In\Visible Cities – Urban Multimedia Festival 2017
In\Visible Cities is the International Urban Multimedia Festival set up by Quarantasettezeroquattro Association in Gorizia from 8th until 22th May 2017
Two weeks of artistic residencies, workshops, installations, live performances and shows to investigate and to act on the cities through digital art and multimedia and interactive languages.
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 physical structure of the cities influences the citizens’ behaviour as much as the human activity contributes to change living spaces. When a special event connects the little stories of individual and communities to the great history of nations and masses, the visible and invisible signs of what happened remain forever not only in the memory of the witnesses but also in the stones, in the ravines and in the voids which gradually but constantly have been changing the urban structure. Contemporary cities contain an endless number of “cities of the past,” layered and hybridized to each other; at the same time, cities hold their potential for change and development.
Visible cities and invisible cities coexist and interact. In/visible cities International Urban Multimedia Festival aims to discover and to reflect on the complexity that interconnects cities and human beings unveiling endless emotional dimensions by using the potential offered by digital, multimedia and interactive art 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. Additionally, the festival aims to stimulate the communication between artists and audiences developing participatory performances and interactive dialogues.
The festival newly conceived concept of #urbanmultimedia includes all possible relationships between visible and invisible cities and the artistic and technological languages atbol and narrate their urban heritages.
The Festival is funded also by: The European Union – Creative Europe, The Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia, The Municipality of Gorizia.
The mission of In\Visible Cities is coherent with the objectives of the program Creative Europe promoted by the European Union:
- to promote the development and requalification of urban spaces through multimedia and interactive languages;
- to promote the innovation in the field of multimedia technologies applied to artistic and cultural projects;
- to enhance the development of new audience;
- to promote the cultural heritage tangible and intangible;
- to support the exchange of artists and works of art/shows in Europe;
- to promote the debate among accomplished and emerging artists and to create a network which will strengthen itself with the passing of time;
- to support the enhancement of the artists’ professional capabilities;
- to offer visibility in a European context to young and emerging artists, giving them the chance to fulfill their ideas and make them circulate across Europe.
Associazione Quarantasettezeroquattro (Gorizia – Italia) History, memory, territory: these are the main themes around which Quarantasettezeroquattro works to build a network of related initiatives in order to make interact scientific research, arts, education and new technologies. The association, founded in Gorizia (Italy) in 2009, coordinates the work of researchers and experts in various disciplines – historians, researchers, artists, film makers – fostering interaction and dialogue of different methodologies, ideas and perspectives: encourages and offers studies and research on the relationship between history, memory and active citizenship; organizes scientific, cultural and educational activities focused on cooperation and cross- border mobility. Works in the field of audiovisual productions, exhibitions and museums as “Topographies of Memory – Widespread Museum of the Border Area”; organizes cultural festivals, events, workshops and educational projects for schools of all levels.
|Techical direction||Andrea Colbacchini|
|Residency responsable||Alessandro Ruzzier|
|Graphic and Web||Francesco Paolo Cappelletto|
|Press office||Federica Marchesich|
|Video Documentation||Ruben Vuaran|
|Photo Documentation||Fulvio Rubesa|