This ritual is not an accident
Andréa de Keijzer & Erin Robinsong (CA)
How does climate change, a vastly distributed emergency, become personal? What is it about the slow-motion accident that escapes our defense responses?
In This ritual is not an accident, time and scale are recalibrated as personal histories are shredded, recomposed, and the slow-motion accident of climate change becomes intimate. Women undergo surgery, first passive, then actively involved in their own operations.
Created for small audiences, this performance becomes an emergent text, windstorm, and choir; a contemporary ritual to reset nervous systems collectively.
In collaboration with ELAN, supported by Canada Council for the Arts and co-curated with Studio 303 (Montreal).
Image Credit: Yuula Benivolski