All things will remain in the same setup – Performative Reading

"I told the coachman to get into the carriage and we lowered the pantograph calling people from the tram to join us. As a result, not a single hooligan protested and they all joined us" (Ion Monoran, Memoir) The "Ion Monoran" International Poetry Festival aims to reconstruct and adapt an already existing dialogue in western Romania - revolution and intergenerational collaboration. It thus creates, through poetic discourse, public readings, book launches, a bridge between generations. 

Year after year, we witness a change of rhythm, as the Italian philosopher Franco 'Bifo' Berardi says: "At its core, rhythm is not just about vocal emissions or the sound of acoustic matter, but about the vibration of the world. Rhythm is the deepest vibration of the cosmos. And poetry is an attempt to tune in to this cosmic vibration, to this temporal vibration that keeps coming and coming and coming." (Franco 'Bifo' Berardi, Breath. Chaos and Poetry).

Poetry, then, through these rhythms can connect generations, can (re)construct fragments of history that can be passed on. Revolution, at the same time, is a necessary chaos, a way of ascertaining inter-human relations, the way we live, the procedures of rehabilitation. Poetry and revolution are linked precisely by these intergenerational bridges. Stopping the trams is nothing other than another leap, another bridge, another cosmic vibration.

The reading will take place within the framework of the "Ion Monoran" International Poetry Festival. Young poets from Timișoara will recite texts by authors who wrote, spoke or participated in the revolution - Ion Monoran, Daniel Vighi, Viorel Marineasa, Petru Ilieșu, Daniela Rațiu and Șerban Foarță - thus creating a link between generations.

"Ion Monoran" International Poetry Festival is inaugurated as part of "Neverending Timișoara 2023", the event dedicated to the official closing of the "Timisoara European Capital of Culture 2023" cultural programme.

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