Created by Early Morning Opera, Directed by Lars Jan,

Produced by MAPP International Productions.


By most accounts, the Holocene is our current geological epoch, which started at the end of the last ice age 12,000 years ago. However, many argue that we are actually now living in the "Anthropocene" epoch, and have been since the industrial revolution began at the end of the 19th century. Anthropecene advocates suggest that human development is quantifiably affecting our climate at a rate measured previously only on a geological timeline, and thus this period deserves new "epoch" status. COLLABORATE

HOLOSCENES is a public performance and series of multi-platform artworks that embody the trauma of flooding, driven by the concern that our troubled relationship to water will become the central issue of the 21st century.

The project directly connects the everyday actions of individuals to global climate change, while contemplating the evolution of our capacities for empathy and long-term thinking.

Presented in public space, the centerpiece of HOLOSCENES is a large aquarium that floods, drains, and floods again. The flooding aquarium is inhabited by a rotating cast of performers conducting everyday behaviors sourced from collaborators across the planet.

HOLOSCENES has been presented in Toronto, Sarasota, and Miami, with upcoming 2016 dates in Athens, London, and Abu Dhabi. 

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