On the move
An evening devoted to the importance of the imagination, with Philippe Claudel (FR), Péter Esterházy (HU), Jens Christian Grøndahl(DK), Arthur Japin (NL), Perihan Magden (TR), David Mitchell (UK)) Sandro Veronesi (IT) and the Brussels Poetry Collective.
Presented by Annelies Beck
'The sole cause of man's unhappiness is that he does not know how to stay quietly in his room' wrote Blaise Pascal. Mankind can’t sit still, and doesn’t always get the chance to do so in a world that’s changing at an ever increasing tempo. How do writers relate to the perpetuum mobile of human existence?
Prominent novelists lead us into their way of thinking, understanding and imagining in today’s complex and turbulent world. They reflect on the hyper-acceleration of the present era and show us how man, his identity and the boundaries of his world are constantly changing.
Photography by Alexandra Cool. Musique by Letizia Belmondo (harp) and Yves Cortvrint (Viola).
Org.: Het beschrijf, La Monnaie, Hungarian Culture Brussels, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Passa Porta, Danish Cultural Institute and the Danish Arts Council