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Thu, 09 Jun


Pl. du Petit-Saconnex, 1209 Genève, Switzerland

Meet the Oceans

What if water could talk? “Meet the Oceans” is a live performance bringing together the five oceans to an artistic conversation. It aims to revitalise our intrinsic, emotional connection to water, and to our biological origin: the oceans.

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Meet the Oceans
Meet the Oceans

Time & Location

09 Jun 2022, 19:00

Pl. du Petit-Saconnex, 1209 Genève, Switzerland

About the event

About 71 percent of the Earth’s surface is water-covered, and the oceans hold about 96.5 percent of all Earth’s water. It breeds the oldest forms of life on the planet and the greatest mysteries to humans. Being such a large and crucial component of our environment, oceans are not given enough attention. Although several water bodies require our attention now more than ever, the oceans are what most of them culminate into.

Following "Meet the Glaciers", the first live performance on March 8th, the conversation  of "Meet the Ocean" brings together the five oceans of the world –– the Atlantic Ocean, Arctic Ocean, Indian Ocean, Pacific Ocean, and the Southern Ocean –– each embodied by a passionate water professional, sharing the concerns and emotions an ocean has to carry in today’s world. The live performance integrates story-telling, experiential group process, live experimentation, and aesthetic-sonic rendering to generate authentic affects and meanings in the public viewers. The event series (on glaciers & oceans) brings back the circular format of “fireplace” that can hold intimate conversations about urgent issues that threaten our existence. "Meet the Oceans" will be offering an embodied experience of the state of being of the oceans. It encourages the audience to surrender themselves to the senses and to fully feel the emotions that come through the collective experience.

About The Performers

Based in Switzerland, “Meeting of Waters” is a local community at the intersection of Art, Science, and Policy. Our common vision is to shape Water Consciousness worldwide by raising awareness about water issues. Water is the root of all lives and the broken water system connects to all the underlying symptoms of the climatic and humanitarian crises. Nearly in every culture, water is considered a sacred, life-giving element and provides a spiritual identification to the civilisation. As a diverse community of artists, scientists, researchers, and citizens, our professional work all touches upon water, and our intuitive connection with water brought us together to find the missing piece of emotion –– bring it back and integrate it into our different walks of life. 

"Meet the Oceans" will include the following performers: 

Aditi Joshi (IHEID, Geneva) 

Arno Ratzinger (IHEID, Geneva)

Charlotte Qin (QinTheory, Geneva)

Esther Greenwood (eawag, Zurich) 

Heli Shah (IHEID, Geneva)

Jörn Jakob Luhn (IHEID, Geneva)

Hans van Zinkernagel (ASL– Association pour la sauvegarde du Léman , Geneva)

Music will be provided by Digitizer (Geneva) 

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