Let there be more light, said a song by the british band Pink Floyd. We at Schiume like to say let there be more life.
That’s why this year’s theme is regeneration: let’s try and find a new use all the stuff we throw away, let’s talk about recycling in a broad sense and start doing something useful, even though the performing arts are quite ephemeral. Let’s regenerate.
Regeneration intended, therefore, as a chance to imagine the new starting from what already exists, and is perhaps already in the past, if not lost. Regeneration as a way to assign a new value to something that already had its own power and meaning, as a consistency between things and the way they’re used, as responsible possession as well as disposal.