SETTING OUT (Menen, 19th of August, 2012) > > MOVING ON (Zutendaal, 15th of September, 2012)
The festival period sets up and concludes with a public symposium: two interconnected and resonant moments of reflection and conversation.
Sideways includes two distinct but interwoven symposia. At the very start of the festival period, the first symposium 'Setting Out' sparks an investigation of 'slow ways'. Speakers and participating artists introduce a series of topics and questions to guide the artistic journey (rather than to determine its course). Four weeks later, the symposium 'Moving On' extends upon these initial markers and confronts the actual experiences of the Sideways laboratory with stories and practices emerging in other contexts. Both symposia focus on the socio-cultural and ecological aspects of being on the go. As such, the Sideways symposia expands our understanding of issues regarding site-specific art and performance, walking and trespassing, sustainability and landscape, stillness and slowness, (im)mobility and spatial (un)planning.
The symposium "Moving On" is being realized with the support of the Province of LIMBURG.
Symposia day programme: Click on the schedule to have links to each activity. Here you can download THE ACTIVITIES OF ALL THE FESTIVAL WEEKENDS.