Art is to be found increasingly outside the walls of museums and galleries. This time, 1M sotto la metro (1M Under the Metro), a multiple venue exhibition of interactive metropolitan art, is taking shape inside the underground in Rome. This exhibition is curated by Arianna Forte and organised by Fusolab 2.0 in collaboration with Flyer and ATAC.
Five new interactive media artworks will be exhibited in five stations of Rome’s Metro C for five days, from 26 to 30 May 2021, from 4pm to 8pm. These are the figures for the first edition, the driving force behind a three-year project involving a total of 15 artists and 15 “stops” on the capital’s third underground line. The project, promoted by Roma Culture, is the winner of the Public Announcement Contemporaneamente Roma 2020-2021-2022, managed by the Department of Cultural Activities.
One of the installations, selected through a free CALL FOR PROJECTS, was won by the young Roman designers/architects Motorefisico with their proposal of lights and stratified geometries Retrospective. The winning work will be exhibited in Teano station, which also hosts the interactive installation Distances, a reflection on the pandemic by the French duo cenocosme, protagonists on the digital art scene for over twenty years. The other stops on Metro C taking part in the event are: Pigneto with the mesmeric Bloom interactive wall by renowned new media artist Maotik; Malatesta, where you can listen to the sound design by Calembour in their interactive garden Algor Rhythm; Gardenie the Eternal Dream by Simon Weckert, one of the winners of the Prix Ars Electronica 2020; Torre Maura with the GUEST installation – Do ut das – and Automatic Dispenser Stories from the mysterious Tamara Ceddi project.
The Metro C stations thus become dimensional doors and the works on display are passages which lead to new perspectives on the world and new “stops” for the imagination.
(from the press release)
images: (cover 1) bloom – Maotik (2) Distances – Scenocosme (3) Retrospective – Motorefisico (4) Eternal Dream – Simon Weckert ePhilipp Weiser