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How to Live…

Lynette Wallworth

Join this spiritual search and rescue mission, as Lynette Wallworth remembers her coming-of-age as prophetess in a radical Christian community and recounts her path back to freedom by confronting life’s biggest questions.

Renowned for her crystalline, deeply humane reflections on spirituality, technology, and the natural world, multiple Emmy award winning artist Lynette Wallworth turns the lens on herself in the soul- baring performance memoir HOW TO LIVE…

With tenderness, intimacy, and humour, Wallworth unearths memories of her coming- of-age as prophetess in a radical Christian community, and recounts her exodus back to freedom. As she stages the drama of her loss of self and path to rediscovery, she finds a world governed by the influence of cults not unlike the one she left behind.

Using her artworks and a wry sensibility Wallworth navigates the beauty and the perils of shared belief systems. Her illuminating personal experience calls into question; how are we influenced, what are we seeking, and how can our realities co-exist? Where different worldviews collide is empathy more valuable than truth?

Presented by The Capitol, RMIT Culture and RISING. Commissioned by RISING and Sydney Opera House.