Today, we stand at a pertinent crossroad. One that demands us to examine ourselves and our relationship to self, to the other, and especially to Nature itself.
In 1979 I took a course in environmental studies at Simons Rock Early College in the Berkshire mountains. At that time, biologists, environmentalists and scientists were already warning us of the foreseeable consequences of uncontrollable forest fires, destructive hurricanes, rapidly melting glaciers and yes, pandemics. It seems years ago that the great biologist E.O. Wilson said we are driving our car into the wall, but instead of putting the breaks on, we are accelerating….
We are hitting that wall.
The ever-accelerating problems, culminating in this inescapable PAN - demic should come as no surprise. The prophecies were easy to calculate decades ago and now here we are.
What is being asked of us through this very trippy virus is to examine ourselves. We are being asked to let go of everything and re-emerge with only our best potential. LOVE in all its simplicity and grandeur should be our only guide. We must curb our consumerism and take on ecologically clean solutions in our lives.
We are being asked to be the change we are looking for.
Gromyko Semper has been the main curator for this show but I have been working with an amazing team and would like to give a big shoutout to our co-curator Hector Pineda, as well as Al Gassano who is making us an amazing catalogue and Yvette Endrijautzki who has made our video. I hope to see you online for the show this April 21st.
In deep respect for our beauty and potential beauty, I say let’s make this shift.
Images below the video teaser are from:
top: Mark Henson
left to right: Patrick Mgrath Muniz / Emma Watkinson
Dengcoy Miel / Angelo Padilla