Within Crossing the sea, a virtual space for dialogue and connection between Italy and Australia is opened on the theme of climate change, environmental sustainability and the role of artists in the community. Ruggero Franceschini, Madalena Reversa Company and Teodoro Bonci del Bene come into contact with Sandra Thibodeaux, Katerina Kokkinos-Kennedy, Henrietta Baird and Joshua Thomson: all the artists have made sustainability the center of their artistic research, tackling the theme from different angles and with very different formats and processes.
The informal exchange process allows the artists to deepen how artistic research can address the topics and support the audience and the local communities towards adaptation. The reflection also extends to the production process itself, to think about how the entire creative practice must evolve to achieve the objectives of reducing emissions.
At the end of the exchange, an online event is organized, open to the entire partnership and to all the Italian artists involved in Crossing the sea. In the first part, the various researches and artistic proposals of the group are presented; in the second, the debate opens on how to deal with the climate emergency in the live entertainment sector.