The House of Displacement Festival, curated by collective CampoBase, will shortly take place in Turin (October 3-6, 2019). The curators have recently talked about all the performative interventions (House of Displacement: Performance Events, Arshake, 16.09.3019) and they now anticipate us all the artistic interventions.
House of Displacement’s programme includes three artistic interventions: one created by artist Lucia Cristiani, one by artists Alessio Mazzaro and Fiona Winning and one by the international curatorial collective GAPS.
These events invite the public to experience the condition of displacement in a diluted, fluid and articulated temporal dimension. These interventions focus on the diverse tactics which can emerge from the cooperation of individuals within a community when they are searching for bearings in a continuously changing environment. How can displacement become an opportunity for action instead of a limiting factor?
How far should I go to explode? is a performance in two acts created by Lucia Cristiani, which opens on Thursday and concludes on Saturday night. Cristiani invites the audience to reflect on the meaning of travel and how the length of time spent in our cars changes our perception of the landscape and the things that surround us. How far should I go to explode? emerges from a reflection on the need for movement from one place to another as an experience of searching for new potential scenarios and a new outlook on reality. The viewer is invited to take part in a journey which involves places that have already been reached but through new itineraries up to the final destination, where the journey ends only to start once more.
Do Nothing Club is a protected and transitory space created by Alessio Mazzaro and Fiona Winning within the walls of CampoBase, which also starts on Thursday evening and is open to the public for the duration of House of Displacement. The artists, through a process of collaboration, build a place where public “does nothing”, in which to stop and remain inactive for as long as they want, creating a collective solution against hyperactivity. Mazzaro is a visual artist, film director and researcher of stories. He works on the borderline – between performer, spectator and witness – and investigates citizens’ space for agency in relation to reality and art in the public space. Winning is a visual artist interested in the opportunities arising from encounters, research and discussion how living in this world feels.
Anyone lived in a pretty how town is the title of the performance curated by GAPS, a curatorial collective founded in London in 2016 by Sofía Corrales Akerman, Golnoosh Heshmati and Flavia Prestininzi.
Living in Iran, Italy and Spain, the curators conceive each project organised by the collective as a unique affective experience and, through a collaborative approach, the group presents itself as a generator of relationships between different cultures.
Anyone lived in a pretty how town brings together three artists – Marcel Darienzo, Super Sohrab and Tarxun – whose work is immersed in the way each culture uses and then no longer uses its linguistic codes. Through videos and sound works, they examine the ways in which the linguistic crisis engenders moments of suspension and potential, reflecting on the reiteration of discourse as a tool for shifting meanings. The event will take place at the Monomono bar from Friday, 4 October to Sunday, 6 October.
House of Displacement, curated by CampoBase, Turin, October 03 – 06, 2019
CampoBase is a temporary and changing space founded in 2019 by the curatorial collective composed of the ten participants of Campo18, the course for curators of the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo. The space is intended as a place of possibility for the activation of collective processes of knowledge, through the creation of an open environment that favors public occasions for meeting, confrontation and dialogue. CampoBase adopts discursive practices and experimental approaches. Its program alternates workshops, events, exhibition projects and formats, such as crit, screening and focus.
images: (cover 1-2)Tarxun, «Dis-courses», 2019 (video still) (3) Lucia Cristiani, «How Far Should I go to Explode?», ph : Francesco Ciranna, Martina Gennaretti, Gaia Mattioli, Stefano Schiaffonati (4) Alessio Mazzaro,«The Do Nothing Club», esterno, SuperNormal Festival 2016, Oxfordshire, UK, Alessio Mazzaro (5) Super Sohrab, «The Adventures of Super Sohrab», 2011 (video still) (6) Marcel Darienzo, THE THINGS AND THE YOU, 2017-19 (video still)