The O Zone, 2017, Installation view as part of ‘Greater Together’ at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne. Photograph: Zan Wimberley

In The O Zone 2017, presented as both a live performance and video documentation, collaborative duo Clark Beaumont explore the various relationships between climate change and sex – using the seductive taboo of the latter to draw attention to the devastating reality of the former, and allowing each subject to disarm the other, as well as to open up complex issues and competing perspectives surrounding both. Through a script comprised of both found and original text – including facts, estimations, intimate thoughts & personal anecdotes – and movement designed by experimental choreographer Mirjam Sögner – The O Zone seeks to shock us into sense, drawing attention to our relationships with one another and the environment, and encouraging realisation of how our individual desires and actions have potential collective, and lasting, affects. Shot 2017-08-14 at 12_27_49 pm.png Shot 2017-08-14 at 12_27_49 pm_v2.png Shot 2017-08-14 at 12_27_49 pm_v3.png