The third in a series of six, one hour radio essays originally commissioned by Soundart Radio as part of Tomorrow's Transmissions. This series weaves poetry, nonfiction, theory, soundart and performance together in a shamanistic effort to become other (fungus, plant, insect, bird and animal) in order to better become our selves.
As government responses to coronavirus shuts human activity down, the rest of the world thrives. Unmown verges flower and seed, animals move into urban centres, air and water clears, bird and fish populations recover. Each episode suggests a more sustainable way of becoming human, inspired by what it means to be fungus, insect, plant, bird and animal, respectively. Might the incorporation of these other-than human strategies help us better work with rather than against the rest of life on earth and help mitigate climate crisis?
Becoming Insect includes contributions by The Insect Librarian / Linus Slug, Fiona Benson, Mair Bosworth, Phil Rushworth, Sarah-Lee McCall, Christina Turley & Eliza Lomas, Pheobe Law, Lily Hunter Green, Tom Moore, Dr Eyal Maori, Dr Luigi Aloia & Karun Matharu, Susie David, Mandy Haggith, Dr Luke Thompson, Jez Riley French, Heloise Tunstall-Behrens & Auclair, Victoria Gill // Dr Martin Benscik, Helen Frosi, Dr Rebecca Varley-Winter.
First aired on Soundart Radio, Sunday 30th August 2020
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