Tell us a little about yourself and your work:
Valerie Christiansen is interdisciplinary artist with background in theatre performance, directing and cinema. She is interested in political theatre and creating spaces that collapse social hierarchies. She is a member of The Uninvited Guests collective whose productions focus on local social issues.
Art has sneaky way of manifesting your own personal reality into creation, a reality that I share with all humans on the planet is one that that is called climate change. We might as well change the name to what it is, climate of human extinction. Unless my eyes and ears were stapled closed it would be impossible to ignore the urgent condition of the abuse of our planet. Art is really our only hope, science and knowledge is never enough for the masses. Facts may feed us with knowledge but art moves people into action.
If you had to choose five words to describe your piece in New Narratives, what would they be?
Intimate, Rusty, Exhausted, Cheeky, Squeaky.
Would you rather eat a candle or wear shoes made of ice?
Shoes made of ice, I could glide around on my shoes and my feet would never sweat. There would be no use for me in eating a candle other than lighting my poop on fire.
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