Can I Live?

Audio-described by VocalEyes.

A filmed performance available to watch online from anywhere in the world.

Conceived, written and performed by Fehinti Balogun.

Why don’t we talk about it? Fehinti Balogun and Complicité ask this urgent question and offers an invitation in Can I Live?, a vital new digital performance about the climate catastrophe, sharing his personal journey into the biggest challenge of our times. Weaving his story with spoken word, rap, theatre, animation and the scientific facts, Fehinti charts a course through the fundamental issues underpinning the emergency, identifying the intimate relationship between the environmental crisis & the global struggle for social justice, and sharing how, as a young Black British man, he has found his place in the climate movement.

In the face of a sense of helplessness about the climate catastrophe, Can I Live? is an outstretched hand, inviting audiences to recognise they are not alone – and that through understanding the issues and connecting with the many powerful activists around the globe driving change, we can find a sense of hope for the future.

Running time: 60 mins

Trigger warnings: contains some flashing images, some strong language, explores themes of racism, classism and describes some violence.

How to watch

Can I Live? is a filmed performance available to watch online. You can watch Can I Live? from anywhere, regardless of which venue’s website you book through. Simply choose the dates that suit you best, and go the website of the venue that is hosting the show online that week to book. You’ll be sent simple instructions about how to watch the film on your chosen date from the comfort of your home… or mate’s house… or cafe… or wherever you fancy…  You can watch the film at any point in the period that the film is with your chosen venue. You will have 48 hours to watch from the moment you click play on the film.

Pay What You Decide

We have made Can I Live? available on a Pay What You Decide basis, because it is a call to action. Long-term sustainable progress on addressing climate change and its impacts will only be possible if all parts of society are engaged, involved and empowered. We want to make the work as accessible to audiences as possible.

We invite you to consider your decision about what to pay for your experience of Can I Live? as a political decision. Thirty-eight freelance artists and activists were employed by Complicité in making Can I Live?. By supporting the work generously, you will enable us to connect even more people with brilliant art that inspires change. Pay What You Decide is an extended hand, an invitation: we want you in the room with us, and we trust you to be there on the terms that are right for you.

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Event image: Fehinti Balogun faces the camera, frowning with concern. On his face is projected an image of tree branches. Behind him a light fades from orange to blue. Within the lettering, that reads Can I Live?, we see family photos of Fehinti as a child.

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