'Coal Requiem' the official opening performance for the Lorne Sculpture Biennale 2014
27 Nov - 14 Dec 2015
Please not that except for providing spectacle at rallies on the 3rd, 11th and 12th December, we are very flexible with our performance program. We will be staging performances at many iconic sites around Paris, on some occasions with young local musicians.
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ClimActs is an Australian theatre troupe using striking visual spectacle as well as satire to communicate the urgent need for the world to respond to climate change.
Its founding act is the Climate Guardians (www. climacts.org.au/climate-guardians), who use angel iconography to highlight the vital role of guardianship of precious natural resources, both human and non-human, in addressing the global threat from climate change.
Graceful, haunting, and iconic, these delicate human creatures adorned with large swooping wings appear in public settings to both challenge and inspire.
The Climate Guardians play a role of peaceful social disruption; appearing at major rallies, backdropping or intercepting political events, and bringing a theatrical and angelic presence to public demonstrations as well as non-violent direct actions to support demands for climate justice.
The Climate Guardians will be portending in Paris during COP21 to protest the Australian Government’s failure to act on climate and draw attention to its inadequate pollution targets on the global stage.
As Australian performers in Paris during COP21, the Climate Guardians will highlight the vital role we all play in guardianship of the natural world and the Earth’s biosphere for future generations. Performances will help highlight the injustice of Australia’s disproportionate contribution to the climate crisis, while ignoring those worst affected and least responsible.
In addition to providing spectacle at climate demonstrations, the Climate Guardians will appear at iconic sites across Paris during COP21’, including the Jardin des Tuileries, Sacré Cœur and Tour Eiffel.
The Climate Guardians will be collaborating with a visual and projection artist and would welcome the opportunity to work with others to appear peacefully and poetically perform in Paris at climate-related events throughout COP21. With their expansive, lustrous wings and classical poise, the Climate Guardians are particularly spectacular when elevated on iconic sites.
The Climate Guardians will also feature at the public presentation of the popular Pinocchio Awards http://www.prix-pinocchio.org/en/ on 3 December 2015.
The Climate Guardians will be working with a team of filmmakers to document their COP21 visit.