Trinity College Dublin

Giuliana Adamo / Antonella Anedda / Bianca Battilocchi / Maurizio Boldrini / Alberto Burri / Giuditta Chiaraluce Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin / Cosimo Colazzo / Giorgiomaria Cornelio / Silvio Craia / Vincenzo Consalvi / Corrado Costa 

 Mario Diacono / Simone Doria / Franco Ferrara / Séamus Heaney / Valentina Lauducci / Osvaldo Licini

Richard Marsh / Elisabetta Moriconi / Magdalo Mussio / Nuvolo Remo Pagnanelli / Antonio Presti

Gianluca Pulsoni / Mariano Prosperi / Lucamatteo Rossi / Pinuccio Sciola / Stefano Scodanibbio / James Stephens

Giuseppe Sterparelli / Aldo Tagliaferri / Emilio Villa / Aby Warburg

What potential has yet to be investigated and promoted for current and future arts? This event aims to discuss the state of creative arts in our society today, through a performative dialogue between poetry, visuals arts, music and translation. We will present theories and practices of contemporary creative arts and investigate new possibilities of relations between arts and society today. The speakers, in great part from Italy, will share their experience and the process behind their creation. The way this day is structured wants to be in the first place a model of collaboration in arts, of mutual inspiration and support. The event will include individuals from different disciplines and background in the artistic context and give life to a wider network, through a roundtable where artists, scholars and speakers could feel free to share their views on current options to promote arts in multicultural communities. We hope to design new landscapes of interaction and new forms of communication, against the predominant and sterile ones of business and social media platforms.We decided to apply a visual poem by Vincenzo Consalvi to our poster, where it appears the image of the Italian poet Emilio Villa (1914-2003) and his notes about the word ‘labyrinth’, a word explored with obsession that keeps together the origins of literature and the current arts, from centuries tempted and inspired by this symbol; Newgrange in Ireland with its spiralling carvings can be a valid first example. Emilio Villa also represents a direction towards a ‘different’ way of making art, of giving birth to something always new and to a voyage that never ends. Analogies, correspondences, collisions, rejections, paradoxes and concatenations: like a grave of a stone, like a cradle of a star.

Bianca Battilocchi