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“Climate change is undeniably an immediate, global threat and unless some radical moves are taken, the earth will be largely uninhabitable within 50 to 100 years (Kin Chi, 2011).”1
1Economic Growth and Sustainability: A view from China, Lau Kin Chi
Development (2011) 54(2), 240–242. doi:10.1057/dev.2011.7
“Many climate and emissions milestones were reached over the past year. Fourteen of the fifteen hottest years on record have occurred since 2000, with 2015 on track to be the first year to top 1 °C average warming globally. This year, the Earth also topped 400 ppm in average monthly atmospheric CO2 concentration for the first time in at least 800,000 years. We have already emitted two thirds of the total carbon allocation to the atmosphere that would ensure at least a 66% chance of limiting global temperature increases to below 2 °C.”1
Nature Climate Change, 6, 7–10, doi:10.1038/nclimate2892, Robert B. Jackson, Josep G. Canadell, Corinne Le Quéré, Robbie M. Andrew, Jan Ivar Korsbakken, Glen P. Peters & Nebojsa Nakicenovic
Art is connected to life and to breath. The word inspiration communicates drawing air into the lungs and is related to the primal breath. Pneuma, from the ancient Greek word soul πνεῦμα, signifies breath, wind, spirit. Inspiration is a process through which the mystery of life is expressed.
The powerful ontological paradigm of Buddhist Tibetan nomadic life is meaningfully non-materialistic. From this metaphysical space emerges the lotus of ecological consciousness at the heart of the mystical. Nomadic life flows with the dynamic rhythm of seasons.
The whimsical reverence for nature embodied in Buddhist religious ontological symbolism functions as ecological stewardship mythos. Dr William Rees, former director of the University of British Columbia’s School of Community and Regional Planning in Vancouver, the originator of ecological footprint analysis, discusses the key function of myths. Dr Rees explains that myths exist in every culture as a ‘social construction of reality (Rees).’1 Buddhism mythologized earth stewardship, as in the wildly poetic examples of the ontological belief of the sacredness of lakes and mountains as divine dwellings, or supernatural sanctuaries.
As conscious living beings we have the responsibility to protect that which is sacred.
1 “Are Humans Unsustainable by Nature?” William E. Rees 2007 Trudeau Fellow University of British Columbia School of Community and Regional Planning [9674 words] Trudeau Lecture Memorial University of Newfoundland, January 28, 2009 http://www.plancanada.com/Unsustainable%20by%20Nature.rees.pdf pp.8
BÉRANGÈRE MAÏA NATASHA PARIZEAU
My artwork, experimental films, and scholarly reflections emerge from a deep curiosity and fascination with the boundlessness of the human spirit, the limitlessness of the cosmic universe, the mythological, the spiritual, the exploration of my EARTH LIGHT body which emanates from infinity (this is the realm of the MYSTERY, the wildest imagination), as well as a real concern for our beautiful planet MOTHER EARTH. The premise of this heuristic body of work is that the current planetary crises are crises in human consciousness, crises of the humanity group soul/spirit. As an environmental advocate and consciousness activist, my work intends to intentionally participate in redesigning culture, the intentional participation in designing a post-growth ecological culture (this is the creative process of redesigning culture) for an ecologically sustainable and spiritually thriving planetary future. My intention is to shed light on the sacred multidimensional ways in which we potentiate the power of our consciousness. This body of work is a prayer to humanity to align our mind and hearts, to raise the power of our hearts, to develop methods and technologies to go inward towards the complexities and awareness of our individual connection to Source We are the Rainbow Warriors. If the world is indeed participatory, we manifest/dream this world into existence. Indeed, dear friends... a colourful future is ours to create!