Here is what our ‘(Memorie) In Ascolto [Listening Memories] looked like

Here is what our ‘(Memorie) In Ascolto [Listening Memories] looked like


On 23rd, 25th and 26th November our artistic project ‘(Memorie) In Ascolto‘, realised as part of the festival Futura Memoria e Contemporaneamente Roma 2019, dressed up the space at the Iris market in Centocelle, Rome. The project (which we talked about here, as well as on Artribune and Teatro e Critica) consisted of two site-specific installations for local residents, customers and passers-by. It was an invitation to stop by, to listen, to let go of those superstructures and filters that often influence our way of thinking and our analytical critique of society, taking us away from our path towards recognisability and discovery of the collective and the individual self.

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(Memorie) In Ascolto – Listening Memories GRIOT/LIT limited edition printed fanzine

The initiative was integrated into the market’s everyday life, a different place, far away from the spaces where people normally engage with art and culture; a space which triggered direct encounters between the public and the artists, as well as the transmission of memories which will widen the archives of contemporary society.

In the first one, a five-channel video installation, musicians Clavdio, David Blank, Mudimbi, Technoir and Vhelade talked about their art, influences, creative process, motherlands and plural identities, also touching, both directly and subtly, on issues surrounding colonialism, racism, adoption and sexual orientation.

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(Memorie) In Ascolto, five channel video installation – Vhelade (2017), Iris Market – Photo by Marco Brunelli

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(Memorie) In Ascolto, five channel video installation – Vhelade (2017), Iris Market – Photo by Marco Brunelli

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(Memorie) In Ascolto – Listening Memories, five channel video installation – Mudimbi (2017), Iris Market – Photo by Marco Brunelli

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(Memorie) In Ascolto – Listening Memories, five channel video installation – Mudimbi (2017), Iris Market – Photo by Maria Genovese

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(Memorie) In Ascolto – Listening Memories, five channel video installation – Mudimbi (2017), Iris Market – Photo by Marco Brunelli

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(Memorie) In Ascolto – Listening Memories, five channel video installation – David Blank (2017), Iris Market – Photo by Marco Brunelli

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(Memorie) In Ascolto – Listening Memories, five channel video installation – David Blank (2017), Iris Market – Photo by Marco Brunelli

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(Memorie) In Ascolto – Listening Memories, five channel video installation – Technoir (2017), Iris Market – Photo by Marco Brunelli

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(Memorie) In Ascolto – Listening Memories, five channel video installation – Technoir (2017), Iris Market – Photo by Marco Brunelli

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(Memorie) In Ascolto – Listening Memories, five channel video installation – Clavdio (2017), Iris Market – Photo by Marco Brunelli

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(Memorie) In Ascolto – Listening Memories, five channel video installation – Clavdio (2017), Iris Market – Photo by Marco Brunelli

The second one consisted of a reading performance carried out by the authors of our first limited edition printed fanzine, which contains the short stories Hunger [La fame] by Eleonora Chigbolu, Looms [Telai] by Louis Fabrice Tshimanga, The exercise of waiting  [L’esercizio dell’Attesa] by Claudia Galal, On Tram 3 [Sul 3] by Livio Ghilardi. It was a very special performance that started and repeated like a loop any time the audience sat down to listen to the reading.

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Eleonora Chigbolu, Hunger [orig. La Fame], 2019, Iris Market – Photo by Marco Brunelli

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Eleonora Chigbolu, Hunger [orig. La Fame], 2019, Iris Market – Photo by Marco Brunelli

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Eleonora Chigbolu, Hunger [orig. La Fame] (2019), Iris Market – Photo by Marco Brunelli

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Louis Fabrice Tshimanga, Looms [orig. Telai] (2019), Iris Market – Photo by Marco Brunelli

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Louis Fabrice Tshimanga, Looms [orig. Telai] (2019), Iris Market – Photo by Marco Brunelli

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Louis Fabrice Tshimanga, Looms [orig. Telai] (2019), Iris Market – Photo by Marco Brunelli

Claudia Galal, The exercise of waiting [L’esercizio dell’attesa] (2019), Iris Market – Photo by Marco Brunelli

Claudia Galal, The exercise of waiting [orig. L’esercizio dell’attesa] (2019), Iris Market – Photo by Marco Brunelli

Claudia Galal, The exercise of waiting [L’esercizio dell’attesa] (2019), Iris Market – Photo by Marco Brunelli

Claudia Galal, The exercise of waiting [orig. L’esercizio dell’attesa] (2019), Iris Market – Photo by Marco Brunelli

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Claudia Galal, The exercise of waiting [orig. L’esercizio dell’attesa] (2019), Iris Market – Photo by Marco Brunelli

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Livio Ghilardi, On Tram 3 [orig. Sul 3] (2019), Iris Market – Photo by Marco Brunelli

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Livio Ghilardi, On Tram 3 [orig. Sul 3] (2019), Iris Market – Photo by Marco Brunelli

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Livio Ghilardi, On Tram 3 [orig. Sul 3] (2019), Iris Market – Photo by Marco Brunelli

 ‘(Memorie) In Ascolto’ is curated by Johanne Affricot, produced by GRIOT and the cultural association LIT. ‘Futura Memoria’ is an art festival produced by Associazione Spellbound with the artistic direction of Valentina Marini.

Italiano – Report | ‘(Memorie) In Ascolto’ al Mercato Iris di Centocelle

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