Can imagining the future be a collaborative act? What happens when we can’t agree on what to do next?
MELTDOWN is a failure to respond – to a clear brief. A failure to do what’s expected. A failure to do what we agreed to do – because we had more important things to do, because we hoped no one would make a fuss.
MELTDOWN is a response to a failure. A failure of those in power to do what they said they would, because they hope no one will make a fuss. A failure to do what they need to do in order to allow the arts and artists to sustain and flourish in this country.
COVID or no, we are in a crisis. The future for artists is uncertain. And that is perhaps the one thing we can agree on.
Meltdown is commissioned by Project Arts Centre as part of Future Forecast