motherEarth international is a ThisEgg project created by teams across the world. It is a series of new dance films and a podcast series responding to the climate and ecological crisis bringing together artists from the UK, Ukraine, Taiwan, Brazil, Argentina, India, Mexico, Indonesia and Denmark. The project is supported by the British Council’s Creative Commissions for Climate Action, a global programme exploring climate change through art, science and digital technology.
motherEarth was originally a British Council Creative Commission for COP27, the 27th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties. This annual conference brings together world leaders to accelerate action to reach the goals set out by the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. COP27 took place in Egypt 7-18 November, 2022. The theme for the commission was Climate Emergency, a situation in which urgent action is required to reduce or halt climate change and avoid potentially irreversible environmental damage resulting from it.
The project was coordinated digitally and the majority of activity took place between July and November 2022, with the launch coinciding with the start of COP27 on 7th November.