Scientists tell us clearly that the world is facing an existential threat: human caused global warming. It is clear we need to change and prepare for what is coming, take action on all levels, personal, political, local, global. Yet most of us carry on as usual.
Unravelling looks at the climate crisis and our responses to it, considers our need to look away, the excuses we tell ourselves. Maybe it’s simply too frightening and we feel helpless, fearing the anxiety will be overwhelming? Perhaps, as British psychoanalyst Sally Weintrobe says “Anxiety is the biggest psychic barrier to facing the reality of anthropogenic global warming”.
Approached through self-portraits and embroidered words, Unravelling is an attempt to better understand the world and myself. For, after all, why am I not doing more?
Video presentation of Unravelling can be seen below.
Film by Senara Wilson Hodges (On The Beach Productions)