OPEN MIC #Topology of the speech
curated by PIERSANDRA DI MATTEO and ALESSANDRO CARBONI
Open Mics are spaces of the discourse in which participants articulate the dictionary of their own practices and knowledge. As a result of informal exchanges, interactions between theoretical hypotheses and completed projects, stimulated by discrete relations of forces, different experiences will intersect to operate critical variances upon Always Becoming
6:00pm @ Caffetteria del Sì, Bologna
Friday 4 March > ALESSANDRO CARBONI / EMBODIED MAPPING
Sunday 6 March > LORENZA PIGNATTI / MAPPING FEVER
Wednesday 9 March > ZIMMERFREI / TEMPORARY CITIES
Saturday 12 March > OGINO KNAUSS / RE:CENTERING PERIPHERY
ALESSANDRO CARBONI / EMBODIED MAPPING
The artist presents his latest research on the analysis and application of embodiment practices and body mapping processes of the urban space through EM:toolkit. The method, designed by the artist, offers a series of tools and procedural steps based on observation, capture, extraction and choreographic composition of situations explored during the incursions in the urban space. The proposed materials are theoretical and thematic nodes around which the Bologna leg of Always Becoming gravitates.
LORENZA PIGNATTI / MAPPING FEVER
The theorist Lorenza Pignatti, embraces a journey on visual cartographies that retrace the perceptual mutations of spatial notion. From the Dadaists’ and Surrealists’ peregrinations to the Situationists’ psycho-geographical drifting, from Richard Long and Susan Hiller’s performance actions to Mark Lombardi’s diagrams, up to Trevor Paglen’s “experimental geography” and the projects carried with Google Street View.
Lorenza Pignatti is professor of Fenomenologia dell’arte contemporanea at NABA – Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti di Milano. She curated the book Mind the Map. Mappe, diagrammi e dispositivi cartografici (Postmedia Books), and Errore di sistema. Teoria e pratiche di Adbusters, with Franco “Bifo” Berardi and Marco Magagnoli (Feltrinelli Editore). She collaborates as a journalist with “D la Repubblica”, “Il Manifesto”, “Il Corriere della Sera”, “Art Review”, “No Order, Art in a Post-fordist Society”.
ZIMMERFREI / TEMPORARY CITIES
ZimmerFrei puts the city as the real protagonist of Temporary Cities, a series of documentary films started since 2010. The city experienced through the body, the real and imaginary city that takes shape and evolves through the inhabitants’ perception. They are portraits shot with the eye focused on small areas, a neighbourhood or just a public square, at the centre of which lay the modes and times of living. Massimo Carozzi offers an itinerary in the portraits of Brussels, Copenhagen, Budapest, Mutonia and Marseille and listening of acoustic paths of the cities he has collected and archived during the years.
ZimmerFrei is a collective of inter-disciplinary artists founded in 1999, based in Bologna and Brussels, composed by Massimo Carozzi, Anna de Manincor andAnna Rispoli. They produce their works in various formats: soundscapes, video installations, performances and documentary films, collaborating with art galleries and museums, theatres, festivals and hybrid places. For years they investigate the urban dimensions at the limits between public spaces and private territories, interweaving documentary films, visionary and sound writings.
OGINO KNAUSS / RE:CENTERING PERIPHERY
Lorenzo Tripodi runs through the recent urban investigation work on Oginoknauss. The group’s activity over the past years, in fact, has gone through oblique trajectories between artistic practices, activism and research, with particular attention to changes in the urban landscape and the interstitial spaces of the contemporary metropolis, by means of trans-disciplinary and cross-media attitudes. At the centre of the talk Re:centering Periphery, is the multi-format documentary project that investigates the urbanisation developed by the modernist ideology and Exercises in Urban Reconnaissance, an analysis toolbox and compendium of urban explorations, built around 64 different definitions of city.
It will follow the screening of the film
Dom Novogo Byta
2013, Col. 45 min.
Dom Novogo Byta is the diary of an exploration of Moscow real and imaginary landscapes. The movie compares the utopian visions that emerged after the October Revolution with the current reality of post-communist Russia. The story begins in the ruins of Narkomfin building, which survives in an area at the centre of speculative interests. Designed by Moisei Ginzburg in 1927, the Narkomfin is one of the first works carried out according to the modernist principles of Le Corbusier. Conceived as a model for the future revolutionary communes, it was soon relegated after Stalin’s rise into power.
Starting from the story of Narkomfin, the movie runs through landscapes envisioned by the propaganda to drift in the urbanisation of Moscow suburbs.
Oginoknauss is a collective founded in Florence in 1995, based in Berlin since 2007. Born as a ‘laboratory of mutating cinema’, over the years it has gone through different idioms, formats and communication practices. Their activity, a convergence between arts, research and activism, includes the production of feature films and documentaries, video installations, audio works, seminaries, editorial and photographic projects. Lorenzo Tripodi, urbanist and filmmaker, is a founding member of Oginoknauss and Tesserae Urban Social Research.