Like a lot of our collaborators, participants and audiences, we felt overwhelmed by the climate crisis. We felt like we didn’t have enough information. We felt we were facing a collective imminent global crisis with inadequate tools, as individuals, to avoid it .
We had questions like: Are we doing enough? Are the changes we can make going to make any difference?
It’s not me… is how we chose, as artists, to combat our feeling of helplessness. To investigate, learn, respond and share. To encourage ourselves and our collaborators, participants and audiences to move the conversation past inertia and toward hope.
The resulting work, we hope, provides a sense of optimism, an emboldenment to advocate for change, however big or small. It encourages each of us to take action, not by dictating, or advising, or preaching the action to take, but by sharing, reflecting and imagining.
Using text to humanise the conversation between the human race and the planet, and movement to create multiple layers of meaning, emotion and imagery It’s not me… employs all our tools as interdisciplinary artists to do what we do best—make engaging, moving works that encourage conversation and action.