ULICA International Festival of Street Theatres – Against the Dull Fire

The main thread running through this year’s 30th edition of the festival has been Ray Bradbury’s dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451, originally published in 1953. In his futuristic vision, Bradbury imagined a world without books, a world in which all forms of literature, art, philosophy as well as all individual, independent and liberal thinking, feeling and acquisition of knowledge are banned.

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Repetition

Karol Nienartowicz’s photos of a breakwater in the Baltic Sea in Gdansk, like Auggie Wren’s photos of the same corner in Brooklyn, Cézanne’s Mont Saeinte-Victoire, are a reminder of how the act of repetition is essential to the human condition.
From a daily routine to a motif in art, repetition is an act of survival, a desire for affirmation.

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The rest is science-fiction

A daunting admonition from one of the masters of sci-fi literature about the relationship between robots and mankind as we advance into a future where science fiction becomes just science. As Kraków celebrates Stanisław Lem’s 95th anniversary, his work remains proof of the foretelling nature of the genre and the far-reaching effects that literature can have in our lives and our society.

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