The year-long project resulted in the live production of an "art rock opera", a dramatic elegy on shared loss and grief stemming from the 2021 Caldor Fire in the Eldorado Forest of Northern CA. The performance, accompanied by a public forum on wildfire and resilience, was co-presented with the American River Conservancy at Wakamatsu Farm, Placerville on June 10, 2023. This original work, conceived by Ameera Godwin, is a public art experience and ritual for healing focused on forest management, historical and cultural practices, and impacts and solutions related to climate change. Photo Gallery below: images by Mark Verlander.
FIRE/LAND: Knowing the Territory, The Seer and The Seed is 3rd and final act of the performance piece, featuring the global warming predictions of Swedish scientist, Svante Arhennius from 1896, in a sweeping montage of climate change impacts and collective solutions to support community resilience and survival, including scientific study, prescribed burning and Native American wisdom.
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