Are We There Yet?
“Are We There Yet?” is an artistic research on/ with / in transition in the framework of Transition Days Luxembourg. “How to live together in a one planet world?” is the overall question this year’s Transition Days ask. While examining 9 different topics over a period of 9 months, such as food, energy or transport. Using the metaphor of a house – with 9 different rooms – to deal with these topics, it seemed accurate to take a look at these rooms from an artistic point of view. In order to allow another kind of access and to build a bridge to a more imaginative or metaphorical as well as to an assumed subjective analysis of these topics. Therefore, there will be 9 theme related artistic video works.
The artists have been chosen by Nora Wagner, on behalf of CELL – the Luxemburgish transition hub, based on her ambition to display the points of view of a diverse range of artists, competent in the field of the respective thematics.
“These Gardens Are Blueprints” celebrates the power of growing life-giving food and medicine for our own communities. In a time of immense food scarcity for many BIPOC communities, we are partnering with nature towards our collective survival.
Written and performed by Naima Penniman at Soul Fire Farm, this video was filmed and edited by
Jeanette Lam and Rasheeda Pierre of Youth FX.
The video “A chaque moine son habit” by Raphaëlle de Groot, was conceived as a study of art applied to life. In this study, the artist wanted to experiment with the notion of habit, and all that it evokes, within her family.
The video “NOMADIC ARTIST IN RECOVERY”, by St.Petersburg-born and Berlin-based theatre-maker Ada Mukhina, confronts nomadic and sedentary lifestyles by observing their different dynamics and comparing the objects that accompany each choice of living.
The video “Tree of Peace”, by Kanien’kehá:ka – Acadian – Irish water protector, artist, musician, storyteller, curator and educator, Lindsay Dawn Dobbin is about relationship and listening, and considers the animacy and wisdom of more-than-human beings.
The video “Orphans of Babylon” is the result of a long process, physical and mental, initiated by a dream about an orphanage in the rocks and a tower of babylon made out of papier mâché.
The video “A Quiet Place”, by Latvian dancer and choreographer Kristīne Brīniņa shows people in their most vulnerable and most universal state: asleep. A time for human recovery, giving the world some space for respite.
The video “High Tech, Low Human”, by Carole Louis, shows one of the possible outcomes of an encounter between a post human failure and a defective artificial intelligence.
The video “Food Correspondences”, by Taina Guedes and Nora Wagner, is the result of an exchange between the two artists, sharing their hopes, fears, memories and imagination through the universal language of food.
Episode N°1 | Resilience
The video performance “PHOENix”, by John Herman, is about resistance and resilience, the will to survive and the desire for salvation.