Founded in 2013, R.I.C.E. is a cultural initiative on Hydra island, Greece. Dedicated to exploring the choreography of humans it aims to envision human relations (personal, political and social) with the sensibilities of an artist, poet, dancer.
For its inaugural activity in September 2013, R.I.C.E. provided a home to international artists and thinkers to live and work amongst the community of Hydra. As a unique hybrid of festival, gathering and think tank, R.I.C.E. placed artists without the framework of a stage or the spectacle in the heart of the town.
R.I.C.E. purposefully depends on the generosity of numerous locals to host artists in their houses as well as the support of the local municipality and other organisations.
"Abandoning art as mere entertaining commentator to the grand spectacle of our unfolding society, R.I.C.E. pursues new forms of civic life and social ethics that emerge from the basis of embodied reality: sensing and aligning demos—the collective body—within democracy."