The festival of performance art Všichni jsme emotivní! / We are all emotional! took place on May 6–7, 2022 in Prague, Czech Republic. The program comprised new works by Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara, Larisa David, Helena Eribenne, Anetta Mona Chisa & Lucia Tkáčová, Laundry Collective, Hajnal Németh, Ovid Pop, Maja Štefančíková, Doris Uhlich, and Zorka Wollny.
It seems we live in an era of heightened emotions which are often labeled as toxic and appear not to lead anywhere. Emotions – be they highs or lows – are coded into the social media platforms on which we spend so much of our lives and which thrive on our emotional engagement, as our own emoticons remind us every day. The boundaries between the private and the public move too quickly for us to track.
We react emotionally to what is happening around us, but sometimes it seems as if the ways in which we react make us incapable of dealing with the problems at hand. We shift from politics to personal and back. Have the political passions that were associated with twentieth-century revolutions and social strife been exhausted? Can we forgive each other? And whom should we not forgive? What emotions can unite us, and which emotions divide us? Which emotions should we trust to be our guides? Can we feel hopeful again?
The event was organized by tranzit.cz / Matter of Art in collaboration with Divadlo X10 and co-curated by members of the tranzit.org network – Judit Angel, Dóra Hegyi, Livia Pancu, Georg Schöllhammer, Tereza Stejskalová & Attila Tordai-S.
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