my polar project has been moving toward completion at a glacial pace…but the final results of a long slow process are drawing nearer..stay tuned
To Live in the Age of Melting
Part one – Northwest Passage
To Live in the Age of Melting is a new collaboration from performance innovator and musician evalyn parry and visual/projections artist Elysha Poirier. Riding the wave of two iconic folk songs, Northwest Passage by Canadian folk legend Stan Rogers, and Lady Franklin’s Lament, the film embarks on an evocative visual and sonic journey that travels from Franklin’s doomed 19th century expedition to contemporary Arctic Sovereignty; from climate change to the human nervous system, along the way probing the nature of colonial legacy, tradition, and what happens when old, frozen parts of the world we know – and parts of ourselves – begin to melt.