Photo: Jolijn de Wolf

LAPSody 2017 - The Bubble

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 09:00 to Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 21:00
Theatre Academy
Festival & Conference

Theatre Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki/ Live Art and Performance Studies



24.-27. May 2017

Welcome to THE BUBBLE - LAPSODY 2017, 6th International Festival and Conference at the Theatre Academy Helsinki, organised by the MA programme Live Art and Performance Studies!

Most of the time, bubbles are not kindly regarded in these days. They are associated with many of our current world's issues: social injustice, a lack of solidarity, rising prices, polluted water, the election of Donald Trump. Our world bubbles, the earth is a bubble. Yet, there is the aesthetic and life-preserving potential of the bubble: it is an equally rich metaphor for isolation and ignorance as it is for nurturance, safety and protection, and even more so for perfection and effervescence. A multitude of bubbles might merge, expand, form a foam, or collide, burst and disappear.

For this year’s edition of LAPSody, we have invited contributors from many different fields to explore the social, philosophical, artistical, scientific and performative potential of the bubble as a discursive and physical phenomenon.

Join THE BUBBLE from 24.-27. May 2017!

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