June 24th – at 9.00 p.m. | Teatro della luna, Polverigi
Jacob Wren – Pieter De Buysser (Montreal – Bruxelles)
AN ANTHOLOGY OF OPTIMISM
Everything started with a letter sent three years ago from Gent, Belgium. The letter begins: “An Anthology of Optimism is a pre-emptive celebration of a critical optimism we tentatively hope will increase in the twenty-first century.” They have sent this letter out to writers, artists, thinkers, scientists, politicians, business people, etc. in the countries where the show was hosted. The letter ends by asking for a response, a contribution. This contribution can be anything: a photograph, a piece of music, an object, a short text, a drawing or painting, a film or video, or perhaps something they haven’t even thought of yet.
An anthology of optimism is an open project, using the contributions they received as a framework for their own realizations and reflections upon the theme, they will delightfully enact an ongoing process of research into how optimism actually functions.