FESTIVAL - (im)Possible Futures
(im)Possible Futures is a Ghent-based arts festival that will take place from 11 March until 21 March 2015.
During (im)Possible Futures Vooruit and CAMPO, in collaboration with Ghent University, embark on a quest for the boundaries of imagination, removing blinders and thinking out of the box.
In times in which we seem to roll from one crisis into the next, the importance of imagination remains more crucial than ever. (im)Possible Futures wants to break free from the boundaries of our stages, taking to the streets, setting up their own school and enriching the nightlife for the purpose of bringing people and ideas together and of building new worlds, even–or perhaps especially–if at first they seem (and maybe are) impossible to reconcile. (im)Possible Futures is an attempt at defining the role of art and ideas during a time in which they seem to fall short on their power to change the world. The festival doesn’t claim to have all the answers, but it is an invitation to join in an exercise of the imagination.
(im)Possible Futures shows artists at work on and off stage: Andros Zins-Browne, Micha Golberg & Sophia Rodriguez, Robbert&Frank/Frank&Robbert, Pieter Ampe, Kapwani Kiwanga & Afrogalactica, John Jordan & Isabelle Frémeaux, Michiel Vandevelde, Kim Noble, Maike Lond, Myriam Van Imschoot, Ful & The Knife and many more. Each in their own way explore the confrontation with the (im)possible. Next to 'The (im)Possible Stage' there will be 'The (im)possible Road', letting you discover the (im)possible on the streets and in the city. At 'The (im)Possible School' captivating speakers start conversations with students, the audience, passers-by… during inspiring lectures, instructive lessons, intense arguments, lively discussions and active workshops. Finally, at ‘The (im)Possible Club’, the festival shifts from day to night.