Messages to a post human earth

Not everything everywhere
is for us

– Stanislaw Lem 
‘The Invincible’

Messages to a Post Human Earth is an evocative audio journey about the end of our species. Designed for a world in lockdown and based on true events, it is an experience for two people to do with one another in a local park.

DESCRIPTION

The online version of Messages to a Post Human Earth sees you and your partner embark on a futuristic journey that invites you to encounter the natural world, and your place in it from a radically new perspective.

The story is inspired by an essay written by the celebrated Polish thinker Stanislaw Lem in the early 1980s.

Written in response to the US Government’s appeal to design a way to leave behind information for those on earth after the end of humans, he proposed to hide it in the DNA of a plant.

Bringing together science fiction and contemporary science around plant intelligence, this sensory story imagines the world where these events take place and what messages plants might already be communicating. 

WHEN IS IT ON?

The online version was exclusively available as part of IDFA DocLab from 26th November - 13th December 2020.

We may launch this again in the New Year, sign up to our mailing list to be the first to find out.

The full immersive theatrical experience will take place in botanical gardens and will premiere in Spring 2021.

CREDITS

Creative Director and Scriptwriter: May Abdalla
Web Developer / Graphic Designer: Will Brady
Animator: Toby Auberg, Barry Gene Murphy
Illustrator: Antonis Papamichael
Sound Designer / Composer: Chu-Li Shewring
Creative Producer: Amaya Dent
Executive Producer: Kirsty Jennings 
Communications Manager: Elaine Hsu
Trailer: Alice Russell
Production Assistant: Sahar Bano Malik
Production Assistant: Angus Denton
Creative Technologist (installation): Gavin Morris
Creative Concept Development: Barry Gene Murphy
Concept Development: Mike Golembewski
Creative Consultant: Amy Rose

Messages to a Post Human Earth is a new work by Anagram, Commissioned by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute in Poland, in collaboration with IDFA DocLab R&D Program in Amsterdam. Original concept development by Mike Golembewski.

With special thanks to Monica Gagliano, Research Associate Professor in Evolutionary Ecology at the Biological Intelligence (BI) Lab, Southern Cross University