THE SKY IS FALLING, THE MONEY’S ALL GONE
With Lucky Pierre
In 2014 I participated in this DIY project. DIY is an opportunity for artists working in Live Art to conceive and run unusual training and professional development projects for other artists.
We are living in a time of both unprecedented technological wonder and the alarming consequences of unchecked “growth.” Natural, industrial and economic disasters threaten the patterns of ordinary life. How can artists respond to and work against despair amid evidence of ongoing economic, environmental, and social fragility? Are we the relief workers of the new collapse?
Co-opting the “free” on-line course model of corporatized higher education, Lucky Pierre as L.P.F.U lead the workshop: “The Sky Is Falling. The Money’s All Gone.” Over a period of 8 weeks, L.P.F.U facilitators and selected participants worked to create responses to themes of environmental and economic fragility.
We responded to a series of weekly prompts. These short assignments generated material (performance, writing, video, music, visuals, etc.) that informed and offered new processes and methods for furthering participants’ individual practices post-workshop.
At the conclusion of the shared study period, I developed this project inspired by the collective research: https://soundcloud.com/lucky-pierre-chicago/sets/amaara-raheem-prompt-2