An interdisciplinary performance and installation conceived by artist Diana Wege.
It is a response to climate change, pollution, resource depletion, and nuclear capability.
The piece immerses the audience in a near future where the degradation and extinction of nature is symbolized by a dystopian cathedral with a choir and orchestra, a series of large vandalized landscape paintings and a 1500-page Anthology.
Earth Requiem joins three disciplines (painting, literature and music) to caution those who believe our environment is thriving under current social, religious and political conditions.
Diana Wege, Artist
Diana Wege is a New York-based conceptual artist who uses her practice to passionately express the nexus between the environment and social justice. Her work has been shown at galleries and museums across the country and Japan, and has included bringing her anti-violence prints to the sidewalks of New York City. Wege’s conviction comprises the eradication of prevalent violence marring our nation’s schools and beyond.
Malcolm J. Merriweather, Musical Director
Conductor Malcolm J. Merriweather is Music Director of New York City’s The Dessoff Choirs, known for their performances of great choral works from the pre-Baroque era through the 21st century. He is an Assistant Professor, Director of Choral Studies and Voice Department Coordinator at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, Artist in Residence at Union Theological Seminary, and the Artistic Director of “Voices of Haiti,” a 60-member children’s choir in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, operated by the Andrea Bocelli Foundation.