09 Oct 2015
2 - 4pm
Carpenters Mews, North Road
London, N7 9EF
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HOAX present a work-in-progress of their new theatrical performance 'Journey to the Centre of the Earth.' After the performance, Lisa Woynarski of the Culture and Ecology Network will chair a discussion with the creators to discuss the function of theatre and its role and scope in addressing climate change.
Journey to the Centre of the Earth
Four geo-scientist wunderkinden journey to the centre of Earth to find the answer to climate change. Standing on the drifting plates of the aesthenosphere, their light goes out. Darkness settles. Panic ensues. In the darkness, not knowing, they begin to dispute the way forward.
Journey to the Centre of the Earth will fuse 19th century science fiction and psychoanalysis to dig into the collective unconscious. This will be theatre that is unafraid to address mining and climate change head on, tearing apart the myth making machine of science and environmental politics. Ambitious in its attempt to communicate in a world where countries prioritise their political environmental autonomy this work neither presents a dystopic future, nor a debunked historical account. Journey remains urgently present and will cover ground from Germany, Iceland, England and mine all the way to Australia.
HOAX is an international collective of theatre makers. HOAX produce provocative, unapologetic and contemporary work that blends text, physical theatre, dance and satire to give a voice to social and ecological issues.
Ayesha Tansey (Australia/UK), Flavia Bertram (Canada/UK), Sabrina Manac'h (France), Kristoffer Huball (UK), Lucy Claire (UK), Andres Velasques (Colombia/UK) and Vanessa Hammick (UK).
After the performance, Lisa Woynarski of the Culture and Ecology Network will chair a discussion with the creators to discuss how theatre and performance offer ways of addressing climate change and imagining creative resilience.