The fifth edition of the Indigo Festival will take place under the title “Now is Too Late” and under the circumstances set by our new reality. Freedom of culture and thought thus now carries that much more weight to prevent us succumbing to the lethargy and powerlessness injected by the current sociopolitical situation.
In collaboration with the Goethe-Institut Ljubljana and the International Hegelian Association Aufhebung we prepared an international philosophical conference in commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the birth of the German philosopher G. W. F. Hegel. With the non-profit organisation Maska we will also hold the conference “Precarity or Self-Management?” with accompanying programmes that will commemorate a 100 years since the first issue and the publishing of the 200th issue of the Maska magazine. To enjoy a bit of socialising at all of the other festival events – although with some distance – is never too late.
"Nowadays, with the world inexorably skidding towards its ultimate end and when it feels that thought is increasingly late in relation to the pandemic speed of actuality, a question arises: What now? Is it actually too late?
The logic of anticipation intrudes into this mechanism, which intertwines various apocalyptic scenarios: the anticipation of the end manifests through the feeling that we are too late anyway. In this sense, every beginning now is already too late. On the other side, the logic of procrastination is also at work: we are running late in order to postpone the end. Thus, every beginning is one that is too early. Both, the logic of anticipation (the end of the world is coming anyway, thus nothing can be done about it) as well as the logic of procrastination (this shall be done later, thus the end will also come later), act in a "passive and anti-political manner". However: Are there perhaps any positive aspects of operating and reasoning that derive from the perspective "like it is too late"?
Is the term "too late" a diagnosis that is impossible to rehabilitate later? Is it possible to begin from the perspective of a total end? Or, does everything really only happen late at the party, or even at the after-party?" (from the announcement of the "Hegel's 250th Anniversary: Too late?" Conference)
Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana, Marsh Creative Production
FESTIVAL CORE TEAM:
Blaž Peršin, Marko Maršićević, Jani Pirnat, Janja Buzečan
DESIGN PROGRAMME AND VISUAL IDENTITY:
Goethe-Institut Ljubljana; Aufhebung - International Hegelian Association; Maska, Institute for Publishing, Production and Education; Exodos Institute Ljubljana, Look Back and Laugh; MoTA - Museum of Transitory Art
City of Ljubljana
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