Extinction I - VI @mobius : 6 Aphorisms


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Extinction I - VI : 6 Aphorisms

1pm - 7pm, Saturday, 1-4pm, Sunday : $10 Suggested Donation

Currently, our Earth is undergoing its first human-driven mass extinction event.  This event, known as the Sixth Extinction, is surmised to have begun around 100,000 years ago with the rise of Homo Sapiens as a dominant species. Through a series of 6 durational performances, artist Sara June explores several facets of the extinction phenomenon, including dwindling biodiversity, human-driven climate change, and collapse of ecosystems through meditations on 6 aphorisms, or pithy sayings, created by the artist:

I. Extinction is often invisible.

II. Extinction is an unmaking of being.

III. Extintion leaves clues that one must piece together and fill with the imagination of existence.

IV. Extinction is the permanant vanquishment of the no longer useful.

V. Due to its ephemeral nature, extinction resists measurement. The very small may extinct the very large.

VI. Extinction is the lack of a line of progeny. With extinction goes conception, development, flourishment, mutation, evolution, and death.

Image: Great Auk Egg