At Emergency Climate Artistic Emergency
Sila, in the Inuit language, means Universe, Intelligence, Wisdom
For the whole humanity,
it’s the moment of the Big Choice
individual and collective.
Eros and Thanatos still in the running.
We are at the foot of the wall,
the catastrophe on the move.
Let’s continue at this rate and we will perish.
Let’s change praxis and we will live.
As an artist, intellectuals, we chose.
Choose to engage us,
chosen to participate in the awakening of consciences.
We chose to put our word,
our creation at the service of love, at the service of life.
We want to prepare and support our minds
so that we find the strength to give up privileges
which we enjoy and which precipitate the world in agony.
We want to revisit our place in the Universe,
our relationship to Mother Earth, to all living beings.
Recognize that they are us and that we are them,
to love and protect them as ourselves.
May our artistic practices be the standard of our convictions.
We join everyone who already has their voices heard.
That together, we strengthen our common determination,
proposing philosophical, poetic concepts
and very practical too.
Awaken the conscience, not to suffer any more, to prepare us to face
the perils that threaten and anticipate us in order to act with intelligence, kindness and dignity.
May this wisdom again allow us to appreciate the flavor of life in a certain simplicity.
Our personal and collective creation
is an intellectual survival manual, a common resource that gives us power over our lives.
Knowledge, creation, usability,
collaboration, daring and poetry are our allies.
“This perpetual rehandling this power of initiative
and transformation is freedom. ”
Let’s invoke the forces of Love and the Spirit,
these huge and so renewable energies
who inhabit each of us!
Bertille Gentil – Romainville Le 25 février 2019
Cosignataires du mouvement Sila : Gilles Duthil – Jean Baptiste Perrot – Gabriel Karoubi – Rafaël karoubi – Camille de Noray – Gabriel de Noray