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The Coming Silence

The Coming Silence is a site-based performance installation that aims a critical eye at the divisions humans create between themselves and the rest of the biotic world.

The Coming Silence comments on the larger notion of human extinction, whether through viral, climatic or ecological crises, highlighting humanity’s ethical dilemmas in the Anthropocene.

An in-process showing of The Coming Silence occurred as part of TRAction’s ‘Procession for End Times II’ in September 2020 as audiences honoured the loss of the Milne Ice Shelf.

The premiere of the work occurred as a walking tour and performance on Prince’s Island Park on May 1&2, 2021, presented as part of ReLoCate’s The Experiment series. For more information, see A film that documents the live performance was released in August 2021, again as part of ReLoCate’s The Experiment series.

The Coming SIlence enjoys support from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts.