Ant Hampton/Time Based Editions (UK/DE)

BORDERLINE VISIBLE

16 -17 May 2024 h. 19.30

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 – www.timebasededitions.com / 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: ShowingWithoutGoing.live – an Atlas. Together with David Bergé, he co-founded Time Based Editions in 2023.

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