The Future We Choose

A collaboration between Jackson M Phoenix, Barney White and you, The Future We Choose will craft a radical new collective vision for our shared future.

At this point of global disruption, we are at a place where a change of direction is essential, and we find ourselves in the handful of generations who have the opportunity to make this our legacy. It is clear we need to rethink our direction of travel as a species – but to change direction, we must have a new destination in mind.

The Future We Choose is a shared space for brave thinking, real dialogue, deep listening, and collective (re)visioning.

Initially comprising six multi-artform pieces (see below for details on each piece as it is released), from films to jigsaws to inner journeys, each will explore a quality essential to profound (re)visioning: deep listening, interconnectedness, higher consciousness, and wonderment.

This initial series of works will broadcast a global call for responses to the question:

Forgetting what you think is possible or likely, what could a radically better future for humanity and our planet look like?

Your response to this call will become part of the final artwork, premiering at Greenbelt Festival 2022: a collective (re)visioning installation, an inhabitable space in which to immerse in this bold and radical new collective vision for our future.. The Future We Choose will place our collective vision in clear sight, inspiring action and catalysing momentum towards radical change.

What is it, the future you choose? To share your vision, leave us a voicemail on +44 (0)7455 363 164.

The First Piece – "Deep Listening, Part 1: Self"

Film by Barney White

“Loneliness is a sign you are in desperate need of yourself.” ― Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey

Inspired in part by the work of Rupi Kaur, this first piece in a triptych exploring Deep Listening is a meditation on the importance of deeper reflection and self-acceptance.

If we hope to create a better future, we must start by looking inward and seeing what changes happen when we truly treat ourselves with kindness – giving space and energy to the parts of ourselves that cause us pain and accepting them for what they are: a part of us.

Film by Barney White

“Loneliness is a sign you are in desperate need of yourself.” ― Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey

Inspired in part by the work of Rupi Kaur, this first piece in a triptych exploring Deep Listening is a meditation on the importance of deeper reflection and self-acceptance.

If we hope to create a better future, we must start by looking inward and seeing what changes happen when we truly treat ourselves with kindness – giving space and energy to the parts of ourselves that cause us pain and accepting them for what they are: a part of us.

Watch the film

Still to come

Second piece: Wed 25 May, online

Third piece: Fri 10 May, online

Fourth piece: Wed 15 June, online

Fifth piece: Wed 29 June, online

Sixth piece: Wed 13 July, online

Final piece: 26–29 August 2022, festival fields

Second piece: Wed 25 May, online

Third piece: Fri 10 May, online

Fourth piece: Wed 15 June, online

Fifth piece: Wed 29 June, online

Sixth piece: Wed 13 July, online

Final piece: 26–29 August 2022, festival fields

Have your say

We want to hear your vision.

Forgetting what you think is possible or likely, what could a radically better future for humanity and our planet look like? What is the boldest, most courageous and loving vision you can summon?

To share your vision, leave us a voicemail on +44 (0)7455 363 164.

Your response will be woven into the final The Future We Choose artwork: a collected, collective (re)visioning, premiering at Greenbelt Festival 2022.

What is the future you choose?

We want to hear your vision.

Forgetting what you think is possible or likely, what could a radically better future for humanity and our planet look like? What is the boldest, most courageous and loving vision you can summon?

To share your vision, leave us a voicemail on +44 (0)7455 363 164.

Your response will be woven into the final The Future We Choose artwork: a collected, collective (re)visioning, premiering at Greenbelt Festival 2022.

What is the future you choose?

Meet the artists

Jackson M Phoenix
Jackson M. Phoenix‘s practice consists of dual artistic and spiritual pathways interwoven in an ongoing exploration of consciousness, and includes writing, visual art, performance, and various spiritual practices and healing modalities.
Website

Barney White
Barney White is filmmaker and performer trained in theatre, dance and acrobatics. Driven by a passion for both physical performance and cinema, Barney creates original artist film that aims to reflect on and communicate shared stories of how we exist in the world.
Website / Instagram / Twitter

Jackson M Phoenix
Jackson M. Phoenix‘s practice consists of dual artistic and spiritual pathways interwoven in an ongoing exploration of consciousness, and includes writing, visual art, performance, and various spiritual practices and healing modalities.
Website

Barney White
Barney White is filmmaker and performer trained in theatre, dance and acrobatics. Driven by a passion for both physical performance and cinema, Barney creates original artist film that aims to reflect on and communicate shared stories of how we exist in the world.
Website / Instagram / Twitter

#TheFutureWeChoose
Created by Jackson M. Phoenix and Barney White
Commissioned by Greenbelt Festival