All Rise For The Planet: A 2030 Show Trial

Tate Exchange, Tate Modern. 13 & 14 July 2019

The year is 2030. Scientists’ warnings from 2019 went unheeded and the consequences of climate destruction are now apparent. You are summoned for jury duty at the people’s court to decide responsibility for the ultimate crime against humanity and life on earth. Evidence will be presented on the role of Governments, industry, the media, academia, art institutions and the citizenry, and in all cases the jury will consider the same question: “In light of what they knew in 2019, did they do enough, and if not, what should they have done?“.

Part-theatre, part-art installation, part-people’s court, this event on climate justice and accountability will present testimonies, along with visuals and video installations, brought this trial to life as an immersive experience. Overseen by a judge, it was up to the audience, the jury, to decide whether each party is guilty or not.

Curation by Amy McDonnell and Eva Sajovic. With climate litigation charity Plan B, Extinction Rebellion, visual arts organisation 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning, People’s Bureau, Name Theatre and massive thanks to Stinsensqueeze.

Book of evidence
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