At the Water’s Edge
April 4th - April 7th, 8pm
April 6th and April 7th, 2pm
At the Water’s Edge is an original multi-media work that explores climate change through a rewrite of The Tempest. It focuses on Baltimore and secondary references to global ports such as Hong Kong and Kochi, India.
Guest Director Kanta Kochhar-Lindgren is currently working with a dynamic and very talented group of students at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) to develop At the Water’s Edge.
The piece includes a series of performative narratives and multi-media constellations that will map an oceanic politics in relation to place-based tales of climate change. We draw on tales about the land that belong to specific cultures; ordinary stories of how people carry on with their lives in the face of environmental degradation and natural disasters; and the cultural debris of images, materials, pieces of art forms, and scientific data that can both locate and reposition us.
The Production performs a multimedia investigation of the oceans, our localities, and the phases of our lives in relation to climate change that help us to learn to listen to the clamor coming towards us from both the human and the other-than-human worlds.