When a Dutch Design Week event was turning out into a bourgeois gathering of hard nippled fairies dreaming away into mushroom softness it was so great to see Greta Thunberg showing up to make clear that the world faces other challenges than who farts particles best or how much variations on a rabbit can be sold by Bryn Oh.
But Greta was clear: “My message is that I’ll be watching you. This is all wrong. I shouldn’t be up here. I should be making art. Yet you all come to me for hope. How dare you!
“You have stolen my time and creativity with your empty words. And yet I’m one of the lucky ones. People are suffering. People are dying. Entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are in the beginning of a mass extinction, and all you can talk about is mesh bodies, hair fairs and fairy tales of eternal Linden. How dare you!
“For more than 30 years, the science has been crystal clear. How dare you continue to look away and come here saying that you’re doing enough, when the politics and solutions needed are still nowhere in sight.
“You are failing me. But I start to understand your betrayal. The eyes of all future generations are upon you. And if you choose to fail me, I say: I will never forgive you.
“I will not let you get away with this. Right here, right now is where I draw the line. The world is waking up. And change is coming, whether you like it or not.
Starshine Halasy: Sandwoman wants to interview you
SaveMe Oh: I first want to thank the audience, my parents and the dutch king for this opportunity.
I am overwhelmed by the attention, a bit emotional to be honest.
I have the kleenex box right at hand
Serotinine: It,s really great!!!!
SaveMe Oh: I am crying now after all these months of lockdown. This means a lot to me. It feels I am connected at once to the whole world. I almost want to sing REACH OUT AND TOUCH. But thats forbidden. 1,5 meter, and singing.
Thoth Jantzen: Heya – sorry about the opening. about 10 mins before the opening of the show, more than half the stuff in the sim got suddenly returned somehow. it was a bit of a disaster and not a good time for me to focus on other things as we were busy trying to figure out what happened and repairing what we could. just letting you know what was what.
SaveMe Oh: Sorry for pushing the return button, dont know what got into me.
The 2020 edition of the MILAN MACHINIMA FESTIVAL will take place online, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. From Monday 25 till Saturday May 30, the entire program will be fully available on this website.