About the project
Extravagant Bodies is the name for an international art event first held in 2007, dealing with the politics of normality. It is based on the fact that what is considered normal (as well as what is not) is ideologically determined and deeply rooted into the structures of society. The knowledge of existence of something other and different generates negative identification, social exclusion, fear and hatred. The different, extravagant body/mind of people with special needs have become the source of creativity for artists that will be presented at the EXTRAVAGANT BODIES festival, inviting only the most courageous to witness their existence. This body is a place of constitution of the identity, traumatic for "others", but performing its function.