A Project Supported by the NED Foundation Grants Program

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Project Overview

Project Grant Year: 
2016
23 July 2016
David Finnigan
 
In 2016, NED supported David to begin development of a new performance looking at the human-earth system.
Grant purpose:
To help scope the development of the Performance project – a presentation that would highlight ‘big picture’ concepts about the future and its implications, given the physical and social boundaries of planet earth.
 
A solo performance work looking at the entire Human-Earth System - the whole planet as a linked system. The purpose of the show is to allow an audience to engage with the broad scale complexity of the global system, and to help us answer questions like:
  • What are the key drivers of the system?
  • Where are we headed as a society? As a species?
  • Where can we best intervene to make changes at the global level?
Outcome:

Over 2017-18, David undertook interviews with more than 30 scientists, building up a map of the big changes happening in the world today. The result of this research was a new performance entitled You're Safe Til 2024. With musician Reuben Ingall, David performed this 'live documentary' discussing climate and global change, and how we need to respond to it.

The show premiered at the Griffin Theatre in April 2019 before touring to Bunjil Place Melbourne, Smiths Alternative in Canberra, Straits Clan Singapore and the Sydney Opera House.

Project Image(s): 
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Performance image - Credit Anna Kucera
Performance image - Credit Anna Kucera
Performance image - Credit Anna Kucera
Performance image - Credit Anna Kucera
Performance image - Credit Anna Kucera
Performance image - Credit Anna Kucera