About the project #Reclaimthefuture
Turning our backs on death and welcoming life; let’s enter the carnival. Painting masks. painted eyes, put the fear aside and turn reality upside down for a while.
Carnivals are the celebration of diversity as well as a space where you can escape reality for a while and build your own narrative.
This is creative catharsis and metamorphosis s in a simple context.
Everyone can be in.
Carnival brings people to come together
Carnival is a common ground for blended seeds to grow
Carnival is the space for voicing your dreams
Carnival brings the past to the present
Carnival is a door to a shared future
Five companies around Europe(Outer Hebrides, Sweden, Latvia, France and Portugal) have joined forces to create nomadic carnivals for change.
Reclaim the future is a 2-year European project. In the five cooperating countries, artists and pedagogues have created carnivals on the theme of the future together with local inhabitants. What do we want to change? What do we want for the future?
The carnivals opens for strong interaction with the local communities in which we work. We have created different meeting places where local experiences and stories blend with international works. We believe art to be a generator of dreams and actions. Therefore have we proposed Reclaim the future as the creation of a common ground where stories of Europe can be voiced and shared. Together with local communities we create carnivals celebrating the local perspectives and join them together to share the experience of contemporary Europe.