• 30.11.2018 21:00
  • 01.12.2018 20:30
Chapel, 90'’

Theater - in English

Working Title Festival

Voice of Nature is a site-specific court case that investigates how legislation and justice can serve the threatened ecosystems of the earth, or: an artistic proposal for ecological justice. What legal basis exists for defending nature? How can we turn a mountain or a river into a legal entity?

In the trial, Maria Lucia and her team connect conventional legal systems with processes such as restorative justice. They expose the trauma of damaged ecosystems and investigate the connection of such an ‘ecocide’ with power and colonization. Can we imagine a court case that transcends anthropocentrism? Is there a verdict possible that develops a collective language for humans and non-humans?

Maria Lucia Cruz Correia’s artistic work is based on her commitment to the environment. She responds to contemporary ecological infringements by bringing the public into contact with scientists, activists and lawyers, and creates temporary platforms that bring moments of division and harmony between seemingly unequal bodies of knowledge, cultural traditions, resistance, value systems and social transformation. In 2017 she received the Roel Verniers Prize at the Theatre Festival. Since 2012, she is part of the city residents programme of Vooruit. Her work is supported by the 2020 Network.

Concept, direction and set: :
Lucia Cruz Correia
Text :
Sébastien Hendrickx
Dramaturgy :
Ingrid Vranken
Systemic Constellation Navigator :
Luea Ritter
Sound :
Joao Bento
Light :
Vinny Jones
Video :
Mark Pozlep
Legal fact checkers :
Hendrik Schoukens, Juan Auz
Research documentation :
Mark Pozlep, Hana Vodeb
Advisors :
Jeroen Peeters, Starhawk
Production management :
Tineke de Meyer
Production :
Co-production :
Vooruit, Kaaitheater, workspacebrussels, Bunker, Het TheaterFestival, t-heater & Circuit X (Roel Verniers Prijs 2017)
Residency and Research :
No Lugar, Center for Creative Ecologies / Tj Demos, Artsadmin, BUDA kunstcentrum, wpZimmer
With the support of :
Imagine 2020 / European Culture Program, the Flemish Community
Pictures :
© Mark Pozlep