Holoscenes is a performance installation that viscerally connects the long-term patterns behind climate change to our everyday behaviors.
Presented in a public space, the centerpiece of Holoscenes is a large aquarium that floods, drains, and floods again by way of a hydraulic system that moves 12 tons of water in a minute. The aquarium is inhabited by a performer conducting one of many everyday behaviors sourced from collaborators across the planet.
Our mantra, be one with the subject, led us to design a poster that is submerged in water repeatedly until eventually the title of the show is completely obliterated.
A 12-page tabloid to be distributed to all performance attendees was also created and features photos by Lars Jan, the Artistic Director of the Early Morning Opera.
Rehearsal at UCLA
The performance during the overnight Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Festival in Toronto in October 2014. Upcoming performance dates can be found on the Holoscenes site.
A performance in London. (Photos by Cristina Schek)