OVERLAPPING DISCRETE BOUNDARIES
The research is an extensive and interdisciplinary urban mapping process. During six months trip, Alessandro Carboni reached some urban areas of the city of Singapore, Foshan, Kuala Lumpur, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City. The materials, text, urban actions, images, video interviews and reports, produced and collected during the periods of residence in urban areas, have been collected within an archive and published, as reportage, during the journey in the architecture magazine Abitare.
After the research period, Alessandro, taking inspiration by the collected materials, produced the work Lau Nay: a performance in collaboration with the Japanese performer Sayaka Kaiwa. The work has been presented in festivals and contemporary art museums. A 45 minutes video documentary was also created, already presented at cinema reviews and video documentaries. A laboratory and a number of conferences presenting the project have already been presented at various universities in Italy and abroad. The results of the first stage of research have opened up new questions about the role of artistic practice as the production of thought not only aesthetic, or assumptions related to usability, but as an agent capable to reflect and also to create changes, transformations and mutations of everyday urban space.
Project by Alessandro Carboni
Production: Formati Sensibili (2011)
Asia tour management, NoiseAsia, Hong Kong
Contributors: Jianan Qu, Saiaka Kaiwa: dance
Dickson Dee: urban exploration and music
Emanuele Lomello: technical director
Kembo: video documentation and photo in asia tour; Elisa Poli: scientific contribution
Prof. Wallace CHANG Ping-hung: scientific contribution and mentoring