Tripoteca is the only itinerant international psychedelic film and art festival - that focuses around metaphysical matters, the expansion of consciousness and abstract aesthetics. It will make your brain melt and your soul grow.
The festival toured in many places across Europe and a bit in the US. For detailed information regarding each individual event, please visit the list of LOCATIONS. Currently the event is at its third edition.
The line-up consists primarily of short films, animations and music videos, an exhibition of digital art and video installations - all from around the Globe and beyond space and time.
Depending on the location, Tripoteca finds local (or not-so-local) artists to collaborate with and opens its nights with one or more live audio-video perfomances, which you can check out in the videos section.
The festival was born in 2012 in Bucharest and is totally independent (except for a few collaborations with other festivals and small help from a couple of our partner associations), constantly on the road, surviving from one show to the next. The event is mainly run by a (loving) couple of artists who became bohemian just to be able to keep up with the rythm of events every month (and cutting living expenses obviously helps to invest more in the event). Of course, in every city there's a few local dear friends who volunteer to help Tripoteca happen.
Tripoteca usually take place in two nights (with exceptions of one and three) and releases its mind-bending energy waves around cinemas, art galleries and other alternative venues to fill the gap of urban psychedelic event culture, but can never forget nature's calling and gladly spreads its magic in outdoor festivals as well.
The name Tripoteca comes from “Trip” + the extension “teca”, which means a collection of trips. Its main goal is to provide an instense internal experience, from representation of dream-states and out-of-body experiences to observations regarding the pattern based nature of the Universe.
The festival promotes the enhancement of the ability to naturally induce a psychedelic state through the catalyst of art embedded with metaphysical layers that opens the mind's eye. Fully engaging in this sort of visual trips tends to destroy the boundaries between awake reality, dreams and death.
Prepare to step out of your body and into deep space!
Find out more cosmic details about the nature of Tripoteca from our partners & other media (all in English unless stated otherwise):
Interview by Bulgarian National Radio (Bulgarian + English)
Preview by Clutch Magazine (French)
Interview by Exostis Press (Greek)
Interview by VICE MAgazine (Romanian)