GORIZIA 6-29 MAY 2016
THREE WEEKS OF WORKSHOP, INSTALLATIONS, LIVE PERFORMANCE AND SHOWS
Cities are lively, composite, constantly changing spaces; houses, streets, squares, courtyards, industrial buildings, green areas form a rich visual, audio and tactile mosaic. Human beings live and act in these spaces creating relationships and conflicts, both among them and in relation to the urban spaces.
The festival will involve artists from all around Europe to explore connections between visible and invisible cities through art and multimedia languages. The art works will act directly on physical spaces transforming them in active, significant elements able to tell stories and transmit emotions. The new technologies will
offer a variety of approaches to research what does not appear visible within the cities, their histories and the many stories of the different communities, the social and economic relations among their inhabitants. The artworks will also explore the human ability to imagine and to plan for the future.
2016 Edition: After the Catastrophe
A section of the second edition of In\Visible Cities focuses on a reflection on “After the catastrophe: city, changes, memories”. The natural catastrophe is a seminal event. It marks the territory and the cities that are affected by changing their characteristics. It marks society, families and ordinary people, who have to face mourning, loss, destruction and the difficulties of rebuilding things. It marks the institutions, which face an emergency situation and must employ new resources and new developments.
Artists, thinkers, architects, local administrators will be invited to reflect upon these subjects, creating an interaction amongst new technologies, artistic creations and historical documentation. The main topic will be the cities and territories affected by earthquakes, floods and other natural catastrophes; also, their capacity to narrate the past, the present and the future.
From 6 to 29 of May: 3 weeks of residence during which artists from all the Europe will realize site specific performances and installations.
3 weeks of multimedia installazione at the public market of the city about “After the earthquake”.
From 25 to 29 of May: 5 days of performances, shows, interactive and multimedia installations, talks and workshops.