The fact that IETM has not returned to France for the passed 13 years, inevitably raises the question why. Isolation? Lack of interest? of necessity? We don’t think so - thus this invitation! Europe is going through a difficult period. Bad ideas are invading our society. The time is ripe to concentrate on this debate. After the challenge of “Tomorrow” launched in Athens, and from the other side of the European South, let’s pursue this federating movement and contribute to an alternative to the dangerous appeal of nationalism. Trans-formation, trans-border, trans-gender… How can we develop networks based on more collaboration and solidarity? How can we better support the development and international mobility of contemporary artistic and cultural tendencies? From the Spain-bordering region of Languedoc-Roussillon, and the city of Montpellier, where multiple Mediterranean influences are being felt, we invite you to tackle these issues and to discover an ambitious trans-disciplinary and trans-national artistic programme.
Wake up friches ! (temporary title)
An exhibition and a series of small conferences will be proposed during the meeting by ARTfactories/Autre(s)pARTs, the Friche de Mimi, the compagnie Sîn (member of ARTfactories/Autre(s)pARTs) and several independent cultural spaces and projects of Languedoc-Roussillon. Full program available soon.
The Meeting in Montpellier is co-organised by Réseau en scène Languedoc-Roussillon and the Languedoc-Roussillon region, with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Communication – DRAC Languedoc Roussillon, the City of Montpellier, Onda (French Office for Performing Art Circulation), and the French Institute and with participation of Relais Culture Europe and the Montpellier Agglomeration.
Register here before the 28th March 2014