CLIMATE GATHERING

Charged and charismatic spaces of reflection, vibration and transformative dialog.

Turning toward planetary conditions of crisis and uncertainty to feel into action and intention.

Small groups are immersed in an interactive installation of sound, light and video activated by electric, precarious performances and ritual invitations to participate and creating offerings in sound and motion.

Climate Gathering NYC 2020

“Your performance found its way into my dream life, disturbing me and demanding that I be open to and commit to an evolving practice of living with the agency I can conjure! Thank you!”
December 2019 Participant

In this ongoing installation and series of performance ritual events, the audience is the heart of the work. Audiences begin creating the content that will inform the performance during ticketing and continue are guided in creating ritual offerings of sound, text, motion, and discussion for forward motion. 

“Climate Gathering is a spacious, generous way to contend with the magnitudes!”
May 2019 Participant

Read more about the audience experience and see collages created in response the work.

As a performance initiative of the Livable Futures project, CLIMATE GATHERING is part of a community of practice involving non-profit and business partners, artists, scholars, scientists and activists. The work is emerging over a multi-year period of responsive development bringing intersectional community groups together to face into the magnitudes of climate crisis and generate transmedia responses in workshops, pop-up events, performances and installations.


Co-Creators

Norah Zuniga Shaw, voice and movement improvisation, intermedia design @nzshaw
Oded Huberman, intermedia design, technical director, interactive sound performance
LROD, Laura Rodriguez, movement improvisation, intermedia design @lrod_work
Tara Burns, movement improvisation @taralovinsugar
Dorian Ham, DJ and percussionist
Byron AuYong, voice and percussion, water, stones, bells @hearbyron
Michael Morris, Ritual Facilitator Columbus, OH
Marc Ainger, multichannel sound design / custom interactive software design

Antarctic expedition tent, loan from Byrd Polar Research Center.

Contributing designers, creative producers, and directors: Nadia Lauro, Michelle Ellsworth, Ohad Fishof, Noa Zuk, Tonya Lockyer


Performance Snapshots

Studio photographs by Seth Moses Miller @sethmosesmiller and Snapshots by Guy Delancey @studiokin and @lrod_work