THE D.I.t. MANUAL FOR NIGHTTIME ASSEMBLIES
-on how to make big changes while sleeping.
“We are always educated by the past. We newer practice the future. The future is not something given, but it depends on our seeds. When cultures and civilisations do dream and desire new futures, envisioning new possibilities, they can build and turn in to reality those possibilities. When this doesn't happen, a culture is in decline.”
Lala Deheinzelin, futurist. São Paulo.
"The D.I.T. Overnight Manual - on how to make big changes while sleeping" is a co-created do-it-together manual to inspire overnight activities and sleepovers that can envision the futures we want to inhabit.
The manual facilitates a community activity that reclaims the night as a collective magic space. It enables a community to explore the potential of collective sleeping and dreaming as part of a transformative practice, and a process of collective emergence.
The manual is intended to be useful for school-teachers, artist groups, activists, in workplaces or to a group of friends. In essence, to everyone who is dedicated to create futures we want to inhabit, in an increasingly volatile, unpredictable and complex world.
The process towards making of the manual
Due to COVID, we re-designed the making from in person laboratories in different countries into a long-distance process., which will take place remotely. This will take place in different places and contexts simultaneously in October / November 2021.
Intending to give space to diverse voices and co-create the overnight manual by bringing together artists of different backgrounds, activists,thinkers and anyone interested.
The festival at Institute for Creative Arts - ICA is the first in-person meeting towards assembling the manual. Each artist contributes with an overnight-score, relating to themes such as #postcapitalism, #assembly, #dreamingpractices,
For more information, visit: http://www.ica.uct.ac.za/.../ICA%20Live%20Art%20Festival...
Fernando Garcia Barros -Bolivia
Pia Bunglowala - India
Raya Zaida - Palestine
Shabari Rao - India
Vera Maeder- Denmark
Jacob Langaa-Sennek - Denmark
Juliana Restrepo - Colombia/Sweden
mARTadero, Cochabamba, Bolivia
Supported by the Danish Arts Council for Performing Arts Statens Kunstfond