Boris Debackere & Jerry Galle: Ventrilio

After four editions of the festival held in Croatia and the region, as well as internationally, and many series of guest exhibitions, seminars and events dealing with issues of the body, physical and social norms, Extravagant Bodies 2019 festival places focus on the complexity of love as an emotional and sexual category inbetween lust and friendship.

What happens when norms of love are subverted - when the manifestations of romantic or family relationships escape social, cultural expectations?

Love, banally simple and uncompromisingly complex, encompasses all emotions that relate to a strong sense of attachment: eros as romantic love and philia as platonic are placed as the range in which each relationship is determined and valorized. However, what are the mechanisms deciding on which kind of love is acceptable or unacceptable, and when does it become a sickness?

By setting these numerous issues as the starting point for research, in 2019 the Extravagant Bodies festival will face the audience with opening new questions and seeking solutions and answers through an international and local selection of speakers, performers and artists dealing with Extravagant Love.

The festival includes an international exhibition, lectures, workshops, a conference and an entertainment program in three Croatian cities: Korčula, Split and Zagreb.

The curatorial team is made up of renowned curator from Norway, Stahl Stenslie and our curators from Croatia, Klara Petrović and Luja Simunović.

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