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A meditative, rhythmic outdoor live art installation, exploring our felt sense of urgency in the face of climate change. The project draws inspiration from the Doomsday Clock imagined by scientists in 1947 to convey threats to humanity and the earth.

This new work from artist Janine Harrington is a co-commission between the University of Reading and Reading Thames Festival. During her research process, Janine is in conversation with a number of researchers from the University of Reading, whose research interests overlap with the themes of the piece. The work will be performed by an 11-strong cast including members of the University and wider Reading communities.

Janine Harrington is an artist whose practice involves choreography, installation, writing and performance. She is interested in game structures, play, access, neurodiversity and the poetics of movement practices. Increasingly her work addresses sociality or ways of being together through exploring scales and movements beyond the human scale.

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26 September 2019




Palmer Quad, Whiteknights Campus, University of Reading


Miranda Laurence

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