The Festival Belluard Bollwerk International and the Migros Culture Percentage are looking for artistic projects that are dealing with hope.
At the beginning of the second decade of the 21st century hope seems to occupy centre stage on the political and cultural scene. Though a lot of the time no more than a rhetoric strategy to get people in line on issues like ecological doom, global confusion or political terror, a contemporary understanding of hope might prove to be a useful strategy in constructing a different perspective on our social and artistic attitudes.
Hope in this age is no longer projected upon a distant utopia, a far-away future. We no longer believe in the big ideologies, since we seem to have been sucked up head-over-heels by the all-encompassing musings of capitalism. Instead of dreaming about a bloody revolution, hope situates itself today in the eternal now: in every situation, relation, ethical set-up you commit to.
In other words: hope is about rethinking space and relations, about daring to allow change to happen, however small, in whatever kind of way. A hopeful gesture is one that alters the situation: between me and you, between me and my environment, and in that moment changes both of us.
As candidaturas podem ser enviadas até 18 de Outubro de 2010. Mais informações aqui.