Centre for Applied Research of the Faculty on Digital Media & Creative Industries

Climate Imaginaries at Sea Festival 2024

19 t/m 25 april 2024


The Climate Imaginaries at Sea coalition is pleased to invite you to our upcoming festival in Amsterdam, a week-long exploration of artistic and participatory research practices, workshops, presentations and more. Join us for a multidimensional experience with not only an inspiring exhibition at Bradwolff Projects, but also a series of exciting events across the city.

Exhibition at Bradwolff Projects - April 19th - April 25th

Three distinctive artistic research studios embark on a speculative journey into potential futures entwined with water, employing diverse artistic and participatory research practices. The in-process research projects are generously shown alongside a video by Leanne Betasomsake Simpson with sammy chien of Chimerik 似不像 and ansley simpson. Müge Yilmaz takes up a ‘Material Inquiry’ with Travis Geertruida, Carlos Irijalba, Janis Rafa, and Jun Zhang into salt, Mikki Stelder, Dorothy Blokland and Joy Brandsma examine ‘global South perspectives’, and Janine Armin with Zigmunds Lapsa and Yashaswini Raghunandan, Femke Dekker, and Carlo De Gaetano enact ‘Interspecies Imaginaries’.

Explore the thought-provoking works of the artists whose research addresses key questions such as:

  • How can artists create connections to indigenous and global South climate knowledges?
  • What impact do rising sea levels have on housing, clothing, and soil through material artistic research?
  • How can interspecies imaginaries reshape our relationship with rising seas?

Featured Artists: Müge Yilmaz, Carlo de Gaetano, Janine Armin, Femke Dekker, Joy Brandsma, Dorothy Blokland, and Mikki Stelder.

Studio Encounters on Water #2 - April 23rd

Engage with the artists and their creative processes at the second edition of Studio Encounters on Water. Witness live demonstrations, discussions, and behind-the-scenes insights into their research and artistic practices.

Workshops and Presentations at Vox Pop - April 19th - April 25th

Vox Pop becomes a hub of activity with workshops and additional presentations are taking place. Join us for hands-on experiences and enlightening discussions, contributing to the diverse tapestry of the festival.

Concert Theory of Ice at Tolhuistuin- April 25th

Theory of Ice (2021) is a powerful act of world-building and creative sovereignty by Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg writer, scholar, and musician Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, who has been widely recognized as one of the most compelling Indigenous voices of her generation.

Partner Events

Exhibition : Queer as the Ocean

FLOOR at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences will be hosting the exhibition Queer as the Ocean by Carlo De Gaetano as part of the Climate Imaginaries at Sea Festival from 15 -26 April.

About Climate Imaginaries at Sea

The Climate Imaginaries at Sea project is brought forward by Art & Spatial Praxis at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy (GRA), the Lectorate of the Academy of Theatre and Dance at the Amsterdam University of the Arts (AHK) and the Visual Methodologies Collective at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS). The research groups work in partnership with ARIAS, platform for artistic research in Amsterdam, and a network of partners that includes Tolhuistuin, the Institute for Sound & Vision and CoECI - Centre of Expertise for Creative Innovation.

This project is partly made possible by the Center of Expertise for Creative Innovation (CoECI) www.coeci.nl.

Climate Imaginaries at Sea is part of the Route Kunst NWA project 'Bit by bit, or not at all' within the 'Small Projects' scheme funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO).


For more information visit www.climateimaginariesatsea.org

Or email info@climateimaginariesatsea.org

Published by  Centre for Applied Research FDMCI 5 April 2024


Start date 19 Apr
End date 25 Mar