Lampedusa Mirrors is a theatre coproduction between Eclosion d’artistes (Tunis) and Teatro dell’Argine (Bologna) that was conceived in the framework of our Tandem Shaml Cultural Manager Exchanges. In 2015, young theatre makers from Tunisia and Italy developed a gripping performance which reflects on life at the island of Lampedusa as a symbolic site of the ongoing migration crisis.
ECF has been cooperating with independent cultural voices that have repeatedly addressed the inhumane political complexities and heartbreaking realities at our borders in their vital work. As part of a statement on the loss of life at the Mediterranean sea we shared in April 2015, we have asked some of them to share their thoughts in view of their ECF-supported initiatives and feature some of their previous and still ongoing critical media projects, such as Lampedusa Mirrors.
You can watch a documentary about Lampedusa Mirrors (video makers: Movimienti) and read a short statement (in Italian) from Teatro dell’Argine and Eclosion d'artistes below.
Workshops and artistic exchanges between Tunisia and Italy
a project by Eclosion d'Artistes (Tunisia) and Teatro dell'Argine (Italy)
in collaboration with Institut Supérieur D'Art Dramatique and Association L'Art Vivant, Tunis in the frame of programme Tandem/Shaml – Cultural Managers Exchange, an initiative of European Cultural Foundation (Amsterdam), MitOst (Berlin), Al Mawred Al Thaqafy (Cairo) and Anadolu Kültür (Istanbul), with support from Robert Bosch Stiftung (Germany), DOEN Foundation (Netherlands) and Mimeta (Norway)