TULCA Arts Festival returns for it’s 15th edition this November and key details about the festival have been released. Matt Packer, Director of CCA Derry~Londonderry, has been announced as this year’s curator, with the festival itself being titled They Call us the Screamers. The title is drawn from the Jenny James novel of the same name, which details the establishment of the therapy commune (Atalantis) by James in the West of Ireland in the 1970s. With this in mind this year’s festival narrative is a look at “anti-modernism, cultural withdrawal, primal voice, self-enlightenment, and an attempt to establish new forms of social relations in a world that otherwise seemed doomed”. With the current political and cultural climate that exists in both Ireland and the world this promise to be an engaging response to a critical topic.
TULCA’s Open Call is on until March 17th with full details here.