Resisting Extinction offers practices for living and dying together on a damaged earth. Resisting Extinction invites us to not only look forward but to look around and notice what we are losing. This ecological crisis is an identity crisis. Everything is shifting. Recognizing grief as a legitimate response to this multi-species mass extinction is a vital step to expand our understanding of what it means to be alive in this swiftly transforming moment. We can’t rely on models that perpetuate this crisis. We need to practice embodied knowing to repair our relational field. We must hone our skills. to improvise, to play, to experiment, to be receptive, to be in the unknown and trust we have the resources in our bodies to negotiate, survive, and thrive.

These videos and photos give you an idea of the physical content. Trailers coming in January 2022.

weather walk is a one-on-one performance journey. We will transform our small talk about the weather into big talk about the climate crisis.

“I loved the way the weather walks (with their sensorial components) make more concrete and personal issues that would be otherwise abstract and remote.” Christina Archetti, Professor in Political Communication and Journalism, University of Oslo

the missing is an invisible performance that flickers on the periphery of our consciousness where critically endangered multi-species beings haunt the landscape. The audience is guided by a host and gives a brief description of some of endangered species in this specific landscape. The audience is invited to wander the landscape. To explore and follow their curiosity. To spend time with what is seen, unseen, present and missing. The experience highlights a relational field rather than a single spectacular figure/dancer/object. Some audiences explore, some take a rest in one place and listen, some spend time talking with the fungi and foxes.

Participatory grieving practices. Together as a group the audience is invited to decide how they would like to die; dying of thirst due to a lack of clean water, freezing to death with no access to warm shelter, or drowning in a flood or storm surge. Once decided they are guided through a somaticization, a physiological journey of dying and decomposing into the land or sea. Can and should we grieve our own potential extinction?

“During the experience I was confronted, invited to see, feel, listen and reflect. I became curious, I felt relief and I got scared. I faced myself and I turned my face to earth. I apologized to earth, for not taking better care of it, for not being it’s true friend and companion… I realized that first of all I have to change my intentions. I got stricken by the power of art.” Resisting Extinction audience at Bygdøy, Oslo