NOoSPHERE Arts presents WE ARE NATURE 2022: Patterns of Connection on August 27, September 2, and September 24, at and around the Kingsland Wildflowers roof spaces at Broadway Stages (520 Kingsland Avenue) in Greenpoint.
This is “the third iteration of our annual rooftop series combining arts, environmental activism, and community building. Set in a surreally beautiful nature sanctuary sprouting on top of an ExxonMobil industrial plant on the bank of Superfund site Newton Creek, the recurring WE ARE NATURE Rooftop Series offers a combination of multiple art forms – dance, music, performance, visual art, poetry, prose and film – addressing humanity’s place on Earth in aims of engaging a diverse audience in environmental efforts through art,” stated the press release.
Saturday, August 27, 7 p.m.–9 p.m. offers WE ARE NATURE 4| Breakdown, Breakthrough, which will feature Gjert Rognli’s multimedia project What Nature Knows – Dan maid luondu diehtá Rognli, who hails from the Indigenous Sámi people, draws on his childhood experiences among shamans steeped in the ancient animist folk religion. Through film, photography, sculpture, and performance, the artist explores his passionate bond with the organic world. With this immersive experience, Rognli invites us all on a mythological journey into deep forests and across misty waterways—where surreal phenomena guide the viewer through the unknown. reflects a personal connection with Arctic Northern Norway – a region defined by light, darkness, and stark seasonal contrasts. Rognli, who hails from the Indigenous Sámi people, works across film, photography, sculpture, and performance, drawing on a passionate bond with the organic world. This multimedia project is a mythological journey into deep forests and across misty waterways—where surreal phenomena guide the viewer through the unknown.
Fri, Sep 2, 7:30 p.m.–10: 30 p.m. , WE ARE NATURE 5| From New York to the Norwegian Woods will be an outdoor film screening of Itonje Søimer Guttormsen’s Gritt.
The film follows the title character as she embarks on a journey to manifest her ritual performance “The White Inflammation”, from New York, to Oslo, to the Norwegian woods. A Q & A with filmmaker will follow the film.
Sat, Sep 24, 6:00-10:00pm, WE ARE NATURE 6| Climate Week Event:
Capra: Earth Ethics. Site-Specific Dance curated by CreateART in collaboration with Singing Violinist Katy Gunn. Creekside Concert by Duo Livia & Fred
Sep 30-mid-October: WE ARE NATURE 7| Repopulations
Art Exhibit Repopulations: New Horizons curated by Daniela Holban
To send a suggested donation for these events go here: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/noosphere-arts-33360374325 For more information on NOoSphere Arts: www.noosphere-arts.nyc