Art Climate Transition
Co-funded by the
Creative Europe Programme
of the European Union

ACT — Art,
Climate, Transition

is a European cooperation project on hope. The hope we’re interested in is about ‘broad perspectives with specific possibilities, ones that invite or demand that we act’.

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articles

#communicating Navigating unknown territories
Navigating unknown territories

By Arie Lengkeek

#localising Becoming-World
Becoming-World

By Rosi Braidotti

#incurable curious Just Don’t Do It
Just Don’t Do It

By Pieter van Bogaert

#political propellers Delirium Interruptum
Delirium Interruptum

Marko Markovic performance for Croatian presidency of EU council

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activities

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#ACTAgenda #ACTAgenda
COAL Paris
29 Oct 2019 - 30 Jan 2021

Festival VIVANT 2020

A cultural season for biodiversity

The Festival VIVANT is a cultural manifest aimed at drawing public attention to Biodiversity. Initially scheduled for the summer 2020, within the sope of the 2020 IUCN Congress on World Conservation. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the IUCN Congress was postponed to January 2021.

#artist-oriented #artist-oriented
New Theatre Institute of Latvia Riga
1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2022

Incurably Curious Residencies 2020-2022

Voldemārs Johansons, Lina Lapelytė and Jānis Balodis

New Theatre Institute of Latvia produces this series of residencies. Indeed, NTIL invited three artists from the Baltic region to explore themes related to climate, social and economic justice and change. Their new artworks will be visible at Homo Novus festival in 2021 and 2022.

#artist-oriented #artist-oriented
Theater Rotterdam Rotterdam
1 Sep 2020 - 5 Sep 2020

The Careful Re-Encounter #1

On Transition

If the current situation teaches us anything, it is that we should never make the distance
between us so big that we cannot longer find our way back. Under the artistic leadership of Alida Dors, Theater Rotterdam is developing a program with the overarching theme: The Careful Re-Encounter. The opening parcours has the theme TRANSITION, in which TR artists-in-residency co-curate and execute their contributions.

#artist-oriented #artist-oriented
Theater Rotterdam Rotterdam
15 Sep 2020 - 19 Sep 2020

Art of Performing Week

International Programme curated by Dave Schwab

AoPW is an international performing arts programme curated by TR programmer dance / performance Dave Schwab. In the newly created format, designed hand in hand with COVID-19 restrictions, theater makers create an alternative artistic proposal. Since most international artists can’t be present and perform physically, the challenge is to curate / act / create under the new circumstances. The invited artists are: Florentina Holzinger, Jan Martens, Hooman Sharifi, Rodrigo Batista.

#artist-oriented #artist-oriented
Theater Rotterdam Rotterdam
16 Sep 2020 - 16 Oct 2020

Welcome To Our Guesthouse

Artist-in-Residency Programme by Production house Theater Rotterdam

Production house Theater Rotterdam is the research and development department of Theater Rotterdam. By programming WTOG they aim at understanding how a new generation of theater makers work and which topics inspire them. Thus, Production house creates living and working space in the city of Rotterdam, fostering the development of research and creation processes of critical theatre makers.

#commissioned work #commissioned work
COAL Paris
19 Oct 2019 - 20 Sep 2020

Heaven, wind, earth

EXHIBITION by Fabienne Berthaud

COAL commissioned the solo show by Fabienne Berthaud, novelist and director. The exhibition “Au vent, au ciel, à la terre” [“Heaven, wind, earth”], is at La Halle aux Sucres, in Dunkirk. From October 19 to December 22.

#artist-oriented #artist-oriented
Culturgest Lisbon
24 Sep 2020 - 26 Sep 2020

Evil

Performance by Marlene Monteiro Freitas

Marlene Monteiro Freitas is internationally acknowledged by her virtuoso and expressive choreographs. Moreover, she is one of the most original and influential voices in modern-day choreography. In 2018, she was awarded the Silver Lion at the Venice Biennale.

#artist-oriented #artist-oriented
Theater Rotterdam Rotterdam
7 Oct 2020 - 18 Oct 2020

Antibodies

By Boogaerdt / VanderSchoot

ANTIBODIES is an archaeological ritual from a possible future, a futuristic seance which summons Lucy 2.0 on the basis of her Google Search assignments from the year 2020. This project is, just as Headroom and Botanical Wasteland, part of the Future Fossils series, a tentacular art project about digital creatures in a “non-human” era. Thus, it is part of Warming Up Festival by Theater Rotterdam.

#artist-oriented #artist-oriented
Theater Rotterdam Rotterdam
14 Oct 2020 - 18 Oct 2020

Warming Up Festival

eco-feminine programme

This is a program about climate, art and democracy in collaboration with the Dutch initiative ‘Impact Makers’. For Theater Rotterdam, encountering and imagination are crucial for connecting different people around the climate issues. Thus, the festival focuses on the works of female artists with a strong position in the debate on social and ecological issues, researching new scenarios or offering platforms for alternative communication.

#artist-oriented #artist-oriented
Culturgest Lisbon
16 Oct 2020 - 17 Oct 2020

ION

By Christos Papadopoulos

The Greek choreographer Christos Papadopoulos took the natural phenomena of collective movements of birds and fish, as a starting point to create a dance performance. From there, he zoomed in on ions, electrically charged atoms, only to rediscover the same basic forces of attraction and repulsion that govern not only all existing life, but also all human relationships.

#artist-oriented #artist-oriented
Kaaitheater Brussels
24 Nov 2020 - 25 Nov 2020

Forces of Nature

By Ivana Müller

The five fundamental mechanical principles of movement are gravity, inertia, resistance, momentum, action, and reaction. And they inspire Ivana Müller in her new work. Thus, these principles compel bodies, objects, animals, water, minerals and plants to move. Indeed, we must control them if we want to walk and dance. What if these forces apply to social, political and emotional bodies? A new perspective arises on the world around us.

#spaces and means #spaces and means
COAL Paris
7 Jan 2021 - 15 Jan 2021

Audubon Mural Project

VIVANT 2020

The Audubon Mural Project is an art project in the public space. And it consists of painting, on the city walls, frescoes depicting birds threatened by climate change. This concept aims at fostering creative civic participation and raising awareness on biodiversity loss. It is a collaboration between the National Audubon Society and the Galerie Gitler & _____.  COAL launches the Audubon Mural Project in France: Les murs d’Audubon.

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