Art Climate Transition
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of the European Union


Activity archive

Artsadmin London
1 Apr 2022 - 30 Sep 2022

Parade of Horribles

Mish Weaver

Parade of Horribles is a roaming devised work, combining performance, spoken word and projection to celebrate differences with empathetic humour and amplify consciousness around the psychological effects of Climate Crisis. Going from City to Town, spending time with community groups in each area to better understand their lived experience, their fears and desires to translate into imagery for the street. Audiences will happen upon, share, and remember images designed to start conversations. Parade finds ways to create empathy between people and rejoice in the vibrancy that difference brings to our lives.

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Culturgest LisbonCOAL Paris
16 Sep 2022 - 2 Oct 2022

Transforming energy (part II), by berru

Collection Europe | Videoformes (Clermont-Ferrand, FR)

The synergies and challenges that the encounter between the biological and technological worlds presents have been at the center of attention for the berru collective. Their works tend to combine living and non-living structures, whose interaction allows us to understand the complexity of these same structures and speculate on their potential collaborations in creating sustainable systems. This is a Collection Europe project, promoted by ACT partners COAL and Culturgest, in the framework of the Portugal-France Season 2022.

Culturgest Lisbon
28 Sep 2022 - 30 Sep 2022

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

By Mala Voadora

Who has the right to define what human rights are? There’s no easy answer. Ideas about what is right or wrong in the way people organise and interrelate vary greatly from culture to culture, and the possibility of a communion of values is all the more difficult the more one tries to achieve a “universality”. Choosing a group of people who can define human rights poses a problem of representativeness and, with regard to the representation of minorities, highlights the limits of democracy itself. Furthermore, the limits of what is considered “human” raises doubts, insofar as rights of other entities directly involved in human action should be considered.

Theater Rotterdam Rotterdam
4 Oct 2022

The Silencing, in Rotterdam

David Weber-Krebs

What kind of attention do we give to the sounds of the environment we inhabit?
The Silencing is a sensitive exploration of the role of the spectator in a theatre space. It mirrors what is happening outside of it – the profound impact that human activity has on its physical surroundings. On stage, a group of young storytellers establishes a shared practice of listening by interweaving autobiographical narrations, speculations, and audio recordings. They fill the theatre space with words and sounds. Until words fail them and there are no more stories to tell.

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Kampnagel Hamburg
7 Oct 2022 - 9 Oct 2022


Jose Vidal

Under the direction of Chilean choreographer and expert for crowd choreographies, Jose Vidal, 40 dancers from the Hamburg HipHop Academy and the Contemporary Dance School come together for a flashmob-like large-scale event in a dance intervention in public space. Based on the structure of flocks of birds, schools of fish, and herds, the work asks what invisible threads or multidimensional networks (tramas = tissue) must be at work so that a multiple organism emerges from the sum of individual bodies that is more than the sum of its parts.

Kaaitheater Brussels
15 Oct 2022


Ecopolis 2022

“Thinking out of the box is exactly how the box thinks. We are the boxes we strive to out-think,” writes philosopher Bayo Akomolafe, speaker at the eighth edition of Ecopolis where artists, thinkers and doers break open our frames. Social, ecological and economic crises force us to think about a radically different way of living. Can unheard stories help us with that? Stories that link different generations, geographical areas that are far apart or ancient knowledge and technology. Can activism as a form of love take us further than doomsday thinking? “The world is not about to end; we are already living with a different world,” Akomolafe continues. Ecopolis brings stories that depict an inclusive and sustainable future for this new world.

Kaaitheater Brussels
15 Oct 2022



The impact and disastrous consequences of war remain a painful and often underexposed topic in the debate on global warming. Access to raw materials is often the root cause of conflict and ecological warfare, such as the draining of rivers, is increasingly used as an instrument of violence. Military exercises and operations waste enormous amounts of energy and leave behind hallucinatory amounts of debris. It is both cynical and ironic but some exercise areas and war zones are so polluted that no one is allowed to enter them. They are instead declared nature zones where nature is given free rein and can heal. The war in Ukraine also puts violence forcing governments to strive to make our energy sources more sustainable on the agenda.

Kaaitheater Brussels
22 Oct 2022 - 23 Oct 2022


Sara Manente

Drawing on a variety of practices – the study of fungi, fashion, fermentation, dance and sculpture – MOLD approaches the theatre machine as a multiplicity of bodies. It strives to stage not only a performance but also a farm, an environment where dance, objects, audience, light, music, scents and costumes interact as living cultures. A garden dedicated to cultivating, abandoning, inoculating, braiding, duplicating, sprouting, warming up and decaying.

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Culturgest Lisbon
11 Nov 2022 - 12 Nov 2022

Sun & Sea

By Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė, Vaiva Grainytė and Lina Lapelytė

Imagine yourself on a beach, or not, watching it from above. The scorching sun, sunscreen, shiny bathing suits, and sweaty bodies. Weary limbs sprawled lazily on a mosaic of towels. Imagine the occasional shouts of children, laughter, the sound of an ice cream van in the distance. The musical rhythm of the waves in the surf, a soft sound. The rustle of plastic bags swirling in the air, then floating silently, like jellyfish, below the waterline. The roar of a volcano, or an airplane, or a speedboat. Then a chorus of songs: everyday songs, songs of worry and boredom, songs of almost nothing. And below them: the slow creak of an exhausted Earth, a sigh.

Culturgest Lisbon
26 Nov 2022 - 27 Nov 2022


By Marlene Monteiro Freitas & Dançando com a Diferença

Ôss is how you say ‘bone’ in Creole. It is also reminiscent of the expression OSS, common among karate practitioners, which refers to ideas such as pressing, pushing, supporting. What interests us in this show is the bone as a keeper of ancient secrets, revealing anatomical orientations, a structuring box for soft and fragile parts. Building a strong skeleton, where the foot serves as the brain, the heart serves as an elbow, and the knees are a liver and an ear, will naturally be possible for us, since the difference between hard and soft matters little.

Kampnagel Hamburg
1 Dec 2022 - 3 Dec 2022

Tutto Brucia


In TUTTO BRUCIA (Everything burns), exceptional actress, dancer, DJ and Gucci model Silvia Calderoni is once again on the Kampnagel stage – this time alongside dancer Stefania Tansini and R.Y.F. (Francesca Morello), who provides the live soundtrack to this tragedy, which is as contemporary as it is dark, loosely based on »The Trojan Women of Euripides«. It begins with the end: on the scorched ground of the just-fallen city of Ilion, the women of Troy mourn the death of those closest to them, and face their future as spoils of war and slaves. In the context of the humanitarian catastrophe in the Mediterranean, climate change, and the global pandemic, the agonies of the Trojan women inevitably become readable as a political indictment of our present.

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Kampnagel Hamburg
8 Dec 2022 - 10 Dec 2022


Lukas Avendaño

LEMNISKATA is a dance piece for 14 male dancers and one female performer who portray the origin of life based on female symbols from Mexican culture. With the movements of their naked bodies they visualise infinity. An impressive stage set, sound design based on prehispanic instruments, colourful human-animal masks and live music make this new work by Mexican artist Lukas Avendaño an experience for all the senses.

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Kaaitheater Brussels
16 Dec 2022 - 17 Dec 2022

Leçons de Ténèbres (10+)


In Leçons de Ténèbres, four bodies, three adults and a child become the mouthpieces of stories that have been forgotten or that we have tried to make disappear. These people burrow, hunched and curved, until they unearth the invisible. They transform, disappear and metamorphose. In turn, they bring forth visions and assist and challenge them. For this new creation, Betty Tchomanga continues her research on Voodoo cults and crosses them with questions of climatic and social emergency.

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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.

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Kaaitheater Brussels
9 Feb 2023 - 10 Feb 2023


Vania Vaneau

In Nebula, the stage appears like a burnt black landscape, both natural and futuristic, where everything has been destroyed except for a few bits and pieces: precious stones, coal, water, clay, mirrors… In dialogue with these materials, the dancer quivers with the energies around her, reinventing herself as a tree, a tiger, and a star. Entering unknown universes to reveal what exists beyond the black hole, the solo Nebula opens up even vaster spaces with new forms of life where time is expanded.

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Kaaitheater Brussels
25 Mar 2023 - 26 Mar 2023



How can we rethink being human from a radical ecological perspective? What stories can help us grapple with the disruptions of the climate crises? These questions lie at the basis of PREY, consisting of three solos by three generations of women. All three offer a different perspective on the same theme, via a different medium – text/speech, song/music or dance/performance. Be prepared to delve into a scenography in which humans do not play the main role. Can we find consolation in the horrific fact that we are food and that we belong to an ecological cycle of life and death?

Theater Rotterdam Rotterdam
7 Jun 2023

Moving in Concert, in Rotterdam

Mette Ingvartsen

Moving in Concert envisions a universe in which people, technologies and natural materials coexist to create an abstract series of movements. Inspired by the way bodies are sensory influenced by living in a digitized world, the performance explores a poetics of plasticity, abstraction and imagination.

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Bunker Ljubljana
3 Sep 2021 - 27 Aug 2023

Multispecies Landscape, by Tery Žeželj

Artistic Research in Ljubljana

Multispecies Landscape is a two-year artistic research on alternative ways of practicing relationships with the environment and diverse bodies that are part of the ecosystems in which we operate and are being transformed. It understands the environment as the process that emerges from numerous relationships and tries to look for methods for overcoming binary oppositions such as nature and culture, dead and alive, etc. The research inspired by the concept of the holobiont as an object of thought that disables thinking through individual categories, but rather focuses on the body as a porous environment of various organisms that are enabling life.

COAL Paris
1 Sep 2019 - 31 Aug 2023

Resource 0

Online collaborative platform

RESSOURCE 0 dives into a new field, at the crossroads of culture and ecology, both in France and internationally. Its objective is to question and respond to environmental issues, by integrating the aesthetic, creative, relational, sensitive and imaginative dimensions specific to art. RESSOURCE 0 defends a collaborative multi-stakeholder approach, in which solutions emanate from different exchanges and sensitivities.