Four artists nominated during previous editions of the COAL Prize deliver performances linked to new imaginaries of melting ice. Based on the story of a cold wave that froze Europe 11 years ago, The Cry of the Eophone d'Anais Tondeur presents the results of a fictitious expedition revealing the role of oceanic circulations in climate balance. Projected in 2050, Stéfane Perraud and Aram Kebabdjian make, with Black Sun, a fragile homage to the utopian “Saturn” program initiated at the beginning of the XNUMXst century which intended to stop the advance of dry zones and the retreat of cold zones on the surface of the globe thanks to the massive installation of solar ice machines. 

Anna Katharina Scheidegger offers us his vision of a fragile world and a sore nature through a performance on the ice combining both an ethnological, environmental and psychoanalytic approach.

Performances by Anais Tondeur, Stéfane Perraud and Aram Kebabdjian, and Anna-Katharina Scheidegger.

The critic and essayist Pieter Van Bogaert will conclude the evening by sharing his own experience of the artistic practices engaged on the occasion of the publication of the book “Grand Tour 2020 meetings across Europe on art and ecology” published by the European network Imagine2020 art and climate change and for which COAL is the French representative. A signature will take place as an extension of the evening.


© Anna Katharina Scheidegger