LUCIA goes back to the radio!
ON AIR and ONLINE, 12-13 DECEMBER 2020.


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LUCIA festival celebrates exceptional works in audiocraft, radio and podcast. It is a celebration of the art of storytelling without images. From Florence, live streaming from Manifattura Tabacchi, LUCIA brings on air two days of live talks, digital masterclasses, guided listening sessions, sound narrations, podcasts, curiosities and backstage audio productions from all over the world.

The 2020 edition opens with a certainty: we all need other stories, different narrations, to make new worlds. The world is not for the beholding - as Jacques Attali wrote in 1977 - it is for hearing. It is not legible, but audible. In a year of catastrophic, natural, social and emotional imbalances, in a time when we have clung to our voices so as not to lose the outside world and the world of affection - it seems necessary to reiterate the importance of listening as a space for relationships and the construction of meaning. That is why this year's programme brings together stories that transcend narrative formats and geographical boundaries - but also those between human and non-human, animated and inanimate - and defeat private and collective silences.

Susan Stamberg thaught us that a microphone is a magic wand, a magic wand against silence, let's break our silence!

That's why LUCIA has selected a series of audio productions - radio and podcast - that expand our listening frontiers and take us to the US-Mexico border, to Kobane, Rwanda in the 1990s, to an occupied hotel in Rome, to the Amazons, to Chernobyl, to Calais, but also among the shadows of family stories and personal cases.

Works that invite us to go beyond the pure anthropocentric understanding of the world and that recognize, through listening, a vitality and an agressiveness also in those other non-humans that Timothy Morton calls strange strangers, in objects, landscapes...even in bots!

Lucia 2020 features works by Andrius Arutiunian, Isabel Cadenas Cañón, Matteo Caccia, Johanna Fricke, Alice Gussoni, Amelia Umuhire, Pablo Sanz, Adriene Lilly, Vladimir Kryuchev, ┼╗enia Klimakin & Wojciech Oleksiak, Cristal Duhaime, Mira Burt-Wintonick, Jodie Taylor, Catalina May & Martín Cruz, Giorgio Pressburger, Primo Levi e Carlo Quartucci, Sophie Townsend. 

Guests: Matteo Caccia, Rodolfo Sacchettini, Luisa Santacesaria, Daria Corrias e Tiziano Bonini. 

Music selected by: OOH-sounds, G-Amp | Dancity, Anais Cabande @ Duuu Radio e by us, Radio Papesse.


Lucia Festival is curated by Radio Papesse, co-produced by NAM-Not a Museum and Manifattura Tabacchi with the support of Regione Toscana, Centro per l'arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci di Prato, Toscanaincontemporanea 2020, Comune di Firenze, Fondazione CR Firenze, European Cultural Foundation and PubliacquaIn collaboration with RAI Radio TechetéFondazione Archivio Diaristico Nazionale, ESAD Grenoble Valence and Villa RomanaPartner: RAI Radio 3,, SDIAF, MLOL, Falling Tree Production, Ful MagazineMòno, Canificio.

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