“This is our darkest hour. We are in urgent need of a radical system change: it is our sacred duty to rebel.” ~ Extinction Rebellion.
I understand artistic practice to be a vehicle that can transform life, our relationship with ourselves, society, and the natural world, by experimenting with our subjectivities, expanding consciousness and thereby creating new existential scenarios. As an artist and activist fully engaged in Extinction Rebellion – a global environmental movement with the stated aim of using nonviolent civil disobedience to compel government to act to avoid triggering tipping points in the climate system, biodiversity loss, and the risk of social and ecological collapse – my latest performances internalize our existential crisis in the midst of the current planetary emergency.
2020: The Walk is an art and activist project in which I plan to travel, mostly on foot, all the way from Granada to Helsinki – with some trains and ferries – raising awareness about the no-fly movement and helping to spread the word of Extinction Rebellion by giving talks and nonviolent direct action training. During the 4000 kilometres, I will be connecting with fellow XR rebels and other climate change activists from related movements amongst the waves of rebellion, and they will join me on some journeys as regenerative time, visiting established XR chapters and helping to create new ones in Spain, France, the UK, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Finland. 2020: The Walk will be documented in video and the process reported in a blog and social media.
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