Being young is like being untitled. Infinite possibilities lay waiting, but so much choice is also a double-edged sword. Lack of clarity plagues young artists, unsure of what it is they truly want to do, make happen, and sustain. What would that look like in a title anyway? Because it’s more nuanced than ‘dance artist’.
Based in Rome, Dominio Pubblico is a multidisciplinary project, built to engage with the younger community. It describes itself as a dynamic networking strategy. Or more poetically, like Kandinsky’s ‘First Abstract Watercolour’, initially considered the first abstract painting due to its renunciation of reference to traditional forms. Since its launch in 2013, over 800 under-25s have been involved in the project. Its roots spread beyond the arts; for example, 2020’s Stati d’animo project alongside Bepop! human rights association brought workshops to migrant children and asylum seekers in Rome, led by a street artist, a sociologist and a philosopher.
Senza Titolo (Untitled) – 2 weekends of live dance, music, theatre and visual art (24 June to 3 July 2022) – is the ninth edition of Dominio Pubblico’s annual festival. Youth forms the bookends, and everything in between – producing, promoting and performing. The behind-the-scenes, which is given equal value to its result, becomes an active space for skill development. This formative structure asserts the importance of transparency and equal opportunity for all.