The 2023 Cheap Festival call was overwhelming, as always!
The theme: Get excited! A call to shake our consciences, to shout out our demands: in marches, in line for a residence permit, in counseling, at university. In the public space of cities. In the space of a poster.
The poster presented for the festival is a work that deeply embodies the theme. At the center of the image there is a woman who, with firmness, faces and hits a policeman, an indisputable symbol of repression and authority. This symbolic image is enriched by the slogan "REACT": an invitation to react, not to remain inert in the face of police violence and social injustices. But the invitation goes beyond simple reaction; it also incites us to challenge power itself, to fight against a system that impoverishes us, exploits us and poisons us.
Act, react, agitate!
The streets are our battlefield.
Act now, always react!
Viale Masini, Bologna
Photo by Margherita Caprilli