Wednesday 26th July 2017
St. Marylebone Parish Church
17 Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5LT
One Creation is a multimedia performance, which the two artists who conceived it believe may be an answer to extremism. It challenges the conventional reaction to acts of extremism and demonstrates that we who live in the age of terror are all part of one great connection and have nothing to fear from each other. It offers a solution that requires no action at all, by simply making us aware of the sheer glory of diversity, and the infinite and eternal interconnectedness of all living things.
Music director Gavin Roberts, and visual artist Alice Sielle have invited artists and musicians born into different faiths, to choose secular or religious texts/poems/songs from their own heritage that illustrate the following 3 subjects:
Love of the whole of creation
This first ever performance includes Hindu, Jewish, Christian, Muslim and Sikh musicians and a video of the related paintings, which will be projected behind the performers.
Alice Sielle, who initiated the project says: I thought I would spontaneously combust if I didn’t try to do something about extremism before I died. One Creation grew out of a series of paintings I’ve been working on for a couple of years about the interconnectedness of all living things: that we are all part of one creation and have nothing to fear from each other. I think peace movements fail because they require action. I would, of course, like to expand One Creation to include atheism, humanism, and every faith; and the intention has been to make this template that anyone can use to produce their own version. It has been brilliant working with all the people involved in One Creation, who are so enthusiastic about the idea.
Alice Sielle www.sielle.com / email@example.com
Gavin Roberts www.gavinroberts.org