sounding the alarm

The Mermaid Tear Factory

 

The Mermaid Tear Factory

The Mermaid Tear Factory is an ongoing performance laboratory and site-specific exploration of the mermaid myth, and how the goddesses of the sea are confronting our hedonistic and pathological single use plastics consumption, and how this dispersion has infiltrated our oceans, our minds and our bodies.  The performance tells the story of a vigilante mermaid who is half activist-saleswoman-professor and half sea-goddess:  a post-modern Yemanjá-descended eco-crime fighter who lives in a tent on the beach. 

This performance aims to poetically promote dynamic dialogue around the crisis of what many call one of the biggest threats to our biosphere:  The plastics pollution and acidification of our planet’s oceansThe work is designed to exist, free of charge, in a public space where people have independently congregated to enjoy the ocean, but can also be presented indoors in English, Portuguese and Spanish.

 
 
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Mermaid Tear Factory - Miami Beach, Florida

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A Fabrica de Lagrimas de Sirena - Havana, Cuba

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A Fabrica de Lagrimas de Sereia - Bahia, Brazil

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