metamorphoSEA is a cultural project being implemented in Elefsina as part of the Ulysses: European Odyssey initiative which connects 18 European cities. It focuses on mobilising local communities to address environmental issues through cultural practices.
The project provides a collaborative and artistic form of joint participatory action in which local communities, artists, environmentalists, and key local experts collaborate to imagine a better future. It includes a site-specific artistic intervention by Dutch theatre director Sjoerd Wagenaar inspired by the city’s coast and the borderline-dystopian “ship graveyard” in Vlycha area. This performative intervention begins with a community outreach that investigates the residents’ for the sea, as well as their desire to be reunited with their coastline. Both Greek and Dutch artists will collaborate on the execution of this performance, launching an international exchange of skills, practices, and experiences.
metamorphoSEA will conclude with a mini symposium designed to connect, discuss, debate, question, and exchange ideas and thoughts on a set of queries and concerns about local and regional environmental challenges and our future relationship with nature in general.
DIRECTED BY: Sjoerd Wagenaar
PROJECT ORGANISATION & MANAGEMENT: CHORUS (GR)
PRODUCTION: CHORUS (GR), Brave New World Producties (NL)
CO-FUNDED BY: Creative Europe and 2023 Eleusis European Capital of Culture
Media coverage: Local newspaper “Epikairotita” p.16