Emke Idema - FOREST
An area of rainforest the size of over a thousand football fields, kilos of CO2 and countless fossil fuels – this is what a day of ‘modern man of Earth’ costs our planet. Year after year, the influence of humans on the climate has been confirmed by scientists all over the world. And with every new dent we make in the composition of the atmosphere, new disaster scenarios arise.
It is perfectly clear that we have made a right mess of things. Why then are we unable to – now really – do something about the climate crisis? Have we become numb to what is happening to the world around us? Or is there talk of a crisis of imagination?
In FOREST, a theatrical game by theatre-maker Emke Idema, you place yourself in a world in which our human role as a world leader is by no means taken for granted. In groups of 10, you design a new world order in which the way that humans and plants co-exist is questioned and tested. While playing, you learn to imagine a new society in which humans and trees exist inequality side by side, and you discover just what can change if we see things from the perspective of a plant.
Emke Idema makes theatre pieces that do their thing as a platform, playground of ideas or social laboratory. Her work exists on the cutting edge of theatre, visual art, sociology, and gaming. Idema’s work is investigative and questioning, thus creating interventions in which the visitor – consciously or subconsciously – always plays an active role. FOREST is a co-production with STRP.
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