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‘Myosotis’ – her requiem

In partnership with the Sydney Environment Institute for Sydney Festival 2021

Finding sense in the face of griefMerging story with a double bass ensemble, ‘Myosotis’ – her requiem, asks us to sit within grief, to remember the non-human bodies lost in the 2019/20 fires. A quiet plea to never forget that their lives are a legacy of our inaction.

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Danielle Celermajer is a Professor of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Sydney. With a background in human rights practice and scholarship, her work now focuses on justice. Her forthcoming book Summertime (Penguin, 2021) weaves personal stories of the black summer fires with more abstract reflections on the ethics and politics of the climate catastrophe.

Photo: Chris Wright