IMAGINE 2020 ART & CLIMATE CHANGE. Imagine 2020.
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Artists and the cultural sector can and must play an important role in creating awareness of the causes and effects of climate change and contribute to the necessary cultural shift needed if we want to maintain hope for a sustainable future.
“Artists of everykind have one overridingmoral duty, whichis to do theirwork as well as possible. But sincethatworkpartlyconsists of responding to what the world itselfis up to, itwouldbestrange if the best workbeingproduceddidn’ttakesomeaccount, in someway, of what’s happening to ourclimate. Art is not only about beauty: sometimesit has to warn.” – Philip Pullman
2 years (June 2008 – May 2010)
Budget: € 467 865 EU: €200 000
Théâtre Le Quai Angers (FR)
Domaine d’O Montpellier (FR)
LIFT London (GB)
Bunker Ljubljana (SI)
5 years (July 2010 – June 2015)
Budget: € 4,427,510 EU: € 2,213,754
Transforma Torres Vedras (PT)
Domino Zagreb (HR)
NTIL Riga (LV)
Stan’s Cafe (UK) / Kate MCIntosh (NZ) / The Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination (UK) / Vertical Détour (FrédéricFerrer) (FR) / Rosas – A.T. De Keersmaeker (BE) / Collectif Argos (FR) / Lulu Baladart (FR) / Eva Meyer-Keller (DE) / Kris Verdonck (BE) / Martin Nachbar (DE) / JeroenPeeters (BE) / SPACE (NL) / Pierre Lafon & Hiromi Koshiwagi (FR/JP) / Richard Dedomenici (UK) / Bart Vandeput – Bartaku (BE) / TanjaRadez (SI) / Ricky Seabra (BR) / Nina Bozic (SI) / Camille Boitel (FR) / Marko Jastrevski (HR) Amy Sharrocks (UK) / LemnSissay (UK ) / Alexander Nieuwenhuis (NL) / Platform (UK) / Emergency Exit Arts (UK) / Tretaroka (SL) / IshratNishat (BD) / Cape Farewell (UK) / GosieVervloessem (BE) / Angelo Vermeulen (BE) /Ackroyd& Harvey (UK) / Via Negativa (SI) / Rosa Casado & Mike Brookes (ES/UK) / Elena Fajt (SI) /PhiaMénard, (FR) / RachidOuramdane (FR) /Jan Ritsema (BE) …
Anne – Teresa de Keersmaeker
The Song (2009)
3 Abschied (2010)
‘Wedecided on Mahler'sSong of the Earth (because of) the feelings whichthis music evoked in me of the desert and of emptiness. I hadwanted for a long time to make a piecewhichwould do justice to myconcernwith the planetand withwhatis happening to the planet. KeepingStill, part 1 gives an impetus to thinking about ecology. But I don't know whatwill come after.’
- Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker
The Song (2009)
The Song is a piecethatbespeaks the imminence of a time whenourever-increasing speed of change out-runsitself. In thisaccelerationtowardsstillness, as humans consume Earth's last remainingnaturalresources and the physical body as we know it races towardsitsown obsolescence, necessary radical shifts in momentum, direction and values question whatbelongs to the past and whatbelongs to the future.