future generations. Through the combination of music, film, dialogue and sculpture, audiences are confronted with a distorted message from the future and a desolate nostalgia felt for a world promised.
Ghostly projections will animate structures formed from the detritus of our environment, distorted music made from voices will envelop the space, and future generations will push their warnings through the cracks. Participants will be encouraged to explore the space at their own leisure, create their own journey, and take what they will.
Created by Laura Collins (Theatre-maker), Louis Stevens (Composer), Conor Jamieson (Film-Maker), and guest climate researchers, Plastisphere sits at the intersection of art and science. The work will be displayed in the Coburg Library, and constructed using recycled materials provided by the local community.
“We are the seeds you will plant in plastic
We are your stagnant future”
Nick Clark, Maya Dharwadkar, Cheryl Ho, Amy Jamieson, Ashyr Mason-Kaine, Declan Mulcahy and Scout Boxall.
GUEST CLIMATE RESEARCHERS
Alex Borowiak and Kim Reid
The show on 21 September is Auslan interpreted - booked through Auslan Stage Left. The interpreter is Teale Nicholls.
The show on 21 September is a Relaxed Performance. Copy and paste this link to download the Relaxed pack. https://www.moreland.vic.gov.au/events-recreation/festivals-and-major-events/coburg-carnivale/?fbclid=IwAR1LKZS7M6wGzI0gdb67uJOQlf4sJd2ScZ0h8df7VM2mDEIyV0RqJxugJk4
Warning: Contains sustained loud noises, potentially triggering content or themes, including Death