HOLOSCENES is a global art & activism project that viscerally connects the short-term everyday behaviors of individuals to the long-term patterns fueling climate change. This visceral, visual public intervention is meant to raise consciousness about our personal, daily roles in climate change, as well as the future of long-term thinking and empathy.
WE’RE ASKING YOU TO VIDEO ANY EVERYDAY BEHAVIOR THAT YOU (OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW) PRACTICE ALONE — e.g. weeding the garden, praying, shaving your legs, hanging the laundry, reading, watching TV on the treadmill, milking the cow — AND SHARE IT WITH US.
The creative team — behind presentations at The Whitney Museum and The Sundance Film Festival and led by TED Senior Fellow Lars Jan — will use this video documentation as the source material for the choreography within HOLOSCENES. Inside the aquariums, performers will simulate these documented behaviors while flood waters rise and recede around them.
THE RESULT WILL BE LARGE-SCALE PERFORMANCE INSTALLATIONS IN CITIES — CREDITING YOU AS A COLLABORATOR — AND AN ONLINE VIDEO SERIES FEATURING YOUR SUBMISSION.The deadline for submissions in this first phase is JULY 10, 2013. We'll begin using your videos in rehearsal in July and we'll be sharing the results right here.