This July we return to Cornwall, return to The Lost Gardens of Heligan with a large-scale site specific project, 100: UnEarth.
Our 2014 one-day event, 100: The Day Our World Changed, focused on an unknowing generation walking into battle in 1914. This companion piece 100: UnEarth looks at the devastating aftermath of conflict, telling the homecoming stories of those who fight and life through war.
100: UnEarth, which takes its inspiration from the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice is a love story exploring grief and tragedy with a deeply moving ending. The production was conceived and created by Bill Mitchell, our founder and artistic director before his untimely death last year. Another life taken too soon. Bill was convinced that as we started the war commemoration at Heligan it seemed only right that we finish the story there too.
“Through performance, music and installation, 100: UnEarth considers the impact of war, of lost lives and lives not lived and the effects of war on those who survive, both soldiers and their families.” Mercedes Kemp, Lead Artist 100: UnEarth
We will be working with communities and war veterans to unearth stories to feed into the work and we’re interested in talking to anyone who has experience of conflict either directly or in their extended family.
We’re also, as always, inviting people of all backgrounds and experience to get involved. Drop us a line [email protected] to express your interest.
Ticket details for the production will be released shortly.
100: UnEarth is co-commissioned by 1418-NOW and The Lost Gardens of Heligan.
With thanks to funders Arts Council England, Cornwall Council and FEAST