Industry 4.0, la rivoluzione veloce

 

Technology, work, education, future: there is no mystery or prophecy, because research is now proceeding apace, but a big question as to what the vision will be. Technology has plans and innovations that are constantly being updated.
How will it change our lives? Technology has given us speed, but without saving us time. On the contrary, it often saturates it in a new contemporaneity that will face a quantum leap in the next few years that we may never have seen before.
When the industry revolution is complete, how will our lives be redesigned?

With the participation of Matteo Scanni (journalist, director, playwright and professor of Human Innovation Culture at H-Farm)

Moderator: Angelo Miotto

Duration 60 min. – In Italian
Live streaming on Facebook pages @zonakmilano and @qcodemagazine

 

Image: freepik.com

The walking man

 

Projection of the film L’uomo che cammina (The walking man), an artistic project realised by DOM- in its Milanese edition.
A video work realised by Studio Azzurro, a historical group of artistic research that explores video language and media environments, combining the application of technologies with the idea of an art with a social vocation.

During the course of the evening speakers will include: Antonio Moresco, Leonardo Delogu, Valerio Sirna, Studio Azzurro and Repubblica Nomade.

 

c/o Cinema Beltrade Via Nino Oxilia 10 – M1 Pasteur

 

video project by Studio Azzurro curated by Alberto Danelli, Laura Marcolini, Martina Rosa, based on the live-perfomance of the same name by DOM-, concept, dramaturgy and direction by Leonardo Delogu, Valerio Sirna with Antonio Moresco and with Francesca Agabiti, Isabella Macchi, Paola Galassi, with the participation of the students of ITAS Giulio Natta, with the contribution of Teatro Stabile dell’Umbria collaboration Museo Del Novecento, Milano Sport, Abbazia di Chiaravalle, Hotel Corvetto

Duration 20 min. + meeting – In Italian – Free entrance subject to availability of places

 

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Černobyl’: a catastrophe,
a point of departure and awareness. 

 

The new meeting organised in collaboration with Q Code Mag will focus on the Soviet nuclear disaster, now a real case of tourism after the success of the TV series in recent months.

This third chapter of the discussion will therefore alternate between the memories of those who have studied and travelled the roads of the contaminated areas, an analysis and stories of awareness that have managed to take off thanks to the horror of that disaster, including in clean energy, and a hint at the dramaturgical techniques of the TV series, because that success is an important lever for a healthy ecology.

Speakers will include:
Gianluca Ruggieri: environmental engineer from Insubria University and vice-president of ènostra
Gigi Donelli: Radio 24 journalist
Yarina Grusha: teacher of Ukrainian language and literature at UNIMI, translator.
At the time of the disaster, her mother was six months pregnant.

 

Moderator of the meeting: Angelo Miotto of Q Code Magazine

Free entrance

 

 

 

FOCUS ECOLOGY

Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

Claudio Tolcachir (AR)

 

For the first time in Italy, Próximo, the latest creation by Claudio Tolcachir, founder of the Timbre4 Company of Buenos Aires, considered the most interesting director and playwright in contemporary theatre.

Próximo tells the story of a long-distance love affair experienced by two young people who in reality never meet, but only talk to each other and see each other through PCs and smartphones. One is Spanish, from Madrid; the other Argentinean, from Australia. The audience becomes witnesses of the birth and construction of this love, made of words, silences and emotions filtered through a technological device. The show therefore recounts the experience of being far from everything but, at the same time, that of living the most intense emotions of a life without a physical presence, births, deaths, love, sex. And it investigates all the possibilities and limits of a relationship built on skype connection in times of hyper-communication where talking about love seems to be an act of resistance.

On Friday 22nd November, after the performance, Claudio Tolcachir and the company meet the audience in a chat moderated by Sara Chiappori (La Repubblica).

A project ZONA K and Teatro Franco Parenti

 

Theatrical performance – duration 70 minutes – in Spanish with Italian subtitles
c/o Franco Parenti Theatre, via Pierlombardo 14 Milan

 

text and direction Claudio Tolcachir with Santi Marín, Lautaro Perotti lights Ricardo Sica scenes Sofia Vicini costumes Cinthia Guerra organisation Teatro TIMBRe 4 production Jonathan Zak, Maxime Seuge

 

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ANDY FIELD Masterclass

 

“One-to-one performance is like knocking on a stranger’s door (…) unsure of what I will find on the other side, what world I will stumble into and what worlds will stumble into me”.

Andy Field’s works are unusually formal and interactive, inviting us to consider our relationships with the spaces we inhabit and the people around us.  Over the years he has created art projects in theatres, galleries, warehouses, multi-storey car parks and city streets.

His interactive performances are designed to involve different audiences: whole families, as in the case of the successful Curious Creatures presented at the Natural History Museum in London, which saw, in 5 days, over 6,000 participants, or involving the individual spectator, as in the case of Lookout, a one-to-one and site-specific performance made in collaboration with a local primary school.

Co-director of the arts organisation Forest Fringe, he is also a guest lecturer at Royal Holloway University and the author of publications for The Guardian, The Stage and Contemporary Theatre Review.

Young and eclectic Andy Field devotes a significant part of his work to the active involvement of young and very young people.

 

Meeting organised with the support of the British Council.

Duration 60 min. – In English with translation
c/o ZONA K

 

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(Af)founded on the economy?

 

Ten years of crisis, 40 years of neoliberal policies: our societies are divided, fractured, without a clear vision of the future.
Is it then possible to build an economic thought that will make us re-emerge from the apnea of social injustice and environmental degradation?

 

Speakers:
Clara Capelli – Development economist and expert on the Middle East and North Africa. She has work and research experience in Tunisia, Lebanon and Palestine. She currently works in Jerusalem.

Valeria Verdolini – Researcher at the University of Milan, sociologist of law and activist, she is president of Antigone Lombardia. Inside and outside the University, she has dealt with processes of: democratization, social movements, Arab Springs, prison, security policies, migration, criminal justice, feminism. Among the founders of cheFare, project manager and creator of Rosetta, she collaborates with us in the conception and cultural planning of many initiatives.

Moderator: Christian Elia – co-director of Q Code Mag

 

 

 

Money makes you happy

 

Overturning the old adage, which denies this power of money, means going to see how a new, ethical finance has grown and spread, and what tools are suitable and necessary to educate and educate us in the economic and financial field.

Among the tools that have been experimented on a global scale with particular success, from the farmers of poor lands to the supporters of some Western political forces, there is microcredit.

An evening of dialogue on these themes.

Speakers: Ugo Biggeri, president of Banca Etica and Matteo Zagaria, director of CreSud, an Italian company that has been financing microcredit in the southern hemisphere for 20 years.

The evening will be moderated by Angelo Miotto.
Edited by Q Code Mag.

ECONOMY

This is the era of the “globalization of the world”, with a single worldwide market. The capitalization success on a global scale affirms that such a big economic revolution never existed.

However this system needs to take in consideration the three problematic phenomena that it may bring: inequity, instability and the environmental cost. These consequently may bring to an ecology crisis, globalization, consumes and social inequality.

According to the capacity or incapacity to get to a solution of the three critical factors, however, it seems incontrovertible that economic growth is a prerequisite to reach a more equal income distribution, given a stability to the system and a full respect for the environment.

“How would you then favor an economic growth that is both durable and sustainable?”

In 2018 the Nobel Prize for the Economy was assigned to Nordhaus and Romer, for their studies that highlight a strong relationship between macroeconomic trends, climate change and new technology. They also bring to the light the contradictions in the capitalism paradigm, underlining the necessity of political decisions in the long hall.

In 2019, with our seasonal theater, we decided to aim our goal into the economic world, to all access and distortion caused by money, to the society influenced by it, to the rebellious and victimized environment, to the technological innovation producing both economic development and social implosions.

ECONOMY is our answer to a complicated science of development models we superficially know and to a present moving so fast we can’t keep up with.

Four focuses, MONEY, SOCIETY, ECOLOGY and TECHNOLOGY. These are four aspects that we retain to be closely related to the interpretation of international artists and Italians that, like us, do not stop questioning the present.

In addition, the year 2019 strengthens the collaborations with numerous urban realities. A further confirmation of the strong necessity for a shared cultural economy. Therefore, the relationships between Teatro delle Moire/Danae Festival, Triennale Teatro dell’Arte, Teatro Franco Parenti, Stanze – esperienze di teatro d’appartamento, Olinda/TeatroLaCucina, Stratagemmi/Prospettive Teatrali, Laboratorio Lapsus, mare culturale urbano e Fattoria Vittadini are confirmed.

 

FOCUS #1
• MONEY •

The cost of money, rating, interest taxes, inflation, deflation, investments, stock market trading, bitcoin …

Financial inclusion passes also from literacy. In Nepal – where approximately 18% of the population is completely excluded from the banking system – Prakash Koirala provides financial education services to inform, involve, motivate and promote responsibility among consumers towards financial independence and discipline.

Would it be necessary to do this elsewhere too?

Today the most recent statistics state that 62% of the wealthiest individuals in the world possess the same wealth as the poorest half of the planet and the global economy gurus imagine a “globalization” 4.0 in favor of a more human-centric growth, more sustainable, more inclusive.

With what means and instruments?

A focus MONEY and four shows that discuss money are our answer. Four different ways to tackle a complex theme from different perspectives.

 

February 22 | 23
KALEIDER (UK)
The Money
at ZONA K

March 5
Money makes happiness
curated by Q Code Mag
meeting at ZONA K

March 15 | 16
MAURO PESCIO (IT)
Mio cugino (limited edition)
at ZONA K

March 22 | 23
ONTROEREND GOED (BE)
£¥€$ (Lies)
at ZONA K

March 31
CHRISTOPHE MEIERHANS (CH/BE)
Trials of Money (preliminary hearing)
at ZONA K

 

 

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Kaleider (UK)

 

The Money is a cross between a game and a play.
You can choose to be a Silent Witness and watch or a Player and take part in deciding how to spend a real amount of money.

As a Player you can express yourself as you wish. But you must reach an agreement with your teammates before time runs out and by following the rules you will be given. If these conditions are not met, the money goes to the next group of players.
Silent Witnesses can join the Player group at any time and this can change everything.

The playful premise of this celebrated work sets the stage for one of the most memorable conversations you’ll ever witness, as altruism actually soon turns to self-interest, everyone’s personalities clash, and hierarchies are turned upside down.

The results can lead to tensions as in a thriller, or they can be ridiculed as in a farce, but in the end what is asked is: are there really any values we can agree on? Is the most valuable thing of all the common understanding? Finally, what is the most interesting thing we can do together that we can’t escape?

 

Game|Show – duration 100 min. – in italian
c/o ZONA K

 

Production: Kaleider Concept and Direction: Seth Honnor Artistic Collaboration: Alice Tatton-Brown Production Manager: Jay Kerry Performers: Gemma Paintin, Hanora Kamen, Gilda Deianira Ciao Photos: Prudence Upton

Mauro Pescio (IT)

 

In a focus where the shows tell about financial/mathematical mechanisms, related to money, we thought of a show that touches more the human aspect and tells about lived lives. And it is in this perspective that we host My cousin (Limited edition) by Mauro Pescio who, in his own way, has conducted a sort of sociological survey that tells about our daily lives.

In this show Mauro Pescio will introduce us to real life stories of people he met. He chose narratives that were capable of challenging our expectations of the world. A boy who experienced video poker addiction, a former porn star, a high school girl who survived the 2018 Valentine’s Day massacre on a Florida campus, a son of a policeman killed by the Br, a couple in crisis for futile reasons. In other words, he sought out true stories that seemed fictional.

He put no limits on the topics: the stories can be about big events or small things, tragic or comic situations, in short, any life experience that can give us an original and meaningful point of view of reality. Letting himself be guided by the conviction that the more we try to understand the world, the more elusive and deceptive the world becomes, and that only in the experiences of human beings we can go looking for some kind of answer capable of containing a kernel of truth.

 


Show – duration 65 min. – in Italian
c/o ZONA K

By Mauro Pescio With Mauro Pescio, Giulia Valli and Stefano Malatesta and with the friendly participation of some friends, colleagues and various humanity in the process of definition

 

Mauro Pescio, radio and theater author, lives in Rome. After graduating from the Civica Scuola di Teatro Paolo Grassi in Milan, he moved to Rome where he founded a theater company with which he worked for ten years. Since 2012 he is the author of “Voi siete qui” for Radio24 and since 2015 of “Pascal” for Radio2. Since 2017 he has been collaborating with Radio3 for the audio-documentary show “Tre soldi”. For Audible he wrote “La piena”, Amazon’s first Italian production of a theatrical podcast.

 

Ontroerend Goed (BE)

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“The best way to rob a bank is to own one.” (William K. Black, American lawyer and lecturer specializing in financial crimes)

A casino, an illegal poker backroom to experience the thrill of being part of the elite 1% of the population that makes the world economy go round. There is no more time for ethics, you are in it to win it. In this den of intrigue and trading, it’s the adrenaline and investment decisions – not the roll of the dice – that count. What does your credit rating look like?
Who gets bailed out, who gets junk status, who implodes? Are you really in control or are you taking a gamble? Award-winning Belgian collective Ontroerend Goed provides insight into the complexities of the monetary system and its impact on our lives, immersing audiences in the financial world and allowing them to become players in the “game” of high-absorption capitalism.

 

 

Play|Show for 42 viewers per replay – duration 110 min. – in English
c/o ZONA K

“Play produced as part of the Teen Time project.”

Direction: Alexander Devriendt Script: Joeri Smet, Angelo Tijssens, Karolien De Bleser, Alexander Devriendt & cast Lyrics: Joeri Smet Cast: Max Wind, Britt Bakker Costumes: Astrid Peeters Music: Johannes Genard Set design: vormen & Nick Mattan Dramaturgy: Koba Ryckewaert, Julie Behaegel (intern/stagiaire) Production: David Bauwens Production assistant: Charlotte Nyota Bischop Co-production: Vooruit Kunstencentrum, Ghent (BE), Theatre Royal, Plymouth (UK), Richard Jordan Productions (UK) Thanks to: Toneelacademie Maastricht (NL), Khalid Koujili, Maria Dafneros, Miriam Matthys, Tamara Searle, Jeffrey Caen, Ruud Vanderheyden, Bram Billiet, Thomas Dhanens, Bo Marlijnen, Louiza Vande Woestyne With the support of the Flemish Community, the Province of East-Flanders and the City of Ghent

 

 

The Belgian collective Ontroerend Goed, under the artistic direction of Alexander Devriendt, creates projects and scenic devices based on the here and now, inviting the audience to participate and have an intense experience. The group has won numerous awards in Europe and their works are represented in major festivals around the world. Ontroerend Goed creates and realizes scenic devices that lead the viewer to question how we, as individuals, position ourselves in today’s world. Either way, whether it’s tracing the history of the universe in one evening, turning viewers into voters, guiding strangers through a labyrinth of mirrors and avatars to meet each other, the collective has made it their trademark to be unpredictable in content and form every time. Ontroerend Goed are: Alexander Devriendt, Joeri Smet, Charlotte De Bruyne, Karolien De Bleser, Angelo Tijssens, David Bauwens, Wim Smet, Babette Poncelet and Karen Van Ginderachter.

Christophe Meierhans (CH/BE)

 

Can the money we use on a daily basis be held responsible for the bleak state of the world today? What would it mean to hold it accountable for its actions? Trials of Money challenges the idea that money is just a tool or a means, and treats it as a complex being, a “semi-human” entity that has acquired an autonomous operation and escapes the control of the men who use it.

This new version of the performance is based on the collected testimonies of nine witnesses: an ex-banker, a Suisse National Bank employee, a homeless man, a wealthy philanthropist, a Native American, an economics professor, a kibbutz resident, and a criminologist. It invites the public to take part in the actions of a fictitious court, conducted as a collective exercise where all present freely assume the position of prosecution or defense, based on their beliefs and influenced by the proceedings.

Can money actually be tried before a human tribunal? And if the defendant is ultimately found guilty, what should be the appropriate sentence?

WORLD PREMIERE
Conference Show – duration 120 min. ca – in Italian
c/o ZONA K

 

A project ZONA K and Stanze
“Show realized within the project Teen Time.”

Concept and direction: Christophe Meierhans Performer: Christophe Meierhans, Luca Mattei Dramaturgy: Bart Capelle With the participation of: Shila Anaraki, Jochen Dehn, Adva Zakai Set design: Decoratelier Jozef Wouters Decor: Giammarco Falcone Light saber microphones: Alexis Pawlak, Gaia Carabillo Costumes: Sofie Durnez, Valerie Le Roy Lighting design: Luc Schaltin Monetary consultant: Olivier Auber Production: HIROS, Elisa Demarré Co-production: AUAwirleben (Bern), BIT Teatergarasjen (Bergen), BUDA (Kortrijk), FAR° (Nyon), Kaaitheater (Brussels), Nouveau Théâtre de Montreuil (Paris), Teatro Maria Matos (Lisbon), Vooruit (Gent), ZONA K (Milan) With the support of: Vlaamse Gemeenschap, ProHelvetia

 

Christophe Meierhans (Geneva; Brussels) works with and through performance, public space, installation, sound, music and video. His work consists mainly in developing strategies of intervention in everyday life, through the manipulation of accepted conventions, social habits or simple customs. Fragments of reality become the frame for artistic operations that can redirect banality in order to make it reappear under unexpected angles. His work raises questions about norms and conventions, confusing a random context with different ones, and confronting the viewer with something else, with the strangeness of being in the “wrong” place, or the possibility that the place may become something else.

SPECIAL IETM MILAN/FESTIVAL OF SILENCE

On the occasion of the IETM Satellite Meeting in Milan – organized by Fattoria Vittadini and in parallel with the Festival del Silenzio, ZONA K gladly accepts the invitation to introduce itself to the IETM’s international audience by presenting and transcribing in English Generazione gLocale, its first production, realized for Migrarti 2017, in collaboration with Andrea Ciommiento and Roger Bernat.

At the same time, he welcomes to the venue the English version of My Place by QUI E ORA, ZONA K’s partner in the early days and a regular attendee of IETM’s appointments.

MAY 2
ZONA K
gLocal Generation
– Site specific –

 

MAY 2ND
QUI E ORA
My Place
– c/o ZONA K –

 

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gLocal Generation

A public space, a group of people, a voice in the headphones that asks questions, gives instructions and suggestions. The audience moving within the space. Who are the global and local tribes of today’s cities? Where are they now while you’re here? How many kilometres away should they be from your private space?

gLocal Generation is an artistic production by ZONA K, aiming to give voice to the new generations of multi-ethnic societies. The path stems from organising theatrical workshops and ends with the creation of an urban interactive performance in headphones, directed by Andrea Ciommiento, under the supervision of the Catalan artist Roger Bernat.

Discover the whole project >> gLocal Generation

 

Performance with headphones use – 40 min. –  in English

 

Project ZONA K  Direction Andrea Ciommiento  Supervision Roger Bernat  Collective Creation Anes Fettar, Deborah Yebout, George Vasquez Colonia, Imane Mouslim, Issaka Abdou, Jaouher Brahim, Kausar El Allam, Leandro Perez, Mariam Lahmpur, Milagros De Los Santos, Momo Moukett, Sabina Ali, Silvio Bruscaglia, Sumaya Jabril With Anes Fettar, Kausar El Allam, Imane Mouslim, Momo Moukett, Jaouher Brahim, Mattia Ghezzi, Matteo Coppola, Shady Mostafa Coordination Coop. Diapason e A.P.S. Asnada Collaboration C.L.A.P.Spettacolo dal vivo   Logistic support Coop. Olinda Support MigrArti 2017 – MiBact, Assessorato alla Cultura – Comune di Milano

 

My Place

There are three half-naked bodies exposed on stage on purpose: alive and uncensored body masses, true and far different from those usually exposed. Three women. Not young anymore, not yet old, definitely not perfect. Yet they are beautiful, for they are authentic. In a surreal show, they offer themselves to the public as they are, bodies without home or space, evicted from their own self. Off to follow, devour and multiply their own shadows. An ironic and tragicomic look at femininity.

In My Place, the quest for a movement that emerges from the nonconventional bodies of actresses-authoresses of Qui e Ora and the experimentation of self-produced dramaturgy meet Silvia Gribaudi’s ironic approach to and research on the contemporary.

Dance – 60 min – in English

Progetto/Project Qui e Ora Residenza Teatrale Ricerca materiali/Material research Francesca Albanese, Silvia Baldini, Silvia Gribaudi, Laura Valli Regia/Direction Silvia Gribaudi  Assistente alla regia/Direction Assistent Roberto Riseri  Con/With Francesca Albanese, Silvia Baldini, Laura Valli  Immagini visive/Visual images Silvia Gribaudi  Disegno luci/Light design Silvia Gribaudi, Domenico Cicchetti  Technical care Paolo Tizianel Photo Michela Di Savino Residenze/Residence La Piccionaia (Vicenza) | L’arboreto – Teatro Dimora (Mondaino RN) | Olinda –Teatro La Cucina (Milano)  Finalista/Finalist In-Box 2017 

FOCUS #2
• SOCIETY •

Already in the 1930s, Keyens sustained that the true challenge that needs to be overcome is the reconnection of economy and society in an intelligent and non regressive manner.

After a century and another devastating economic crisis, it is understandable to wonder if a mediation between the modernizing push of progress and the needs of society is still possible.

The populist movements of today – whether guided from above or born spontaneously from the bottom – embody a diffused indisposition that contests blocked social hierarchies, as well as stationary social elevators, concentration of richness that is increasingly evident and that no longer allows for the possibility of the acquisition of well being and security in the same way it was assured in the past.

Nonetheless in a panorama so desolating and confused, the voices of those reclaiming the humanistic side of the economy, a social science that needs to occupy itself with the wellbeing of man in the “interest of stability and social justice”, are not missing.

The focus crosses various visions – ironic, disillusioned, worried – of today’s society, that is founded on economy and in which you’ll drown.

 

May 5
KTO THEATRE (PL)
Peregrinus
Itinerant Performance

May 21 | 22
BABILONIA TEATRI (IT)
Calcinculo
at ZONA K

May 24 | 25
ANNIE DORSEN (USA)
Spokaoke
at ZONA K and a Private House

May 28 | 29
LA BALLATA DEI LENNA (IT)
Human animal. Liberamente tratto da “il re e pallido” di D.F. Wallace
at ZONA K

 

 

 

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KTO Theatre (PL)

 

A wandering theatre show without words

A theatre production inspired by poetic works of T.S. Eliot.

The show depicts a single day in the life of an individual of the 21st century. The contemporary “Everyman”, whose life is “suspended” between Home and Work for a corporation, identifies his or her “pathway through life” as a “pathway to work”.
The peregrination in search of the meaning of life comes into view through everyday toil, deprived of spirituality, love and beauty.
The world of the “Pererginus” is a “digital” civilization – sad, terrifying and grotesque, where consumerism turns into a dominant religion. A shop window is the home of the Peregrinus of the 21st century.
A mobile character of the show exposes the adventures of the protagonist in various contexts of urban space. Homo Peregrinus is a formatted human being stripped of emotionality, predictable and bereft of individual characteristics.

This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a whimper

T.S. Eliot

The show has been presented in many cities in Poland as well as in Canada, China, Croatia, England, France, Georgia, Germany, Iran, Italy, Korea, Lithuania, Romania (Tony Bulandra Award for the best street performance in Targoviste), Russia, Spain and USA.

 

Itinerant Performance – 60 min  – no words

MeetingPoint: VIA DE CASTILLIA 14, under the Bosco Verticale building, at the beginning of the LUIGI VERONELLI walk to Gae Aulenti square

A ZONA K project in collaboration with Fattoria Vittadini and FESTIVAL DEL SILENZIO

 

Script, music selection and stage direction: Jerzy Zon Mask concept: Spitfire Company Masks design: Joanna Jaśko-Sroka Stage movement and choreography:  Eryk Makohon Performers: Karolina Bondaronek, Paulina Lasyk, Grażyna Srebrny-Rosa, Justyna Wójcik, Marta Zoń, Sławek Bendykowski, Bartek Cieniawa, Paweł Monsiel/Krzysztof Tyszko, Michał Orzyłowski

Babilonia Teatri (IT)

 

A point of excellence in the Italian scene of theatrical research, Babilonia Teatri arrive in Milan with a new creation, a sort of concert through which they manage to pass dense content and full of rebellion. The repeated word that tells the disenchantment for an (im)perfect world, unmistakable feature of the company, is shaped mainly in songs, specially written on the notes of Lorenzo Scuda (Oblivion), building a show where music and theater contaminate and dialogue in an uninterrupted and whirling.

Calcinculo is a show where words take the shape of music. Where music takes the shape of words. We live in an obsessive time that words and images are no longer able to tell by themselves, music comes to the rescue like a medicine or an explosive fuse.

Calcinculo is a show that wants to photograph our today. His perversions and his escapes from himself. His inability to imagine a future, to dream it, to strive towards an ideal, to believe. With this show the Babilonia tell the world around us with their sharp, painful and ironic look.

 

Show – duration 60 min. – in Italian
c/o ZONA K

By and with: Enrico Castellani and Valeria Raimondi Music: Lorenzo Scuda Stage direction: Luca Scotton Sound engineer: Luca Scapellato Production: Babilonia Teatri, La Piccionaia centro di produzione teatrale Co-production: Operaestate Festival Veneto Scenes Babilonia Teatri Production 2018. Thanks to Ana Valli Grandi Choir and Cuore Husky rescue

 

Babilonia Teatri is one of the most innovative companies in the contemporary theater scene, distinguishing itself for a language that is variously defined as pop, rock, punk. It has imposed itself on the Italian scene for its irreverent and divergent look at today’s world. Babilonia Teatri has won numerous awards over the years In addition to the main Italian cities, the company’s shows have been hosted numerous times abroad, from France to Germany, from Austria to Hungary, from Bosnia-Herzegovina to Croatia, from Colombia to Russia. Enrico Castellani and Valeria Raimondi, founders of the company in 2006, are the Artistic Directors of Babilonia Teatri. Playwrights, authors, directors and actors, Castellani and Raimondi are based in Verona. Lorenzo Scuda from 1999 to 2003 studies Musical at the BSMT of Bologna and from there he participates first as musician/orchestral and then as actor and singer in several productions, the most important is Jesus Christ Superstar with the Compagnia della Rancia in the role of Pilate. In 2002 he founded Oblivion. He is author and co-author of the lyrics, arranger and composer of all their productions. They debuted in November 2018 with their first original musical: La Bibbia riveduta e scorretta, directed by Giorgio Gallione. Since 2009 he has been working mainly for Oblivion, also dedicating himself to the activity of teacher for musical courses and seminars for theatrical improvisers throughout Italy.

Annie Dorsen (USA)

 

A microphone, a screen, the text running in overlay, two minutes to perform in front of the audience. Singers? No, in their place are other great artists who have gone down in history for their passion, their eloquence, their words.

Spokaoke is a participatory event that invites the audience to declaim speeches just as they would sing songs in a karaoke bar. Fifty speech-videos loaded into a karaoke device and available in a catalog that viewers can browse through: political speeches, public speeches, theatrical monologues, eulogies, trial testimony, etc. Some are familiar to the point of being considered icons (“I have a dream,” “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall”); others are less well known; some are part of our history, others part of the collective imagination.

Reciting these old speeches means recognizing them for what they are: fragments of history and folk art. Here is an opportunity to pay homage to some of the greatest hit makers of all time and thus resurrect triumphs and traumas from our distant and near past.

If karaoke offers us the opportunity to recognize a shared ownership of pop music heritage, Spokaoke allows us to play with a legacy of spoken artifacts by constructing a Top10 of collective discourse.

 

 

Participatory performance – duration 60 min. – in Italian
A project by ZONA K with Stanze

 

Conception: Annie Dorsen Sound design: Vladimir Kudryatsev and Uli Ertl Assistance: Lola Harney Management: Natasha Katerinopoulos Co-production steirischer herbst (Graz) Black Box Teater (Oslo)

 

Annie Dorsen is a New York-based filmmaker and writer whose works explore the intersection of algorithms and live performance. Her most recent project, The Slow Room, premiered at Performance Space in New York City in Fall 2018. Previous projects, including The great outdoors (2017), Yesterday Tomorrow (2015), A piece of work (2013), and Hello hi there (2010), have been widely performed in the United States and other countries. She contributes to and writes for The Drama Review, Theatre Magazine, Etcetera, Frakcija, and Performing Arts Journal (PAJ).

La ballata dei Lenna (IT)

 

The show comes to life from the reading of The Pale King, the last novel published posthumously by the American David Foster Wallace, dedicated to the heroic everyday life of a group of officials of the Internal Revenue Service of a provincial town in the USA, with the intention of investigating boredom, and the ability / inability of the human being to survive the bureaucracy. Of The Pale King, a novel left unfinished, following DFW’s suicide, only shreds of unfinished stories remain in which we can glimpse the fragmented existences of the protagonists, and breathe DFW’s torment in trying at all costs to find a meaning to human existence.

Starting from here, La Ballata dei Lenna through a path of identification with the author, has conducted over several months, a search within several offices of the Internal Revenue Service in our country, with the intent to investigate a world that in the common imagination of heroic has very little. The material has produced an original dramaturgy that plays with the fragmentary nature of the novel to give life to a docuteatro that gives, together with the viewers’ eyes, a new sense to the work.

 

 

Performance – duration 70 min. ca. – in Italian
c/o ZONA K

By Paola Di Mitri Directed by Nicola Di Chio, Paola Di Mitri, Miriam Fieno With Nicola Di Chio, Paola Di Mitri, Miriam Fieno Narrator Alex Cendron Lights and visual concept Gennaro Maria Cedrangolo and Eleonora Diana Video and filming Vieri Brini and Irene Dionisio Costumes Valentina Menegatti Production La Ballata dei Lenna Executive production ACTI Teatri Indipendenti Production support Hangar Creatività, ZONA K Milano, Factory Compagnia Transadriatica, Principio Attivo Teatro In collaboration with Scuola Holden

 

La Ballata dei Lenna is a theatrical research collective founded by Nicola Di Chio, Paola Di Mitri and Miriam Fieno that was founded in 2012 at the Civica Accademia d’Arte Drammatica “Nico Pepe” in Udine, where the three actors trained and graduated. The company’s work focuses on the study of the relationships between the community and its daily life, in an attempt to highlight the points of friction of the contemporary imagination. The idea of theater as a collective representation leads the company to research and use a variety of languages, ranging from the centrality of the actor to its decomposition, from the word to the movement, from sound to image. The three artists ground their work in a perspective that encompasses the art of authorship, the craft of performance, and the role of stage manager.

FOCUS #3
• ECOLOGY •

Climate change, green economy, ecological economics…

The UN defines the green economy as a real perspective. A perspective for which a growth of income and employment are driven by investments whose goal is to reduce pollution, increase renewable energy, make resources more efficient and avoid the loss of biodiversity.

Climate change is a fact: the temperatures are increasing, the precipitation pattern is changing, the ice and snow are melting and the average sea level is rising globally.

Nonetheless the differences towards that science that Darwin referred to as “economy of nature” and that in 1866 was given the name of ecology, are still too many.

Although scientists tell us that we have entered in a so called time of “Anthropocene”, in which the terrestrial environment is strongly conditioned from the effects of human actions, we assist to a global schizophrenia. On one side political, social and economic forecasts are predicting devastating news about the planet’s future, supported by protectionist initiatives, nationalistic closures, and the discussion of the 2015 Paris agreements. On the other hand the birth of transnational movements are in favor of the environment, and new generations are aware of the risks and especially the development of economic investments in energetic camp that let us hope that the green economy will not only remain a dream.

 

SPECIAL RESIDENCES:

October 11 | 14 + 16 + 18 |20
DOM- LEONARDO DELOGU, VALERIO SIRNA (IT)
THE MAN THAT WALKS
A project ZONE K and DANAE FESTIVAL
Traveling Show

October 16
ANDY FIELD (GB)
Masterclass

October 19 | 20
ANDY FIELD (GB)
LOOKOUT “a one on one meeting with a city view”
Site specific

October 23
ČERNOBYL’: A CATASTROPHE, A POINT OF DEPARTURE AND AWARENESS.
by Q Code Magazine

October 26 | 27
BERLIN (BE)
ZVIZDAL [CHERNOBYL, SO FAR – SO CLOSE]
at TeatroLaCucina

 

 

 

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Deflorian/Tagliarini (IT)

 

Scavi is a collateral project to Quasi niente, a performance freely inspired by the film Deserto rosso by Michelangelo Antonioni, a work around the figure of the film’s protagonist, Giuliana, a “wild woman dressed elegantly” who takes on the marginality that has always attracted the two artists.

Scavi is a collateral project to Quasi niente, a performance freely inspired by the film Deserto rosso by Michelangelo Antonioni, a work around the figure of the film’s protagonist, Giuliana, a “wild woman dressed elegantly” who takes on the marginality that has always attracted the two artists.

Scavi is a performance that wants to be the public restitution of the “discoveries” in the investigation phase of the work on the new creation.

Digging patiently, as archaeologists do, to find a note in the margin, an unexpressed thought, a barely sketched idea, the photograph of an unedited scene. It is the encounter with the creative process, a vast, dense, raw material, of which the work is only the tip of the iceberg. This is how Daria Deflorian and Antonio Tagliarini, together with Francesco Alberici, approached Michelangelo Antonioni’s first color film, Il deserto rosso. At ZONA K they will return the discoveries of their excavations.

 

A project ZONA K and Triennale Teatro dell’Arte
Included in the program of FOG Triennale Milano Performing Arts.

Show – duration 60 min. ca. – in Italian
c/o ZONA K

 

A project by Daria Deflorian and Antonio Tagliarini Written and performed by Francesco Alberici, Daria Deflorian and Antonio Tagliarini Literary advice Morena Campani Accompaniment and international distribution Francesca Corona Organization Anna Damiani Photos Elizabeth Carecchio Coproduction A.D. and Festival di Santarcangelo In collaboration with Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Parigi Production residence Carrozzerie | n.o.t Roma

 

Daria Deflorian and Antonio Tagliarini are authors, directors and performers. Their first work dates back to 2008, Rewind, homage to Cafè Müller by Pina Bausch. In 2009 they staged From A to D and Back Again. Between 2010 and 2011 they worked on the “Reality Project” which, starting from the diaries of a Cracow housewife, gave life to two works: the installation/performance czeczy/cose (2011) and the show Reality (2012), a work for which Daria Deflorian won the 2012 Ubu Award as best leading actress. Ce ne andiamo per non darvi altre preoccupazioni debuted in 2013 (2014 Ubu Award as best Italian new play while in 2016 it received the Critics’ Award as best foreign play in Quebec, Canada). They created two site specific: Il posto (2014) created and presented in Milan at Casa Museo Boschi/Di Stefano for the project “Stanze” and Quando non so cosa fare cosa faccio (2015). The sky is not a backdrop premiered in 2016 in Lausanne. The show Almost Nothing premiered in October 2018.

Francesco Alberici (1988), completed his classical studies and graduated in Economics and Business at Bocconi University in Milan. He graduates as an actor at the school Quelli di Grock and works in several shows of the same company. With the collective FRIGOPRODUZIONI, of which he is founder together with Claudia Marsicano and Daniele Turconi, he realizes Socialmente and Tropicana, works thanks to which the group obtains several awards. In 2015 he participates in the theatrical specialization course “Il corpo nelle parole” of the Centro Teatrale Santa Cristina. In 2016 he begins a collaboration with Daria Deflorian and Antonio Tagliarini, which leads him to take part in the projects Il cielo non è un fondale, Quasi niente and Scavi.

Elisabetta Consonni (IT)

 

 

Project winner OPEN call /// CONTEMPORARY [URBAN] CREATION 2019 – new production

 

“The first man who, having fenced a piece of land, thought to say ‘this is mine’ and found people stupid enough to believe him, was the true founder of civil society. How many crimes, how many wars, how many murders, how many miseries and errors he would have spared mankind” (J.J. Russeau, Origin of Inequality, 1754).

Ti voglio un bene pubblico is an urban game that reflects on dividing infrastructures such as gates, walls, fences. So much of what surrounds us is made of walls and fences; understanding their meaning, from time to time, is a necessary civic practice. It is significant to note that the article of the civil code that regulates the construction of fences to secure private property is called ‘ius escludendi alios’: to determine one’s own by excluding the other.
When does a wall stop protecting and start dividing, segregating and excluding? And when a public space is fenced off and access to it is restricted, how much of that public space remains? When a wall is put up, how much of what is behind it can we not know?

Itinerant urban game for 24 spectators – duration 75 min. – in Italian
Departure point: c/o M1 Pasteur stop, Viale Monza 34

 

A project by Elisabetta Consonni In collaboration with Cristina Pancini, Sara Catellani and Barbara Stimoli With the support of IntercettAzioni – Centro di Residenza Artistica della Lombardia (a project of Circuito CLAPS and ZONA K, Industria Scenica, Milano Musica, Teatro delle Moire) With the consultancy of Adriano Cancelleri A production: Pergine Festival Co-production ZONA K, In\Visible Cities/Contaminazioni digitali, Terni Festival

Elisabetta Consonni has been active in the reflection and practice of how art can be a detonator of social change since 2014 with Ergonomica, a research container for the relationship of the body with urban space. As part of this research, she accompanies the theoretical study to the realization of actions such as: “We want to become architecture” and “Go with the flow” (Poland, 2014), the choreographed construction of “Pompenpurg Park” (Rotterdam, Architecture Biennale 2014), “Zeno’s second Paradox” (Milan, 2016), “Enough Space for the Tenderest of Attentions” (project for the Dance Biennale 2016). He curated the symposium Spazio Ergonomico at the Biennale Danza 2016.

Michele Losi/ Pleiadi Art Productions (IT)

 

R 500 – Safari in the urban labyrinth #studio I. Neverland is an itinerant and participatory performance that leads the public to explore nature, sometimes hidden from our eyes, and its complex relationship with urban architecture and inhabitants, in a narrow 500-metre radius between ZONA K and the Biblioteca degli Alberi.

The performance is the result of a collective work of artistic research and scientific analysis of this specific 500-metre radius: performers, ecologists, architects and musicians give life to an engaging and unique urban safari, composed of sound fragments, stories, visions and encounters.

 

Urban game for 66 spectators – in Italian
Duration: approx. 90 min.
Departure point: c/o ZONA K

 

A project by Pleiadi, Campsirago Residenza, in collaboration with ZONA K (I), The Intrnational Accademy for Natural Arts (NL), BAM – Biblioteca degli Alberi Milano (I), With the support of IntercettAzioni – Centro di Residenza Artistica della Lombardia (a project of Circuito CLAPS and ZONA K, Industria Scenica, Milano Musica, Teatro delle Moire) artistic and scientific team Michele Losi, Sjoerd Wagenaar, Sofia Bolognini, Liliana Benini, Luca Maria Baldini, Emilio Padoa Schioppa, Studio Pasta Madre collective.

 

Pleiadi Art Productions was founded in 2015 as part of Campsirago Residenza. It is an open and multidisciplinary production project that stems from the theatrical and performance experience of Michele Losi and the artistic experience of actress Mariasofia Alleva, together with Riccardo Calabrò, playwright, Marialuisa Bafunno, set designer, Stefania Coretti, costume designer and visual artist, Alberto Sansone, videomaker, Diego Dioguardi, sound designer, musician and DJ. It focuses on experimentation in the field of performing art, theatre in the landscape and site-specific productions. Pleiadi is a place open to artists from different disciplines and backgrounds who share the aim of creating art also for those who are not used to it: for those who, for example, have never been to the theatre or have stopped coming.

DOM- with Antonio Moresco (IT)

 

Art is about making everything false and seeming true.
Art is to make everything true and seem false.
“Realism is the impossible” – W. Siti

After the great success of the last season, the extraordinary operation of DOM- returns, which, starting from the graphic novel by Jiro Taniguchi, builds a dramaturgy of spaces in which to let explode the border between centre and suburbs, between urban and third landscape, between human and non-human.

A man, the writer and playwright Antonio Moresco, walks through the city. Through his journey, the landscape opens up and hides from the eyes of the public, who follow him at a distance, as if to spy on him, poised between identification and detachment.

The spaces follow one another as in an uninterrupted sequence – a square, a station, a cathedral, an uncultivated field, a swamp, a public swimming pool, a motel. The living experience of walking becomes the pretext for a hand-to-hand encounter with reality.

 

A project ZONA K and Danae Festival

Urban, itinerant performance for 15 spectators only.
Duration of the journey: 4 hours and 30 minutes approx.

The place of departure will be communicated by text message to each participant the day before the performance is booked, so telephone contact will be requested. The performance involves a walk of about 4 and a half hours, comfortable clothing and shoes are recommended. It is not suitable for people with reduced mobility.

 

Conceived, dramaturgy and direction by DOM- / Leonardo Delogu, Valerio Sirna Production Teatro Stabile dell’Umbria, ZONA K, Danae Festival, Terzo paesaggio With Antonio Moresco and with Paola Galassi and Isabella Macchi With the participation of the students of ITAS Giulio Natta of Milan Organisation and guidance Francesca Agabiti Freely inspired by the comic strip by Jiro Taniguchi – L’uomo che cammina Unpublished texts by Antonio Moresco Video project Studio Azzurro Edited by Alberto Danelli, Laura Marcolini, Martina Rosa Original music Fabio Zuffanti Sound processing Lorenzo Danesin Collaboration Museo Del Novecento, Milano Sport, Abbazia di Chiaravalle, Hotel Corvetto With the support of IntercettAzioni – Centro di Residenza Artistica della Lombardia (a project of Circuito CLAPS and ZONA K, Industria Scenica, Milano Musica, Teatro delle Moire)

 

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DOM- is a project born in 2013 from the collaboration between the artists Leonardo Delogu, Valerio Sirna and Hélène Gautier. It investigates the language of the performing arts, with particular attention to the relationship between body and landscape, and is committed to the transmission of peculiar practices of dwelling, linked to the space and time of artistic creation. DOM- builds performance events, seminars, walks, writings, gardens, installations, videos, photographic reportages.

Antonio Moresco, Italian writer [Mantua, born 1947]. After completing a difficult apprenticeship, which he recounts in Letters to No One (1997), critically documenting the difficulty of emerging from the condition of being a writer.
After completing a difficult apprenticeship, which he describes in Lettere a nessuno (1997), critically documenting the difficulty of emerging from the condition of being an underground writer rejected by the Italian publishing world, in 1993 he published the collection of short stories Clandestinità (Clandestinity), in which the themes that underpin his work are already present, rendered in a dry and hyper-realistic style that increases its dramatic impact: loneliness, first and foremost, crossed by a dimension of dreaming as estrangement from the self, which is accompanied by the recurring motif of a frantic search for meaning that unravels through oblique and unstable paths. The fulcrum of Moresco’s work revolves around the vast work Giochi dell’eternità (Games of Eternity), written over a period of 35 years, consisting of Gli esordi (1998), Canti del caos (published in two volumes in 2001 and 2003) and Gli increati (2015). His other works include: La cipolla (1995), Lo sbrego (2005), Scritti di viaggio, di combattimento e di sogno (2005), Merda e luce (2007), La lucina (2013), Fiaba d’amore (2014), I randagi (2014), Piccola fiaba un po’ da ridere e un po’ da piangere (2015), L’addio (2016), Fiabe da Antonio Moresco (2017) and, both in 2018, L’adorazione e la lotta and Il grido.
Founder in 2003 of the blog Nazione indiana, in 2005 he created the online and print magazine Il primo amore.

Andy Field (GB)

 

 

“A one-to-one meeting with a view of the city”.

Created in collaboration with a local school, Lookout is a one-to-one meeting between an adult, from the audience, and a child. An exchange between two people, who might not normally meet, that takes place on top of a building in Milan where together they look down on the city and imagine the future.
The conversation they share is a quiet journey through the past, present and future guided by the streets and landmarks laid out in front of them.
Through dreams of utopian architecture and possible catastrophes, hopes and fears, fashions of the future, proposed demolitions and real and imagined advances, they explore two very different versions of the city they both live in.

Lookout is an attempt to consider the big questions in a small way, to rediscover with a different gaze our Milan that we normally call home.
This version was developed through a workshop with the pupils of the third grade class of the I.C. Vittorio Locchi in Milan, who take part in the performance.

So far Lookout has been presented in: England, New Zealand, Egypt, Lithuania, Estonia, China, Shanghai, Vancouver. This version has been developed through a workshop with the fourth grade students of I.C. Vittorio Locchi in Milan who take part in the performance.

 

A project ZONA K and STANZE

The performance will be held also in case of rain.
c/o covered terrace Best Western Hotel Blaise & Francis, Via Enrico Annibale Butti, 9 (Dergano district).

 

Concept Andy Field Production Beckie Darlington Music and sound Tom Parkinson Dramaturgy Sybille Peters With the extraordinary participation of Class IVB I.C. Vittorio Locchi via Passerini: FRANCESCO, YAMAL, CRISTIAN, OLIVIA, DAVIDE C., DAVIDE D., ARAME, ADAM, RAHUL, KSENIA, MATTEO, ALESSANDRA, ANNA, LEONARDO, SABRINA, FEDERICO, BRIANA, VICTOR

Andy Field is an artist, writer and art curator based in London. He creates projects that aim to consider our relationships both with the spaces we inhabit and the people around us. He works primarily with children and young people. He has created interactive projects for families at the Natural History Museum in London, the Southbank Centre and the Arnolfini Gallery in Bristol. He is co-director of the Forest Fringe and writes for The Guardian and The Stage and Contemporary Theatre Review.

 

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BERLIN (BE)

 

Ukraine. About a thousand inhabitants have returned to the contaminated territories of the Exclusion Zone within a 30 km radius of Chernobyl. They are called samosiols: those who have returned.

Pétro and Nadia never left.

When journalist and writer Cathy Blisson met them in 2009, Pétro and Nadia (both in their eighties) were the only two inhabitants of a ghost village just 4km long. Following the nuclear disaster that exploded on the night of 26-27 April 1986, Zvizdal was declared unfit for human habitation. A dramatic event that affected the lives of hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians, Russians and Belarusians. Status: officially designated for evacuation.

25 years after ‘Chernobyl’, Pétro and Nadia still live there, alone, surrounded by a forest that is slowly growing old with them. In the company of a guard dog, a skinny cow, a llama and a few chickens, they spend their days invoking Stalin and all the saints, waiting for the village to repopulate sooner or later.

A long-term project (from 2011 to 2015), Zvizdal unfolds through the passing of the seasons in a world where danger, invisible, is everywhere. A reflection on isolation, the question of survival, solitude and waiting for death.

Multimedia performance – duration 60 min. ca. – in Italian

In collaboration with and c/o
Olinda/TeatroLaCucina, Ex O.P. Paolo Pini – via Ippocrate, 45

Collection of tickets on the days of the performance c/o TeatroLaCucina

 

 

Concept: Bart Baele, Yves Degryse, Cathy Blisson With Nadia Pylypivna Lubenoce and Pétro Opanassovitch-Lubenoc Scenes Manu Siebens, Ina Peeters, Berlin Interviews Yves Degryse, Cathy Blisson Camera and editing Bart Baele, Geert De Vleesschauwer Sound recording Toon Meuris, Bas de Caluwé, Manu Siebens, Karel Verstreken Translation Olga Mitronina Music composition Peter Van Laerhoven Co-production Het Zuidelijk Toneel (Tilbourg); PACT Zollverein (Essen); Dublin Theatre Festival; Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels); BIT Teatergarasjen (Bergen); Künstlerhaus Mousonturm (Francfort-sur-le-Main); Theaterfestival Boulevard (Den Bosch); Brighton Festival; Onassis Cultural Centre [Athène, GR]; Le CENTQUATRE-PARIS Co-production Le CENTQUATRE-PARIS; Festival d’Automne à Paris In collaboration with deSingel (Anvers) With the support of Gouvernement Flamand.

The show premiered on 12 May 2016 at Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels)

 

Founders of BERLIN in 2003, directors Bart Baele and Yves Degryse decided not to choose a particular genre, but to venture into the realm of documentary and let the places of their forays guide their inspiration. This philosophy gave rise to two project cycles: Holocene (the current geological era) where the starting point is always a city or other place on the planet, and Horror Vacui (fear of the void) in which true and touching stories are delicately unravelled around a table. The Holocene cycle includes Jerusalem, Iqaluit, Bonanza, Moscow and Zvizdal. The first three episodes of Horror Vacui are Tagfish, Land’s end and Perhaps all the dragons. BERLIN are still working on both cycles. Holocene will end in the city of Berlin (hence the group’s name) with the creation of a docu-fiction project involving the inhabitants of the cities featured in the previous episodes. The company has worked in 27 different countries in recent years, within various circuits: from theatres to exhibition spaces, from festivals to special locations.

Kokoschka Revival (IT)

 

In Italian language there are the three S’s that many fight for: Soldi (Money), Sesso (Sex), Successo (Success). Online entertainment workers are a growing phenomenon.

Kokoschka Revival is working on the development of its latest production, a multimedia show that investigates the bizarre forms of live streaming entertainment and the phenomenon of monetising one’s image on online platforms.

It is a work that tells the story of two girls who work and live their daily lives in virtual space: two fighters who never look each other in the eye, even though they absurdly share the same space in the real world. In the era of branding the self, of dominant individualism, of the intimate and inseparable smartphone… YouFight! What are you fighting for?

YouFight! is a platform, where each user fights for a living and earns money, which he receives in the form of credit/Like from his audience (we call this currency Energy Coin). Everyone can propose the fighting game they want, and our two protagonists compete in Chess Boxing: a sport in which a round of Boxing and a round of Chess alternate. On the same platform as YouFight! you can spend your free time on other immersive entertainment services, to be enjoyed in solitude but always under the eyes of an audience.

 

Multimedia show – Duration 50 min. – In Italian
Followed by an informal participatory session of about 60 min, where the public can try out the interactive technologies.

c/o ZONA K

 

with Ondina Quadri, Alice Raffaelli conception and direction Ana Shametaj composition music and design sound interactions Andrea Giomi graphics and design video interactions Fabio Brusadin mentor design of interactive systems Stefano Roveda dramaturg and lighting design Riccardo Calabrò scenes and costumes Marialuisa Bafunno, Giulio Olivero development of m0k1 smartphone application. pw production Kokoschka Revival with the support of IntercettAzioni – Centro di Residenza Artistica della Lombardia (a project of Circuito CLAPS and ZONA K, Industria Scenica, Milano Musica, Teatro delle Moire) 

 

Kokoschka Revival is an interdisciplinary artistic collective founded in Milan in 2013, whose research moves transversally in a dialogue between theatre, cinema and experimental music. To date, the productions consist of theatre shows, performances, experimental films and parties/happenings. The collective’s shows have been produced in national and international residencies, mainly in France and Denmark. From 2015 to 2017, the collective organised numerous parties and performance events in Macao (Milan), proposing its own idea of artistic programming.

 

SPECIAL RESIDENCIES TECHNOLOGY

Imaginometric Society(IT)
Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera

 

The Imaginometric Society, founded by a group of students from the Brera Academy and the Milan Conservatory of Music, created the project that represented Italy at the Quadrennial Stage Design Exhibition in Prague (June 2019), which was awarded the Award for Imagination.

The Milan Experiment develops the research on human imagination begun in Prague, adding new possibilities to the Imaginometer, the instrument designed to demonstrate the first imaginometric principle: imagination is what makes us human. Admitted one by one into the heart of the Imaginometer, the Performative Machine, visitors will live an immersive, personalised and unrepeatable experience, relentlessly realising the second imaginometric principle: imagination increases by reflecting itself. The collective imagination of the Milan Experiment will draw the face of the next research, linked to the third imaginometric principle: imagination cannot be reproduced, but only recreated each time.

 

c/o Sala delle adunanze of the Istituto Lombardo, via Brera 28

 

on ACCADEMIA APERTA 2019/2020
A project of the School of Scenography, Academy of Brera and the School of Electronic Music, Conservatory of Milan in collaboration with the School of Communication and Enhancement of the Artistic Heritage, Academy of Brera, with the support of Istituto Lombardo, Academy of Sciences and Letters, with the support of IntercettAzioni – Centre for Artistic Residency of Lombardy (a project of Circuito CLAPS and ZONA K, Industria Scenica, Milano Musica, Teatro delle Moire), technical sponsor EVO GROUP and with the participation of friends, young and old, of ZONA K

 

SPECIAL RESIDENCIES TECHNOLOGY

 

Cinzia Pietribiasi (IT)

 

During her residency at ZONA K, Cinzia Pietribiasi worked on a project she had been imagining for some time: a performance that could tell the story of a relationship. That of a daughter with her father. No representation, no characters: a story that is not told but rather traversed. The narration proceeds in fragments, images from memory, historical events and covers a period of time from 1979 to 1992. But Father of Love Father of Mud is present life. The spectators are summoned to be witnesses of an act of love that takes place in the creative process and ultimately in the performance itself. If there is a meaning, the only salvation lies in a collective hymn to life.

FIRST STUDY.
Digital performance and intermediate installation

Duration 70 min. – In Italian

by Cinzia Pietribiasi production Company Pietribiasi/Tedeschi co-production DAF Teatro dell’Esatta Fantasia With the support of IntercettAzioni – Centro di Residenza Artistica della Lombardia (a project of Circuito CLAPS and ZONA K, Industria Scenica, Milano Musica, Teatro delle Moire) performer Cinzia Pietribiasi sounds Giorgia Pietribiasi images Ayanta Noviello, Cinzia Pietribiasi scenes Giulia Drogo odours Marco Ceravolo light design Davide Cavandoli assistant performer Lidia Zanelli dramaturgical consultancy Pierluigi Tedeschi audio editing Alfredo De Vincentiis stage photos Pietro Baroni Thanks to Stefan Kaegi for tutoring, for advice and suggestions Lola Arias, Alina Marazzi, Franco Ripa di Meana, Filippo Ceredi, Lorenzo Belardinelli We would also like to thank Spazio Quarantanove and Via Roma Zero in Reggio Emilia, Unzalab in Milan, Alfonso Burzacchiello

 

Cinzia Pietribiasi, multidisciplinary and multimedia performance artist, was born in Vicenza in 1979. Today she lives in Emilia. She uses multimedia, especially video language and techniques, both as an artist and in her workshops with primary and secondary school students and psychiatric users. She obtained a master’s degree in Conservation of Cultural Heritage, a university master’s degree in Clown Therapy and a university master’s degree in theatre techniques as a tool for educational activities. She is currently enrolled in the two-year specialist course in New Technologies of Art at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts in Milan. In 2012, her solo “Io sono qui” was among the semi-finalists of Premio Gd’A Emilia Romagna. In the same year he founded the Pietribiasi/Tedeschi Company, an independent and self-produced company whose productions range from multimedia theatre to civil theatre. 

 

SPECIAL RESIDENCIES TECHNOLOGY

“Intercettazioni” – Centro di Residenza Artistica della Lombardia: a project by Circuito CLAPS and Industria Scenica, Milano Musica, Teatro delle Moire, ZONA K, with the contribution of Regione Lombardia, MiBAC and Fondazione Cariplo.

ZONA K
Codicefionda
Agrupación Señor Serrano

 

A button. One player. One screen.

Here are the new barbarians. Incomprehensible to the eyes of the adult world. Teenagers, hyper-connected and fragile, terrified and attracted by the image of themselves on social media, experts in sexting, video-gaming and binge drinking, owners of SmartPhones as an extension of their bodies. But what do we know about today’s teenagers?

A narrative short circuit from the origins of the video game to the origins of the iGeneration.
An immersive experience in which we meet today’s teenagers through the use of new technologies. A path of creation that narrates our identities – real and virtual – thanks to the comparison between generations.

In this performance the spectator will find himself in relation to them. He will be able to choose whether to confirm or question his own expectations, fears and prejudices. The ultimate goal will be a “performative game” to generate an unprecedented and intimate encounter.

PLAY ME (ORIGINS PROJECT) is the result of a work on the biographies of young people met during the research and dramaturgical development phase between Turin and Milan. What the sociologist Morin calls “cinema of total authenticity”.

After Generazione gLocale and thanks to the ORA! call for proposals from Compagnia San Paolo, ZONA K is once again confronted with a new production, rethinking the artistic and cultural exchange between a young author and an established artist. The collaboration with Andrea Ciommiento is confirmed, this time flanked by the Agrupación Señor Serrano – Silver Lion at the 2015 Venice Biennial and already guests of ZONA K – with the most innovative aspects of his poetics that will guide the entire production, as well as activating a debate on new participatory methods.

Multimedia performance for the single spectator
From age 17 and up
Admission every 15 min
Duration 25 min

 

production ZONA K (Milan), creation Codicefionda (Turin), dramaturgical consultancy Agrupación Señor Serrano (Barcelona), in collaboration with Fuori Luogo Festival (La Spezia), Polo del ‘900 (Turin), Festival dei Diritti Umani (Milan), Istituto Professionale Albe Steiner (Turin), Yepp Italia (Turin) and Collettivo gLocale (Milan), Dialoghi – Residenze delle arti performative a Villa Manin” (CSS Teatro stabile d’innovazione del FVG), with the support of IntercettAzioni – Centro di Residenza Artistica della Lombardia and the Municipality of Milan.  

project direction and creation Andrea Ciommiento, multimedia creation and reference Simone Rosset, dramaturgical consultancy Álex Serrano and Pau Palacios, executive production Valentina Picariello and Valentina Kastlunger, organisation and communication Silvia Orlandi and Federica Bruscaglioni, VR application programming Luigi Sorbilli and Giuliano Poretti, creative assistance Kausar El Allam, Shady Mostafa, Imane Mouslim, Jaouher Brahim, Mattia Ghezzi, Anes Fettar, Matteo Coppola, Momo Moukett, Filippo Farina, Lorenzo Bregant, Federica Bruscaglioni, with thanks to ITAS Giulio Natta and Hotel San Guido in Milan.

“The project is realised with the support of the Compagnia di San Paolo in the context of ORA! Productions of contemporary culture”.

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FOCUS #4
• TECHNOLOGY •

On the date of December 31, 1982, Isaac Asimov wrote in the Toronto Star newspaper. He narrated about how the world would have been in 2019. The focus being on if humanity will have survived a nuclear war, or how technology and IT innovation would have radically changed our way of living and working. The people of 2019 would have just been working on developing and studying implications of Artificial Intelligence and its applications.

Surely, for so many aspects he was right. Nowadays, AI is already part of our reality: domotic or home automation, siri, autonomous vehicles, robots. Are all of these simply tools that can guarantee people more free time and freedom or could they become dangerous antagonists of humankind in a near future? Is it possible that a machine develops wishes and could be looking for its own power or to substitute its own creator?

Scientists and experts are divided, some see such dangers as very probable, while others as not possible. We are not taking a position on this, but we are focusing on how smart technologies are already significantly affecting our life and how we interface with the world.

Is it all just about economic benefits, simplifications, working opportunities not possible before? Or should we also account for the fact that, under the surface of the friendly AI, there are hidden algorithms that already control the vast majority of the global financial transactions……social networks, news credibility, our world vision, as well as the mood – positive or negative – of billions of human beings, that can forecast human behavior and, based on such data, send out personalized promotional ads, manipulate minds, suggest actions to humans unaware of it all” (Luca De Biase)?

 

NOVEMBER

AGRUPACIÓN SEÑOR SERRANO /ANDREA CIOMMIENTO (ES/IT)
ORIGINS
A ZONA K production
Creation and direction Andrea Ciommiento
Original idea and dramaturgical consultancy Agrupación Señor Serrano

at ZONA K

 

SPECIAL TECH RESIDENCES

at ZONA K

 

DECEMBER
RIMINI PROTOKOLL AND STAATSSPIELHAUS DRESDEN (CH/DE)
DREAMING COLLECTIVES. TAPPING SHEEPS (STATE 3)

A ZONE A  and Teatro Franco Parenti project

at TEATRO FRANCO PARENTI

 

 

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