On Enclosed Spaces and the Great Outdoors
Performance conferences on art and climate change curated by Jeroen Peeters and David Weber-Krebs, 2015-2021

We live in an age in which human activity has a profound impact on our physical and ecological surroundings. Nevertheless, these transformations often go unseen – they are literally too large or too small for our senses and imagination to take in. How can we create stories, aesthetics, and spaces of experience to deal with this situation reflexively and critically? And in the theatre, how can we focus attention on the many non-human actors and factors that play a role?
Jeroen Peeters and theatre-maker David Weber-Krebs curated a series of performance conferences that explored how the arts (its questions, forms, research and discourses) are challenged by climate change. On Enclosed Spaces and the Great Outdoors always combined a variety of hybrid artistic and theoretical interventions in a dramaturgy of an entire day.
So far, four editions took place:
#1. More than Human Participation (De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, 19 March 2015)
#2. Limits of Human Sensorium (Kaaitheater, Brussels, 10 February 2018)
#3. Decolonial Ecologies (De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, 29 February 2020)
#4. Grounding (Kaaitheater, Brussels, 5-7 February 2021)
Extended documentation of the conferences.
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