A show-and-tell about consumerism and anxiety.
Harry’s got a problem. Maybe you do too. He keeps buying things to feel better, but they just make him more miserable. So he started keeping a diary…
For a full year, Harry logged every transaction he made at everythingibought.tumblr.com. In painstaking detail, he wrote about how each purchase made him feel – his hopes, dreams, fears, and utter failure to come to a liveable compromise with consumerism. Now he’s sharing what he’s learned in a performance lecture that dissects shopping until it all falls apart. Framed as a presentation of pie charts and bell curves and statistics about consumption, it’s really about being miserable, being afraid, and trying to find a way out.
Following the performance there will be an informal sharing of some of the ideas and thoughts generated through the performance run as part of Creative Carbon Scotland’s Green Tease programme.
Tickets to the performance are available here or alternatively…
What would you offer in exchange for a ticket to Everything I Bought In a Year and How it Made Me Feel? In the spirit of alternative forms of economics you can barter for a ticket to the show on the night. An idea, an object, a service, what’s theatre ‘worth’ to you?
Harry Giles is a performer, poet, and general doer of things: https://harrygiles.org/
This event is part of Climate Week North East (16th – 25th March) – a week packed full of fun, inspiring and interesting events, designed to raise awareness of climate change but, more importantly, show what we can all do to make a difference and reduce our carbon footprint in a fun way. See the full programme of events here.