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LATAA TÄSTÄ City Ghettos of today Helsinki, tiedote 16.6.2014

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Artists Alejandro Olarte (Helsinki), Alicja Borkowska (Warsaw) and Marek Pluciennik (Helsinki)  working with the sounds and videos of the installation in Paris, Museum of the History of Migration. Photo by Outi Korhonen, free to be published.

Artists Alejandro Olarte (Helsinki), Alicja Borkowska (Warsaw) and Marek Pluciennik (Helsinki) working with the sounds and videos of the installation in Paris, Museum of the History of Migration. Photo by Outi Korhonen, free to be published.


City Ghettos of Today. Workshop detail at Warsaw Ethnographic Museum. Photo by Outi Korhonen. Free to be published.

City Ghettos of Today. Workshop detail at Warsaw Ethnographic Museum. Photo by Outi Korhonen. Free to be published.


City Ghettos of Today, detail from Pietro Floridia´s workshop at Warsaw Ethnographic Museum. Photo by Outi Korhonen. Free to be published.

City Ghettos of Today, detail from Pietro Floridia´s workshop at Warsaw Ethnographic Museum. Photo by Outi Korhonen. Free to be published.


City Ghettos of Today. Pietro Floridia´s workshop at Warsaw Ethnographic Museum.Photo by Outi Korhonen. Free to be published.

City Ghettos of Today. Pietro Floridia´s workshop at Warsaw Ethnographic Museum.Photo by Outi Korhonen. Free o be published.


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City Ghettos of today, Helsinki Preworkshop, Photo by Marek Pluciennik

City Ghettos of today, Helsinki Preworkshop, Photo by Marek Pluciennik


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The City Ghettos of Today in Bologna

The City Ghettos of Today entails a series of workshops open to local communities in different European cities – Warsaw, Paris, Bologna, Milan, Helsinki, Berlin and Antwerp. Run by artists and cultural actors, each workshop installment will conclude with an art installation and public debate on the project’s themes in each of the cities listed above. This European collaboration will conclude in Warsaw in January 2015 with a large-scale installation-performance and debate that will bring together materials culled from each of the participating city workshops. The project unites artists, cultural actors, academics and social workers in order to explore the broad themes of “ghetto” and “districts of migration” in participating European cities. The City Ghettos of Today reflects the interdisciplinary dimension of the Strefa WolnoSlowa foundation, which crosses academic and theoretical methodologies with practices of artistic and cultural creation. Through artistic reflection and intellectual research, this collaborative project seeks to unravel the complex and problematical theme of “migrant ghettos” in contemporary Europe, paying particular attention to various definitions and visions of ghettos within the contexts of Warsaw, Paris, Bologna, Milan, Helsinki, Berlin and Antwerp.

 

Final performance “The Island is Full of Noises”

“This Island is Full of Noises” says Caliban, from “The Tempest”. Starting from this line and the conflict between Prospero and Caliban for mastering the island, we will explore the island not merely as a place of exile, a narrow camp where coexistence becomes forced and builds up to oppression but as a safe place too, where one can have a chance to create a different organization of the world, more people oriented, where political action has less need of mediation and it becomes possible to sense the mark of our action. The outcome will be an itinerant performance, with a strong physical component and moments of interaction with the audience.

Artistic Director: Pietro Floridia

An installation and performance are created by the City Ghettos of Today’s workshop participants led by the international artistic team: Pietro Floridia (Cantieri Meticci, Bologna) direction and drammaturgy, Alicja Borkowska (Strefa WolnoSłowa, Warsaw), direction, Linda Fahssis (Cie Check Points, Paris), actors training and the drammaturgical research, Tomasz Gromadka (Strefa WolnoSłowa, Warsaw), drammaturgy, Sebastian Klim (Theater Institute, Warsaw), light design, Marek Płuciennik (Ptarmigan, Helsinki), video art, video projection, Alejandro Olarte (University of Arts of Helsinki – Center for Music and Technology), music and sound design, Viviana Salvati (Cantieri Meticci, Bologna), drammaturgy, Luana Pavani (Cantieri Meticci, Bologna), scenography, Yulia Vorontsova (Cantieri Meticci, Bologna), choreography.

 

 

Multimedia installation “The Island is Full of Noises”

The installation “The Island Full of Noises” consists of 14 black, three meters high, pipes containing videos, audio clips, sculptures and performances by actors and dancers. These contents originate from a research, led in a variety of European cities through interviews and workshops, aiming at the examination and deconstruction of the “ghetto” as a tool and its comparison with other forms of encampment for migrants and minorities. In Bologna the focus is the condition of the political refugees and the various forms of detention found on their path.

Multicultural artistic workshops: “Creating the Island is Full of Noises”

Every day, from 30 June until 5 July, from 6 to 8 p.m., the wonderful “Cortile del Pozzo” will transform into a forge of common artistic practices, a multimedia installation, an open market for story-trading, a big atelier where to contribute to theatre, dance, writing and video making workshop.

A team of international artists, led by Pietro Floridia, will take the participants into the creation of theatrical texts, scenes, choreographies, videos, starting from Shakespeare’s “The Tempest”, the most apt, amongst the Bard’s plays, to enable a reflection upon the encounter of different cultures.
The masterpiece will be connected to key words and concepts as ghetto, colonization, education, stigma. The results will be shown within the big performance “An island full of noises”, which will take place at the end of the workshop.

The participants will work at the comparison between the “Tempest’s” plots and characters and a score of testimonies, reflections and papers which investigate the working principles of tools as champ, stigma, isolation and violence of language. The creative output will be elaborated trough different languages creating scenes, texts, choreographies, video, that will merge into itinerant paths towards the final performance.

Workshops led by the artistic team of the project:
Pietro Floridia (Cantieri Meticci, Bologna) direction and drammaturgy
Alicja Borkowska (Strefa WolnoSłowa, Warsaw), direction
Linda Fahssis (Cie Check Points, Paris), actors training and the drammaturgical research
Tomasz Gromadka (Strefa WolnoSłowa, Warsaw), drammaturgy
Sebastian Klim (Theater Institute, Warsaw), light design
Marek Płuciennik (Ptarmigan, Helsinki), video art, video projection
Alejandro Olarte (University of Arts of Helsinki – Center for Music and Technology), music and sound design
Viviana Salvati (Cantieri Meticci, Bologna), drammaturgy
Luana Pavani (Cantieri Meticci, Bologna), scenography
Yulia Vorontsova (Cantieri Meticci, Bologna), choreography

In collaboration with Cantieri Meticci team.

“Within and across the border: a theatrical journey”

This one-day workshop explores the camp as government technology in the domain of migration control. Using theater as a method of conceptual deconstruction and reconstruction, it aims to stage and unravel the encampment of migrating subjects (through refugee camps, border archipelagos as well as various forms of detention) as a key strategy in the implementation of territorial sovereignty across country borders. The Bologna workshop will be led by a team of lecturers, artists and refugees involved in a crosscutting cultural project, which seeks to unravel the complex geography of “migrant spaces” in Europe’s modern metropolises. Furthermore it inaugurates a two-week theater and research project on the theme of contemporary migrant spaces of Bologna.
The workshop will be held in Italian, with English and French translation. It includes a teacher-led part and a second part which will require the creation of small groups among the participants in order to create theatrical games to facilitate the comprehension of the contents of the first part. Both parts will be conducted under the researchers and artists’ supervision.

Programme:
9.30-13.00: The Camp As Political Form – concepts and theatrical expression

speakers:
Timothy Raeymaekers (University of Zurich),
Pietro Floridia (Cantieri Meticci, Bologna)
with the participation of:
Riza Baris Ulker (Berlin),
Cecilia Deserti (Bologna)
Louise Ysolt Glassier (Milan),
Rachel Shapiro (Paris).

Follows the creative workshops leaded by Pietro Floridia with collaboration of Cantieri Meticci team.

14.30-18.00: Navigating The Borderscape

speakers:
Barbara Pinelli (University of Milano-Bicocca)
with the participation of:
Riza Baris Ulker (Berlin),
Cecilia Deserti (Bologna)
Louise Ysolt Glassier (Milan),
Rachel Shapiro (Paris).

Follows the creative workshops leaded by Pietro Floridia in collaboration with Cantieri Meticci team.