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Resisting Extinction

BodyCartography Project

(Oslo / Osloven tjïelte / Pōneke / Wellington)

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. Together our bodies live inside this ecological crisis. 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 expanding 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. Resisting Extinction unfolds as a series of three experiences: weather walk is a one-on-one performance journey. We will transform our small talk about the weather. the missing is an invisible performance that flickers on the periphery of our consciousness where a critically endangered multi-species being haunts the landscape. dying and decomposing meditations – practicing for potential climate realities It is suggested for audiences 12+.

Olive Bieringa and Otto Ramstad have been collaborating as BodyCartography Project creating dance for public spaces, theaters, cinemas and museums such as the Oslo International Theatre Festival, PS122 and DTW in NYC, The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Lyon Opera Ballet, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Te Papa Tongarewa, their first intangible dance acquisition. In 2003 they presented their award winning work Lagoon for Whairepo Lagoon for the NZ Fringe Festival.

Van departure times:

Wednesday: 6:30PM

Thursday - Sunday: 3:00PM and 6:30PM

Duration: 2 hours plus travel time


Resisting Extinction is free to attend but has limited capacity so requires booking in advance. To book your ticket, please email and include the event name, time and date of the event, and names of attendees. You will be emailed your ticket to present upon entry to the event. Places are strictly limited so if you can no longer attend the event, please contact us immediately so another willing participant can experience this unrepeatable piece of performance art.

Read the event programme here

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BodyCartography is doing a 3-day workshop as a "rehearsal process" for the Arcade. Press this link for further information/to join.
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