A razed forest, a cluster of mushrooms and two people walking towards the horizon. One foot in front of the other.
Placing their ears to the forest floor, award winning performance makers Emergency Chorus explore the secret life of mushrooms — and what they might say to us in an age of climate emergency.
Landscape (1989) artfully weaves together the history of mushroom hunting in Oregon, the early life of John Cage, and apocalypse fiction: a haunting vision of ruin and repair. Through choreography, found text, live cooking and striking imagery, Landscape (1989) invites audiences to pay attention to the slower, stranger world of fungi. In the face of catastrophe, how do we go on?
Running time: 1 hour
£12 standard / £8 concession
“Beguiling, enchanting work.”
The Guardian on Emergency Chorus
“A bold attempt to examine the world beyond the human perspective.”
★★★★ The List
“Delicate, lace-like and trusting.”
“Work that rumbles around in your head long after it’s over.”
Emergency Chorus is the collaboration of artists Ben Kulvichit and Clara Potter-Sweet. They have been making performance together across experimental theatre, live art and dance since 2017. Their work always deals, in one way or another, with the continuing state of crisis we find our world in, and the difficult task of imagining and creating radical futures. Taking the form of theatre shows, audio and video work, durational performance, public interventions, curation and teaching/facilitation, their work is ambiguous, playful, fragile, strange, appealing and troublesome.