Program: Who lives in the city?

LPM Live Performers Meeting 2010 Rome
MAY 27th 30th 2010 Brancaleone Rome, Italy
Audio Visual Performing Artists Meeting
May, 27th 2010, 10:59 am |
May 27 - 30, 2010
Brancaleone, Rome Italy, Rome, Italy
Who lives in the city? MAIN IMAGE

Who lives in the city?

AV Performance

Duration: 30 min.

Friday, 28 May 2010 | 22:00 > 22:00 | VisualArena

"Cities, like dreams, are made of desires and fears." - Italo Calvino.

The project 'Who lives in the city?' Developed by PlaySomething takes shape

Calvin's opera 'The Invisible Cities' published in 1972. The protagonist,

Marco Polo at the court of Kublai Khan, Mongol ruler, King tells the

descriptions of the cities visited during his travels within its

immense empire. Calvin actually creates fifty-five describing the city

details and their features, bringing the reader into a fantasy world,

where each site has a name of a woman of classical origin. The work of Calvin

is often cited in numerous studies, documentaries, books and his interviews

for timely and full of ideas that can inform the debate on

contemporary city. A city that is emptied of its identity is a city that

loses its soul and is left as a ruin in time. Who lives in

city? Is the question that arises now that the observer is in front of the image

washed out of our metropolis.

'Who lives in the city?' Is a project that combines music and video projection

(Projecting on four towers that symbolize the contemporary city) with

the intent to represent some imaginary places taken from the work of Calvin

through a live performance that makes every event unique.

Play Something was founded in 2009 by three artists (sound & VJing).


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