The Journey of Future East Festival
Future East Festival started its journey before COVID-19 with a line-up with female artists from various Middle Eastern countries and based in berlin who would be meeting on a renowned Berlin Club’s Stage but after the breakout of COVID-19, the team decided to focus on giving stage to Berlin based underrepresented POC, femail, non-binary artists through a unic digital platform.
The curatorial team worked on reshaping the festival in a creative way considering the pandemia conditions. As professionals in sound, visual and media fields, Future East Festival Team wanted to find a way which would enable a more interactive and intimate exchange between the performing artists and the audience. After long hours of brainstorming, the team decided to create its own digital platform. The driving question in the mind of the team was:
Would it be possible to create a world that doesn’t rank people according to class, nationality, gender identity and sexual orientation and other differences that are not within the normative power structures?
This vision in their mind, the team is developing a digital platform including VR experience, where every earthling may experience equity and equality.