Walking piece details
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)
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David Harvey, The Right to the City, Web, 2008
Jala Erzen,The City as a Social Sculpture, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, 2014
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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)