ALREADY DEAD. FEEDBACK LOOPS OF DESPAIR
Performance, March 6, 2020
On View March 7-15, 2020
Grace Exhibition Space
Fb event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1600918810045923/
“The biggest problem we face is a philosophical one: understanding that this civilization is already dead. The sooner we confront this problem, and the sooner we realize there’s nothing we can do to save ourselves, the sooner we can get down to the hard work of adapting, with mortal humility, to our new reality.”
Roy Scranton, “Learning How to Die in the Anthropocene.”, New York Times
“I want you to panic.”
We live in a time of the sixth mass extinction, where all life is dying out as a result of human activity on earth, driven by an extractivist mindset. The catastrophe has already taken place, but it still resonates – a symphony of loss and destruction, a disturbed balance.
Let’s mourn the loss, let’s cry for the dead – humans, animals, plants, devastated ecosystems, polluted waters, earth and air. Let tears wash the wounds and broken hearts, let the song of despair resound and be heard, for its recognition in order to begin the healing process.
This performance is a mourning for loss. An action to embody something as abstract as issue of climate change. It is a lamentation. To acknowledge feelings of grief and despair. They need to be experienced in order to move on, to transform, heal, change – within spiritual frame.
Co-presented by the Polish Cultural Institute New York
KUBA FALK [POLAND]
performance and intermedia artist
born 1984, the Republic of Poland
Kuba Falk creates body-based works built out of personal rituals and spiritual practice with strong presence of themes of healing through facing shadows and inconvenient truths of self delusion.
His poetry, video and sound works are often incorporated into his performances creating complex actions.
KUBA FALK BIO
Falk studied in Cracow, Poland at the Intermedia Department of the Academy of Fine Arts; Stage Directing and Stage Acting at the Academy of Theatre Arts and Comparative Religion Studies at the Jagiellonian University.