Ted The Mole in the Touristed City


Walking piece details

LanguageEnglish, Italian
Duration24 minutes
Cost Free
Per un altra città, 17th of September 2019, A chi fa gola firenze i nuovi padroni della città sintesi finale
Firenze Today, 6th of September 2018, Festa Inaugurazione Piazza dei Ciompi
La Nazione Firenze, 7th of September 2018, Piazza dei Ciompi
Firenze Today, 23rd of November 2016, Piazza Ciompi, Nardella posta il progetto su Facebook: “Vi piace?
Nove Firenze, 27th of December 2018, Ciompi residenti a meta, la piazza dei ricchi e il giardino dei poveri
Go-News, 12th of September 2018, Piazza dei Ciompi. L’ordine degli architetti: Servono progetti non banali

Connected with

This work it’s thought to be a site specific piece. Before listening to it, please choose a place in your city that has been recently modified for the worse, becoming less human friendly and more hostile in its spatial design and architecture: here, there should start your audio walking experience.
You’ll have some instructions during the listening, if you are in, please send us by email your reactions, all this is to be continued.

We are going to tell you a story. You’ll hear about Firenze, the ancient Renaissance city that turned into a tourist themed park and became Touristed City. You’ll hear about Wario Nazdella, the caricatural virtual entity of the turisted mayor, and the polyphonic and metamorphic voice of Ted the Mole, a maverick fictional device – born out of a performative error – who moves in the opposite direction the norm would expect; Ted is a narrative gambit, a multimodal connector, an urban hybrid… and more. Bring an animal attitude and your body and… Have a lucid listening!

(This is a Carders’ Assembly collective work. Leading curators: Marco Di Domenico, Enrico Tomassini, Jessica Mazzotti)

Andy Warhol,The Philosophy of Andy Warhol: (From A to B and Back Again), 1977
David Harvey, The Right to the City, Web, 2008
Jala Erzen,The City as a Social Sculpture, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, 2014
Mick Wilson and Tom Holert, 2010, ‘Latent Essentialism: An E-mail exchange on Art, Research and
Education’, Curating and Educational Turn, London, Open Editions
Rodolphe Christin, Turismo di Massa ed Usura del Mondo // Mass Tourism and World Exploitation,
Milano, Elèuthera (2019)
Wolf Bukowsky, La buona educazione degli oppressi – Piccola Storia del Decoro// The good education of
the oppressed – A short history of decorum, Bologna, Alegre Edition (2019)
Yuval Noah Harari, Homo Deus a brief history of tomorrow, London, Harvill Secker (2016)

Enrico Tomassini

Enrico Tomassini

Enrico Tomassini is a transdisciplinary researcher and curator, with a background in Architecture, Social Design and Cinema. Social Engaged Art Practice is at the core of his work. He has engaged, curated and conceptualized complex collaborative and partic...

Who is Ted

Who is Ted

The Carders’ assembly started in response to the transformation of a square, called Piazza dei Ciompi, in the historical city center of Florence, the place where to find for many years a characteristic flea market of the city. Transformed for health and ...

Near Firenze, FI, Italia

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