For Earth, it's the year of the beginning of the end of climate (as we know it). Scientists from every corner of Earth are indicating that this is the most pressing and important crisis facing mankind today.
ART + CLIMATE + SCIENCE - By using art to make the science more accessible, we trust more intelligent solutions will be adopted to reduce the rate at which our climate is changing.
It can feel daunting, as though anything we do will not make a dent in the enormity, but this is not the truth. As a human, as an inhabitant of this earth who has played a part in this environmental destruction, I feel a strong pull and even stronger responsibility to apologize to our ocean for what we have done.
The planet does not care if you are a mother, a doctor, a factory worker, a politician, the top climate change scientist, or even identify as a climate change skeptic. The climate is changing at an unprecedented rate, in part due to human activity.
The clock is ticking. With over 7 billion people on the planet what can one person do?
- Joel Vannfuller
Founder/Creative Director, "the Mermaids' Song"
My Sincere Gratitude to those who have given their time and talents to the development of "the Mermaids' Song" project and its future.
Charles Jones African Art
Maintains a complete reference library numbering over 1000 volumes on the arts of Sub-Sahara Africa, and is a major source of inspiration for the Mermaids' Song project. The half-human, half-serpent African water-spirit has populated the human imagination for millennia. Some of the earliest have their origins in the fertile river valleys of Mesopotamia, Africa's Nile Valley, and later the Mediterranean world of the Phoenicians, Minoans, Greeks, and Romans. In the African Atlantic world, people recognize the essential and sacred nature of water by honoring and celebrating "Mami Wata", which may be translated as "Mother Water" or "Mistress Water".
Founder / Artistic Director / Cape Fear Dance Theatre
>> Choreographer, "2047"
Marcia Jacobs Fuller
>> Editor and Spirited Advisor
The Love Of My Life
Scientist / Adventurer / Environmental Protector
BS in Oceanography and Climate Change, Cornell University
>> Consultant / "Climate Refugee" Model
Founder / Sublime Miami Inc.
>> Graphic Design, "Mami Wata", "2047" and "the Mermaids' Song Logo.
Creative Consultant To The Universe / David Thall Creative
>> Concept / Writing / Confidant
Brook van der Linde
Lyrics / Vocals - “two thousand Forty Seven” - "Mami Wata" / Confidante
Composer / Kol Meira Publications
>> "Ocean Calling II: From the Depths" for "2047"
Director / Writer
>> Cinematographer "2047"
SYMBIOSIS EMPOWERS TRANSFORMATION
Contact us and other like-minded people who are doing something to address this pressing issue.
New York Times Bestseller / The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed To Reverse Global Warming
Documentary / An Exposure Labs Production
2014 News and Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Nature Programming
Plastic Oceans Foundation / Plastic Oceans Project
Dr. Monteleone, Executive Director, Director of Science,
Research and Academic Partnerships, UNCW- Wilmington