Cynthia Hopkins - Cape Farewell - The cultural response to climate change

Cynthia Hopkins

Performance and Music Artist

Internationally acclaimed musical performance artist Cynthia Hopkins from Brooklyn, NY writes and sings songs, records albums, and creates groundbreaking multi-media performance works that incorporate music, text, video and theatrical design to create imaginative stories that intertwine truth and fiction, blurring the lines between edification and entertainment.

Her work This Clement World, performed as part of Carbon14: Climate is Culture, is a fiercely creative and charismatic tribute to our rapidly changing environment, as seen through the prism of Cynthia Hopkins’ deeply personal lens and wild cross-disciplinary style. Performed live with a 15-piece chorus and band, This Clement World blends outlandish fiction and original avant-folk songs with Hopkins’ own documentary footage from an Arctic expedition with Cape Farewell, infusing our global climate crisis with humour, poetics and urgency.