December 4 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Note time change to accommodate our Australian presenters!
Through performance and presentation, visuals, discussion and reflection, we will explore this psycho-mythological perspective. How can onto-poetic, reality-based stories clarify and strengthen our responses to environmental anxiety? How do insights from cross-cultural experiences in indigenous Australia help us appreciate old European environmental cultural histories? How does the subjective experience of retelling the Persephone journey inspire and direct us? Craig and Miriam will share their experience working with Persephone and Australian cultural stories.
Persephone’s Wake belongs within a trilogy of performance works, Persephone’s Dog, and Persephone’s Heart that are re-imagined from and Central Australia and take place simultaneously in ancient and contemporary times. Persephone’s Dog & Persephone’s Heart is published in the Ancient Greece/Modern Psyche series edited by Thomas Singer et al. Persephone’s Wake is included in the Routledge, 2021 book Depth Psychology and Climate Change.
Related Friday Talk: Persephone’s Wake
Craig San Roque has practiced Jungian Analytic Psychology for 40 years in the UK and Australia. A former president and co-director of training for the Australian NZ Society of Jungian Analysts, he writes and speaks from an interweave of anthropology, social ecology, Jungian practice, cultural psychology and community performance. He has many publications, including in the series exploring Cultural Complexes edited by Tom Singer, and Depth Psychology and Climate Change, both published by Routledge. He also authored a graphic story, A Long Weekend in Alice Springs, first published in ‘The Cultural Complex: Contemporary Jungian Perspectives on Psyche and Society’ 2004.
Miriam Pickard is a performance artist, storyteller, teacher and theatre director, known for her work with the innovative, prophetic, Canberra Chorus of Women music and performances on Climate Change, international peace, and generative feminine mythologies. Miriam also performs with ArtsACT events – notably her (wryly comic) solo pieces on Isis and Inanna. She developed the role of Persephone for the 2015 – 2017 Alice Springs and Santorini events, and recently directed Persephone’s Dog for the Canberra College Drama Student graduation performances, 2020. See her website: https://www.miriamjane.com