CLIMAKAZE MIAMI 2016 - APRIL 22-24
Film Screening – This Changes Everything – The Movie
Friday, April 22, 2016 - 8:00 p.m.
What if confronting the climate crisis is the best chance we’ll ever get to build a better world? Filmed over 211 shoot days in nine countries and five continents over four years, This Changes Everything is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change. Throughout the film, Klein builds to her most controversial and exciting idea: that we can seize the existential crisis of climate change to transform our failed economic system into something radically better.
Climakaze Dialogue and Performance Marathon
Saturday, April 23, 2016 – 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Performance #1 – This World Made Itself by Miwa Matreyek
This World Made Itself is a multimedia live performance work combining projected animation and the artist's own shadow silhouette as she interacts with the fantastical world of the video, merging film and theater to create something that is its own kind of spectacle. Created and performed by Los Angeles based artist Miwa Matreyek, This World Made Itself is a visually and musically-rich journey through the history of the earth, from the universe's epic beginnings to the complex world of humans. The piece is at once semi-scientific (like flipping through a children's encyclopedia), and emotional and dream-like, rich in surrealism, metaphor, and fantasy.
Performance #2 – Loup Garou by Nick Slie
Loup Garou is an environmental performance that uses the Cajun werewolf myth to explore the deep interconnectedness between land and culture in Louisiana. Conceived and performed by native Louisianan Nick Slie, it is part performance, part ritual, part howl to the world about southeast Louisiana’s plight. Every half hour, Louisiana loses nearly a football field’s worth of coastal marshes to the Gulf of Mexico. Land loss is ubiquitous, occurring even in interior areas. Six major hurricanes in the last four years have exacerbated an already dire situation. In Louisiana, so many cultural traditions and industries derive directly from relationship with the surrounding rich envirnonment. What will become of those traditions as the land that nurtures them
Performance #3 – The Psychoanalysis of Climate Change by Xavier Cortada
The Psychoanalysis of Climate Change is a new performance experience conceived of by Miami’s own Xavier Cortada, current Artist-in-Residence at Florida International University’s School of Environment, Arts, Society & the College of Arts & Sciences, and College of Architecture + The Arts. The work exposes what often feels like an unnamed crisis of the human psyche around climate change and environmental collapse realizations--both in our consciousness and subconscious.
Performance #4 - Luyanó Band
Luyano Band presents an evening of original music that blends projected images and their unique brand of World music. Through their music, Luyano Band is looking for a way of unifying not only music styles and genders and instruments, but world ancestral wisdom legacy with contemporary life. By reaching a harmonious result on stage, them, it might be possible to create that same harmony as a community. The audiovisual experience they present is an exciting assault to the senses from the roots to contemporary, from East to West.
Sunday, April 24, 2016 - 9 a.m. -2 p.m.
Marine Nature Excursion to Biscayne Bay in collaboration with Earth Learning.
Support for Climakaze Miami 2016 was provided by diverse funders, including the Miami Dade County Auditorium, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council; Glassworks Multimedia, Romaldesign, The Miami Herald, and WDNA.