LUCIA festival 2020
LUCIA festival is an international event that celebrates exceptional works in audiocraft, radio and podcast.
LUCIA is sounds, words, collective stories, intimate tales, radio and podcasts, reality and fiction; it is both contemporary and historical productions, tradition and experimentation.
It is a celebration of the art of storytelling without images.
And if this hectic 2020 does not allow us to get together... LUCIA goes back to the radio!
ON AIR and ONLINE, 12-13 DECEMBER 2020.
Just tune in to luciafestival.org!
From Florence, live streaming from Manifattura Tabacchi, LUCIA brings on air two days of live talks, digital masterclasses, guided listening sessions, sound narrations, podcasts, curiosities and backstage audio productions from all over the world.
The 2020 edition opens with a certainty: we all need other stories, different narrations, to know and make new worlds.
The world is not for the beholding - as Jacques Attali wrote in 1977 - it is for hearing. It is not legible, but audible.
LUCIA 2020 - in a year of catastrophic, natural, social and emotional imbalances, in a time when we have clung to our voices so as not to lose the outside world and the world of affection - it seems necessary to reiterate the importance of listening as a space for relationships and the construction of meaning.
That is why this year's programme brings together stories that transcend narrative formats, transcend geographical boundaries - but also those between human and non-human, animated and inanimate - and defeat private and collective silences.
Susan Stamberg thaught us that "a microphone is a magic wand, a magic wand against silence", let's break our silence!
That's why LUCIA has selected a series of audio productions - radio and podcast - that expand our listening frontiers and take us to the US-Mexico border, to Kobane, Rwanda in the 1990s, to an occupied hotel in Rome, to the Amazons, to Chernobyl, to Calais, but also among the shadows of family stories and personal cases.
Works that invite us to go beyond the pure anthropocentric understanding of the world and that recognize, through listening, a vitality and an agressiveness also in those other non-humans that Timothy Morton calls strange strangers, in objects, landscapes...even in bots!
sorry, you'll have to be patient just a little bit more...
the full program will be online in the next few days!
Who is LUCIA + contacts
LUCIA is a project by Radio Papesse
+39 333 3934770 || +39 380 7269638
Production and artistic direction: Ilaria Gadenz and Carola Haupt
Assistant producer: Daniela Amolini
Video editing: Teresa Rocco, Anaïs Cabande
Graphic design: Muttnik
Press and social media
Lorenzo Migno - email@example.com +39 339 4736584
Caterina Gaeta - firstname.lastname@example.org +39 329 9492997
Partners, friends and supporters
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is possible thanks to the support of
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