Last year in Part 1, we took a journey on line through deep time, from the origins of the universe to the present day and beyond into the future, when an alien visitor might arrive on earth and wonder about some strange geological features indicating major disturbances of the planet’s systems over a certain period of time.
In Part 2, also on line, we zero in to the now, and question why we have arrived here and what we can do to avoid a deadly end game being played out. Like the ancient inhabitants of Easter Island, we are witness to our own self-destruction but seem unable to slow it down or actively prevent it. What is stopping us making the changes we need to avoid plunging into chaos? Have we learnt anything from a year and a half of a pandemic that is still not over?
Using music, song and spoken word, the piece investigates the roles of corporations, governments and a global system that monetises everything but values nothing, and explores the options for turning things around. The window for change is still open, but only just – we need to act fast. We can and must create a different world – one where we have limited global warming to 1.5 degrees, humans have drastically reduced consumption and the physical space we occupy, and corporations no longer rule the world.
Link to the performance on Youtube is here https://youtu.be/XCWdX4K7qZ4