Sa 20.10. 20:00 Oval Admission free Rpt 22:00
If we know ourselves and others
We will also know:
That East and West can no longer
Be kept apart
Goethe, West-East Divan
We invite the audience to enter into the »Divan Universe« in a multi-screen performance. The «West-East Divan« was Goethe’s reply just under two centuries ago to the Persian poet Hafez. Now, artists from around the world are continuing that intercultural dialogue in diwans.org, in the Internet and across all art forms. The Oval will be transformed into a ›divan‹ for the evening, as the makers of diwans.org present their participative project in a multi-screen performance. Initial sound and video creations that have already been made will be shown and the project’s initiators, Marc Colpaert and Laurent Van Lancker, will be providing insights into the idea behind the project and its development. All visitors to the festival are invited to take part in this Contemporary Web Poetry Bundle.
Please register by 17 Oct. 2012 at: guest(at)literaturwerkstatt.org, stating the key word »diwans«, the time you would like and your name.
The event is taking place in cooperation with the Literaturwerkstatt Berlin and Bozar Music & Cinema, Brussels. diwans.org is supported by VAF/Filmfonds, La Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Vlaams Fonds voor de Letteren and Katharina