on death, dying & change
October 2020 – November 2021
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We’re all of us living on borrowed time: the brevity of our personal span of existence now mirrored by a biosphere under intolerable pressure, its every life system beginning to fray and unravel under civilisation’s weight. We witness its collapse every day now, in new stories of cataclysmic weather events, of lives lost, of flora and fauna weirded, disrupted, gone. However incipiently or unconsciously, we live at a time of collective grieving – no life exempt from the consequences of this relentless devastation and what it has set loose.
Borrowed Time, on death dying & change is nevertheless a celebration: a gathering of disparate voices from across the globe coming together online from October 31 to November 3. These voices use many registers and tones to delve into the depths of living with and dealing with death and dying with joy as well as with sadness. Borrowed Time is a space to explore questions pertaining to death, dying and change, and to ask what dying has to teach us about living well, and living sustainably.
Join us as we engage with musicians and composers, historians, doctors, carers, artists, poets and writers, dreamers, priests, philosophers, animal researchers, ecologists and more. Our keynote presenters include the international speaker and activist Bayo Akomolafe, choreographer Paul Michael Henry (who presents a new Butoh-inspired dance on film, and Canadian film Director Jennifer Abbott whose latest film The Magnitude of All Things is receiving accolades and awards with screenings at film festivals across the globe.
Above all, then, Borrowed Time is a celebration of life, one that sets out to embrace and welcome all of its messy joys and travails.
Now that the main symposium (October 31 to November 3) is over we are busy processing the recordings to make them available online. Watch this space.
And to wrap up the Borrowed Time theme we are offering a number of events linked with Remembrance Day for Lost Species with our friends at ONCA Gallery. We will announce details very soon.
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