the first European festival on creativity

2013 Program

EVENT #37

Alessandro Bergonzoni

Stop the geniuscide!

 

To inspire: to inhale, exhale, expiate, expire, then aspire to re-inspiring and being re-inspired. After which, by way of one’s imagination and creation, one becomes sudden heat, fervor, prophecy: the great extroversion that makes us something else, something different, an energy that devastates the occult proportion all the way to becoming, not only doing, all the way to conscious and unconscious art, to transcendence which explodes thanks to genius and makes it impossible to remain short, or small, or modest, or unborn. The suddenness bursts out, speaks, shake, sculpts; awareness of being blood and vein at the same time, inclination to propulsion, thinking, writing and speaking in a chain, but one that does not bind, at most it joins—does not constrain, but rather broadens. Comedian Alessandro Bergonzoni’s comeback to the Festival della Mente after ten years—a hilarious dialogue with the audience on creativity.

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Alessandro Bergonzoni

is an author and actor. Among the things he has written for the stage: Madornale 33, Anghingù, La cucina nel frattempo, Le balene restino sedute, Non è morto né flic né floc. He contributes to il Venerdì di Repubblica. His books include: Le balene restino sedute (Mondadori, 1989); È già mercoledÏ e io no (Mondadori, 1994); Il grande Fermo e i suoi piccoli Andirivieni (Garzanti, 1996); Opplero. Storia di un salto (Garzanti, 2003); Non ardo dal desiderio di diventare uomo finché posso essere anche donna bambino animale o cosa (Bompiani, 2005); Bastasse grondare (Scheiwiller, 2009); is about to be published L’amorte, his first poetry book (Garzanti, September 2013)

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EVENT #1

Guido Rossi

Ideas and their responsibility in good and evil

EVENT #2

Paolo Giordano

Crossing the shadow line

EVENT #3

Alessandra Lemma

The body as a canvas: depicting/defacing the body

EVENT #4

Piergiorgio Odifreddi

What will change our future. Artificial man

EVENT #6

Ramin Bahrami

Italian Journey. Grand Tour with Bach and Scarlatti

EVENT #7

Alessandro Barbero

Incredible Middle Ages: the Terror of the Year 1000

EVENT #8

Cristina Baldacci, Andrea Pinotti

Archives in art: a new contemporary genre?

EVENT #10

Massimo Cirri, Jonathan Coe

Sense of humour: a lifestyle

EVENT #11

Carlo Freccero

Has TV killed creativity and culture?

EVENT #12

Nicla Vassallo

Woman is an invention

EVENT #13

Massimo Montanari

Speaking of food in times of crisis

EVENT #14

Chandra Livia Candiani

Apprentices of the moon in the meditation room

EVENT #15

Emanuele Trevi

On the other side of things: The Initiation Journey

EVENT #17

Bernard-Henri Lévy

Between art, philosophy and science: the adventures of truth

EVENT #18

Stefano Bartezzaghi, Massimo Recalcati

To inherit or to be creative? Art in the time of disoriented generations

EVENT #19

Gabriella Caramore

Imperfect knowledge

EVENT #21

Ilvo Diamanti

The future? It is past

EVENT #23

Alessandro Barbero

Incredible Middle Ages: The ius primae noctis

EVENT #24

Luca Barcellona

Calligraphy: creativity in writing

EVENT #26

Silvio Garattini

Brain aging: a 3rd millennium epidemic

EVENT #28

Lella Costa

What we talk about when we talk about irony

EVENT #29

Tim Parks

In conversation with literary creativity

EVENT #31

Laura Boella

Empathy, sympathy and compassion: resources for a threatened world?

EVENT #32

Francesca Alfano Miglietti, Antonio Marras

Nulla dies sine linea-Not a day without a line

EVENT #35

Edoardo Boncinelli

What will change our future. The secret brain

EVENT #36

Virgilio Sieni

Before other people’s eyes

EVENT #37

Alessandro Bergonzoni

Stop the geniuscide!

EVENT #38

Alessandro Barbero

Incredible Middle Ages: The flat Earth

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