Art Climate Transition
Co-funded by the
Creative Europe Programme
of the European Union
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#commissioned work
Theater Rotterdam Rotterdam
17 Jun 2021 - 26 Nov 2021

DO NOT LOOK BACK WITH REGRET

By Davy Pieters

Last year, more than ever before, we were confronted by our mortality. The vulnerability of a body, but also of life on earth itself, was visible everywhere. In DO NOT LOOK BACK WITH REGRET, director Davy Pieters invites you to consider this. ‘It’s about seeing what we don’t want to see. Our relationship with mortality is not the same as 18 months ago. How do we relate to loss? How do we create the space to stop and process it?’

 

#ACTAgenda
COAL Paris
5 Sep 2021

ACT at IUCN Marseille

Inauguration Audubon Mural Project

On the occasion of the IUCN world Conservation Congress on biodiversity in Marseille, ACT, COAL and Planète Émergences present The Audubon Mural Project. 
The Audubon Mural Project is a public space art project initiated by the Audubon National Society in Harlem, in the United States, and is carried in France by COAL. The project consists of painting, on city walls, murals representing endangered birds threaten by climate change.

Sunday the 5th of September, a Mural by the artist FIKOS will be inaugurated in Marseille. In the fall and winter of 2021, the Marseille mural will spread across Europe with the 10 ACT partners issuing an open call for bird murals in their own cities. 

L’Écomotive Café wall, in front the the Saint-Charles train station, 2 place des Marseillaises, 13001 Marseille.

#spaces and means
Kaaitheater Brussels
11 Sep 2021 - 11 Dec 2021

bodies of knowledge (BOK)

By Sarah Vanhee

How can you create a safe space in public space for the exchange of various forms of repressed or underexposed knowledge? How can we challenge the hierarchy of public debates and arrive at a more horizontal, fair and inclusive society? These are the starting points of bodies of knowledge (BOK), an alternative school, that stays in the same spot in the city for a few weeks or months, and then moves on again.

#commissioned work
Theater Rotterdam Rotterdam
21 Sep 2021 - 20 Oct 2021

Art of Performing Weeks 2021

INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY DANCE FESTIVAL

During Art of Performing, Theater Rotterdam presents the latest developments in contemporary dance and performance art. Cutting edge performances, no holds barred. Experiences that will turn your assumptions about the nature of theatre and dance upside-down. At the onset of this theatre season artists and choreographers from the Netherlands, Spain, Vietnam, Norway and the United States will show their work in Rotterdam. Radical, innovative and adventurous. Feeling curious?

#commissioned work
Culturgest Lisbon
25 Sep 2021 - 27 Sep 2021

Fright is a World

By Vera Mantero

The anthropologist Eduardo Viveiros de Castro says that, for the indigenous people of Brazil, “Contradiction makes sense” and this is one of the cornerstones of the thinking of original peoples. The alleged interferences of the social media in recent electoral processes lead us to conclude that the “healthy” media are those that do not present just one point of view, but instead present several views, which are preferably contradictory in nature. Is education for citizenship an Education for Contradiction? Education for Fright.

#collection europe
Artsadmin London
1 Jul 2021 - 30 Sep 2021

The Apocalypse Reading Room

Ama Josephine Budge | Collection Europe

The Apocalypse Reading Room is an on-site library curated by Ama Josephine Budge: a world of talking stories in the face of environmental and social collapse, a gathering of all the books we might need to change the end of the world… The Apocalypse Reading Room transforms a public arts space into a post-apocalyptic library installation filled with books for all ages, exploring ways to build, transform, rethink, rewrite and reimagine our futures.

#artist-oriented
Theater Rotterdam Rotterdam
5 Oct 2021 - 14 Oct 2021

The Series of Encounter & Exchange Session: Illumination in Darkness

Welcome to Our GuestHouse 2021

As the natural illumination that we experience as human beings from the direct sunlight gets shorter, we approach a new edition of our artists – in – residence programme Welcome To Our Guesthouse. During this edition, with the overarching theme Illumination in Darkness, we focus on the interconnected nature of our actions, responses and decisions that cause different impacts. We aim to examine the function of the natural phenomena light and darkness in our daily life and question the conditions that control to a large extend how we work, create art and live.

#learning
Lokomotiva Skopje
7 Oct 2021

Ecological turn in culture: Imagining cultural professions beyond sustainable development and greening

Lecture by Višnja Kisić and Goran Tomka

In the wake of the Capitalocene and its severing consequences, the issue of humanity’s relationship with more-than-human world asks for searching philosophical and existential trajectories beyond anthropocentrism and Culture/Nature divide. Instead of that, usual reactions to ecological crisis in the field of culture deals with reduction of CO2, energy consumption and other rather technical issues that go by the name of “greening”. We propose going several steps further in rethinking the place of cultural policies and productions in the complex web of life than such “green”, “sustainable” and “resilient” cultural policy and practice approaches entail.

#incurable curious
Theater Rotterdam Rotterdam
7 Oct 2021

“Our Skin” by Rita Vilhena & Yael Karavan

Warming Up Festival 2021

Our Skin is a dance film by Yael Karavan and Rita Vilhena. Filmed in the wilderness of Coentral Grande, in Castanheira de Pêra (Portugal), the film is composed of images captured with micro and macro lenses of the skin of the trees, the veins of the rivers, and the bodies of the dancers, breaking the separation that exists in urban society. The film observes and questions how we influence each other: Body-Earth, Earth-Body as it explores the transformation of the female body merging with the natural landscape. The boundaries between the performers bodies and the landscape disappear, highlighting the continuity of our skin into the skin of the earth.

#incurable curious
Theater Rotterdam Rotterdam
12 Oct 2021 - 13 Oct 2021

“Dog Rising” by Clara Furey

Warming Up Festival 2021

Three celestial bodies launched into orbit vibrate in a lascivious and hypnotic ritual. Dog Rising explores the circulation of physical matter and the passage of vibrations through our bodies. From primitive impulses to gestures that are at times sexual, at times mechanical, Clara Furey’s new creation comes together like a polyphony of pulsating bodies, in turns dissonant and in unison. The choreographer pursues her exploration of physical phenomena, initiated with Cosmic Love.

#conscious developers
Culturgest Lisbon
13 Oct 2021

Performance/Conference – Moving Earths

Bruno Latour & Frédérique Aït-Touati

The role and position of our planet has, once again, been profoundly shaken by the new sciences that reveal how human actions can cause the Earth to react in unexpected ways. If Galileo taught us that the Earth moves, James Lovelock and Lynn Margulis have discovered a dynamic and self-regulated Gaia. And, once again, the whole organisation of society seems to be called into question. A lecture-performance by Bruno Latour and Frédérique Aït-Touati, in which the social and cosmic order is described as “heading towards an unparalleled political and economic collapse”, due to the climate crisis.

#conscious developers
Theater Rotterdam Rotterdam
14 Oct 2021

“Tonight Lights Out” by David Weber Krebs

Warming Up Festival 2021

In December 2007, the front page of Germany’s most important tabloid and Europe’s bestselling newspaper Bild Zeitung, proclaimed with big letters: “Tonight lights out from 20:00 to 20:05!”. Participating in the symbolic act of switching off the lights, people felt part of a large community that cares for climate change and that is determined to solve this problem together. For the time of five minutes…

#incurable curious
Theater Rotterdam Rotterdam
15 Oct 2021

“De zaak Shell” by Anoek Nuyens & Rebekka de Wit

Warming Up Festival 2021

The last white male rhinoceros is extinct. Forest fires, floods and landslides are the order of the day all over the world. What can we do to turn the tide? Theater makers Anoek Nuyens and Rebekka de Wit have been closely following the climate debate for years. They attended shareholder meetings of multinationals, read speeches and interviews with Shell, plowed through government policy papers and agreements and systematically noted the comments of their uncles or neighbors whenever climate change was discussed at Christmas dinner. They want to know which images, arguments and rhetoric cause so little progress in solving the climate problem.

#conscious developers
Theater Rotterdam Rotterdam
16 Oct 2021 - 17 Oct 2021

“Forest” by Emke Idema

Warming Up Festival 2021

Emke Idema develops theater forms that expect an active role from the audience. Forest is about building a new world order in which the tree is central. We are on the threshold of the age of the tree, the Dendrocene. After the Turnaround, the tree was canonized worldwide, and cutting down, or even damaging trees, is considered murder. The world will soon be forested, and that will have major consequences for our way of life.

#learning
Kaaitheater Brussels
19 Oct 2021

Radical Botany – Tendrilesque Writing

MORE-THAN-HUMAN ENCOUNTERS #2

Around the same time the precursors of Carl Linnaeus (Lobelius, Clusius, Dodoens – whose books were all printed by Christoffel Plantijn) started their dubious classification of the natural world, radical botany got born. It is a genre of fiction in which the speculative energy of plants to imagine new worlds gets fully unleashed. The genre tackles important issues about ‘agency’ revolving around the question: ‘How to re-think agency outside of the notions of desire, exploitation and power, outside the animal logic?’

Gosie Vervloessem invites Natania Meeker, Antónia Szabari, Gry Ulstein & others

#together
Kaaitheater Brussels
24 Oct 2021

DARE TO CARE

Ecopolis 2021

The global Covid crisis brought healthcare into the spotlight. But care extends beyond the strictly medical: it includes everything we do to preserve and restore the world. The erosion of the welfare state, the plundering of the Global South and the crossing of planetary boundaries is worrying. What about the connection between exploitation of man and of nature? What if tomorrow we found the courage truly to care for all people and other earthlings, for our unique living world?

#artist-oriented
Theater Rotterdam Rotterdam
3 Nov 2021 - 6 Nov 2021

Welcome To Our Guesthouse 2021

ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCY PROGRAMME BY PRODUCTION HOUSE THEATER ROTTERDAM

Welcome To Our Guesthouse  is the beating heart of Production House Theater Rotterdam. Welcome To Our Guesthouse  is a warm and heartfelt welcome to makers who think across borders, both geographically and artistically. It is also an invitation to the public to become acquainted with and be part of the processes of carefully researching artists who value social engagement. The overarching theme of this year’s edition is Illumination in Darkness.

#learning
Kaaitheater Brussels
14 Dec 2021

How Large is a Person?

MORE-THAN-HUMAN ENCOUNTERS #2

The person is first and foremost an idea, to think of it in terms of a particular embodiment is to be within a tradition that forces the idea of personhood into a particular shape. In the western world, this has been an imagined rational, individual human of a particular class. This way of thinking is neither the only one nor the most fruitful – it hides the different ways of knowing inherent within multiplicity. During this evening, we will explore how human personhood has been constructed, and how it can be decentered and made to expand into different ways of seeing and being.

With Marisol de la Cadena and Isabelle Stengers, Mod. Mihnea Tanasescu

#conscious developers
COAL Paris
1 Sep 2019 - 30 Nov 2022

Appel d’air

By Thierry Boutonnier

Appel d’air is a participatory and environmental work by the artist Thierry Boutonnier. It will accompany the construction of the Grand Paris Express until 2030. Local inhabitants take part in this artistic and civic project. Indeed, they adopt 68 trees that will grow in an urban nursery, under the watchful eye of a nomadic nurseryman.

#incurable curious
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.

#communicating
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.