Organized by Theandric, a drama company taking an innovative and experimental approach to political theatre, “Love Sharing” is the first International Festival dedicated to the culture of peace and non- violence. Contemporary art, scientific research, social and political innovation get in touch with each other, with the territory, with the social and political institutions, with residents and citizens by challenging their views and engaging in debates in order to build an expanding net.
The 6th edition will be held in 2020 in Cagliari, Sardinia (Italy). It will focus on Madness and Revolution.
How many meanings does the word “madness” have? Which is the relationship between madness and social, political and scientific revolution? Madness means being unconventional, breaking the rules, changing perspective. In this 6th Edition, Love Sharing Festival analyses madness and its limits through the lens of Nonviolence.
There are more ways than one to be crazy. Which types of collective madness are there? War, environmental degradation, consumerism? Is it legitimate to consider people insane if they don’t respect social norms? If so, what’s their fate as individuals? What defines a person as crazy, talking about mental illness? Is there a link between madness and political dissent? Very often, foolish people are pioneers, the ones who can find in a closed system a gateway to change and improvement. This is true for scientists and artists. But are we foolish enough? And what about love, the sweetest madness? Is there a force as capable as love to give our lives a twist?
The boundaries between craziness and normality, sense, freedom and power are constantly redrawn as human sensitivity changes, in historical, social and cultural terms. Madness is like a creature that can’t be tamed.
Call for Visual Artists 2020 – Visual art, videos and workshops
All participants will be paid for their participation to the Festival, after the submission of an invoice. The payment amount will be specifically established on a case-by-case basis. Other expenses linked to organization (f.e. promotion, communication) will be paid by the Festival. All participants are guaranteed conventions for the accommodation and inland transfers. Moreover, their names will be in all promotional material and they will be given the opportunity to enjoy all the activities of the Festival at a special price. For any extra expenses, the festival can provide participants with the necessary certificates so that they could also ask for reimbursement in their own country.
Please read the conditions and fill in the online form in the “Open Call 2020” section of our website: http://www.lovesharingfestival.org/en/
Love Sharing Festival will be held in Cagliari (Sardinia, Italy) in October 2020.