Epoch Wars

Ian Sinclair and Loren Kronemyer/ Pony Express (NSW & TAS)

Epoch Wars is an artist-run alternative symposium to the 36th International Geological Congress, where artists, thinkers and audiences debate and negotiate the name of the era we will die in.

Through their pandrogynous collaborative process, experimental live art duo Pony Express work across media art, performance, video and transdisciplinary research. They create immersive alternate realities that reflect themes of adaptation, global weirding, queer ecologies, nonhuman politics, environmental futures and the slow apocalypse.

This new large-scale, live artwork disguised as a conference, had its plans turned upside down by COVID-19 and is now moving to the digital realm through a completely new iteration in development that reflects how the online space and the screen has become a primary site for formal communication, negotiation and participation.

Creative Team: Show runners – Ian Sinclair and Loren Kronemyer; Sound designer – Alex Last; Creative producer – Annette Vieusseux

This project is supported by the Australia Council for the Art’s Resilience Fund.
Image: Alex Sibbison


Vitalstatistix acknowledges that we, and our home Waterside, are on Kaurna Country, its sovereignty never ceded. We acknowledge Kaurna people as the continuing custodians of the Adelaide Plains who have a spiritual relationship with this land. We respect their cultural authority. We pay our respect to Kaurna Elders, past, present and emerging, and through them to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.