Changing the Guard at MACRO Museum

Old Director, Alberta Campitelli, leaves - new director still unknown.
Fog ahoy!

60 su 80 : Sergio Pucci fotografo - Introduzione alla mostra (MACRO, …
Preview of Sergio Pucci’s photoexhibition at MACRO on Contemporary Art Day (11. Oct. 2014): first comments are always a good test…

Preview of Sergio Pucci’s photoexhibition at MACRO on Contemporary Art Day (11. Oct. 2014): first comments are always a good test…

NYTimes: More Paris Institutions Turn to Crowd-Funding

NYTimes: More Paris Institutions Turn to Crowd-Funding

Vienne (Isère, France) at night. Shot by Alessandro Califano on 6 Oct. 2014.

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Restaurant inside a cave in Italy

museumstudies have you been?

Wow, looks great! Haven’t been there (yet), unfortunately…

un:

klaatu:

Restaurant inside a cave in Italy

museumstudies have you been?

Wow, looks great! Haven’t been there (yet), unfortunately…

Link / Legami - A Theatre Play in L’Aquila

Three travellers seeking shelter from destruction - a dystopian setting, maybe - up a difficult to reach hill;

A sage (an engineer, or perhaps a philosopher - a Pythagorean?) calling from afar, inviting to join in, to participate in a common - though as yet not defined - effort;

A woman, travelling with a heavy case - then suddenly dancing lively to a tune - eventually dragging on in her journey;

Couples - as different as comes - in a bickering merry-go-round of jealousies, accuses, and denials (“you laid her!” “I did’t!” “Yes, she told me so!” “…!” “…!!”);

A seductively dancing girl, turning around to reveal itself as a monkey (is SHE the laid one, perhaps?);

Couples, again, requesting and assuring air-throttling love, the deeper, the more menacing;

A bare-footed, white-clad figure, sneaking forward and projecting a dire shadow on the walls, kneeling down, then creeping over the cobblestones, bound for nowhere…

These, and a few more, are the blocks the play is made of - enacted on the 11th and 12th of August 2014 near the ancient church of San Domenico (14th century) in L’Aquila, on a square still carrying the deep scars of the 6 April 2009 earthquake, its likelihood downplayed and its follows but approximatively tackled by the then Berlusclowni government and the equally inapt ones that followed his. Bits scattered throughout the place - multi-centred, almost - repeated and re-enacted here and there, with different tunes, accents, and emphases.

My daughter Micol has been one of the acting persons. She did quite nicely, I’d daresay.

Below, a few pictures from the setting and some of the scenes. Guess using L’Aquila’s setting has been quite effective, to convey the idea of a dystopian area, and of life - nevertheless - going on…

Glimpses from a Benedictine cloister - S. Scolastica (Subiaco, Italy). Shot on 5 August 2014 by Alessandro Califano

Pictures from S. Maria in Valle Porclaneta (Rosciolo, AQ). Shot today by Alessandro Califano