Transits, passages. Passages, borders. Borders, transits. The circle closes and it is a very ancient circle, which brings together the atavistic migration of mankind with respect to the self-determination of populations within a territory, in some way seizing a geography, constructing a proprietary map on a common good.

If transit was for centuries linked to expansionist aims where land, read food and taxes, and power (temporal or linked to religion) were the drivers of conflict, at least since the Second World War to the present – after the opposition in blocs – asymmetrical wars arise not over food, but over raw materials, strategies of influence and the arrangement of new logistics markets. Power and hoarding are sold as wars of freedom and exports of democracy, which seems to be a unique characteristic of the Western world.

Power corrodes and progress gallops. The expansion of a group of countries that have united within the acronym Brics (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) has experienced an enlargement in recent years that has seen 22 other requests from other countries and Egypt, the Arab Emirates, Iran and Ethiopia joined the group. On the table is the de-dollarisation of the economy, a different conception of power relations, the end of routes linked to a past, even a colonial past. 

It is a new step, very definite, but still little perceived, in a particularly weak era of the former superpowers and their uncharismatic and/or bloodthirsty leaders.

From the sky comes rain and scorching heat that will overwhelm us because we have failed to make a reasoned transit to rescue temperatures. Written like this, reality looks more like a script from a tragic horror film, where no hero can escape the inevitable fate.

In 2024, it is still possible for the nation-state to block the prohibition of border crossing, in the name of free and complete transit, in accepting that passage is inevitable and must be governed, not suffered. Without forgetting that there exists a humanity, the majority, of women and men who want to transition into a new era, but who are periodically disappointed by the 1% in charge. In this scenario we, billions of humans, also transit. With our dreams, miseries and happiness. There is a street in Milan where an association operates that helps undocumented migrants. It is called Via dei Transiti. It happened like this, by chance, but sometimes they seem like signs of destiny, which leave an often salvific fuse lit, that of hope.

Angelo Miotto [journalist, documentary filmmaker, podcaster. Founder and director of Q Code Mag].


8 + 9 marzo c/o ZONA K
Faustin Linyekula / Mamu Tshi (RDC/CH)

22 + 23 marzo c/o ZONA K
Lina Majdalanie e Rabih Mroué (LB/GE)

24 marzo c/o ZONA K
Lina Majdalanie e Rabih Mroué (LB/GE)

4 + 5 aprile c/o ZONA K
Zoë Demoustier / Ultima Vez (BE)

16 + 17 maggio c/o ZONA K
Ant Hampton (GB/CH)

Photo by Cesura – Design Neo Studio by Leonardo Mazzi

Ant Hampton/Time Based Editions (UK/DE)

live collective experience | duration 80 min | in italian

c/o ZONA K, admission allowed after membership 2024
in collaboration with Ateatro

A talk with the author will be held at the end of the performance on Thursday 16 May.

Books and reading have changed and continue to change. The advent of digital, the rediscovery of orality and the audio dimension, and forms of participatory art are multiplying ‘ways of reading’ in new and innovative, yet ancient ways. Hybrid, performative, multimedia, transmedia forms are emerging… These transformations are reflected on the book as a physical object and on libraries as places of encounter and experience.

Starting from the experience of Bordeline Visible, the author Ant Hampton and Stefano Parise, Director Area Biblioteche del Comune di Milano, will discuss these themes, moderated by Oliviero Ponte di Pino.

“Borderline Visible is probably DocLab’s most poetic work this year, but in all its simplicity it is also the most poignant.”– NRC Handelsblad

Winner of the IDFA (International Documentary Festival Amsterdam) 2023 DocLab award for Creative Technologies

Borderline Visible begins as a journey from Lausanne to Izmir in 2022 by two artist friends, one of whom experiences health problems halfway and has to stop. As the other continues towards Turkey, suddenly alone, the narration grows into a moving and troubled psychogeography as it shifts between “we” and “I”, present and past, piecing-together value and meaning from the very human ruins of aspiration, history, and language. Ant Hampton’s careful, at times miraculous, process of reconnection gradually lights up a constellation: voices and earthquakes, the Sephardic diaspora, tourism and forced movement, breakdowns and dementia, the end of the Ottoman Empire, swifts and swallows, Eliot’s The Waste Land and an urgent insight into hidden atrocities at the edge of Europe being funded from its centre.

by Ant Hampton translation Valentina Kastlunger editing translation Valentina Picariello and Flora Pitrolo voice and sound Astrid Casali recording Luca Ciffo editing recording Ant Hampton co-produtionZONA K, Teatro Bastardo e Associazione 4704 feedback David Bergé book design Roland Brauchli based on a project conceived with Rita Pauls with thanks to Pieter Ampe, Giorgos Antoniou, Sae Bosco and Samos Volunteers, Yannick Christian, Hani Dunia, Effi & Amir, Tim Etchells, Katy Fallon, Martin Hampton, Britt Hatzius, Leo Kay, LAPS, Camille Louis, Eva Neklyaeva, Beyhan Onur, Anelka Tavares, Prodromos Tsinikoris, Giulia de Vecchi, Anny Y

Time Based Editions is an imprint of PHOTOGRAPHIC EXPANDED PUBLISHING ATHENS Created with the support of: The Resonance Foundation (Los Angeles) Bimeras (Istanbul / Berlin) Théâtre Vidy (Lausanne) Research and prototype support: Lita House of Production and Kundura Stage (Istanbul) National Theatre of Northern Greece (Thessaloniki)

More info – / instagram: @time_based_editions

Photo by Doc Lab

Ant Hampton (1975, DE/UK) is a British-German performance maker and writer. His work since 1999 has often involved guiding people through unrehearsed situations and interactive relations, using automated devices. His three collaborations with Tim Etchells are participative experiences for two at a time, combining audio with different engagements with the page: text and silent reading (The Quiet Volume, 2010); archive photography (Lest We See, 2015); and mark-making/ erasure (Not to Scale, 2020). In more recent years his practice has expanded into a wider investigation of risk-taking and leaps of faith, for example with The Thing – An Automatic Workshop in Everyday Disruption, created with Christophe Meierhans. These and many other of his “Autoteatro” works continue to tour internationally in over 80 language versions, some of them without anyone needing to travel – a paradoxical outcome for an art committed to liveness and presence which in turn informed his 2021 advocacy and research project: – an Atlas. Together with David Bergé, he co-founded Time Based Editions in 2023.

Campus video e rap

Sorry, this entry is only available in Italian.

E’ arrivata l’estate: mandami una cartolina… dalla città! Scegli un luogo del quartiere, immagina una scena, il testo di un rap e poi… si gira!

POSTCARDS – Campus video con cartoline rap dalla città è un campus estivo dove puoi trasformare la tua città con la musica e l’immaginazione e realizzare un video da inventare tutti insieme.

Una giornata tipo al campus:

ore 9.00 – 9.30 Giochi di accoglienza
ore 9.30 – 10.30 Rap ritmo e parole. Inventa una canzone e prova a rappare
ore 10.30 – 11.00 Merenda al sacco
ore 11.00 – 12.30 Video, ideazione contenuti, ricerca location
ore 12.30 – 14.00 Pranzo al sacco e gioco libero
ore 14.00 – 15.00 Visione video musicali
ore 15.00 – 16.30 Rap & Video: registrazione audio e/o riprese video
ore 16.30 Uscita

Merende e pranzo al sacco sono a carico delle famiglie.
Se il meteo lo consente, merenda e pranzo al sacco verranno consumati all’aperto, in uno dei parchi cittadini vicini a ZONA K (via Confalonieri, via De Castillia)

Il campus prevede la realizzazione di un videoclip musicale girato in quartiere che verrà proiettato a ZONA K dopo le vacanze estive.

Il campus:
– è a numero chiuso, si attiva al raggiungimento del numero minimo di iscritti richiesto
– le iscrizioni si chiudono il giorno 24 maggio o al raggiungimento del numero massimo di iscritti previsto
– prevede la realizzazione e il montaggio di un video che verrà inviato alle/ai partecipanti nelle settimane successive la proiezione di settembre a ZONA K

Costo: € 200,00.
Agevolazioni: sconto 10% per secondogeniti


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