Being here, in what will no longer be

Being here,  in what will no longer be

Performance by Alessandro Carboni
Festival Crisalide
Teatro Felix Guattari, Forli, 9pm
02nd October 2015

Alessandro Carboni presents the performance Being here in what will not longer be at Crisalide Festival on 2nd of October at Teatro Felix Guattari, Forli, 9pm. On this occasion, the artist presents his latest research through a performance and a talk. This moment is preceded by a phase of study-research during which the artist conducts the workshop EM:tools for urban mapping and performance practices on 1st of October at Ex-Fabbrica delle Candele.

Being here in what will not longer be
by Alessandro Carboni

The performance is a composition of series of situations that I collected with my body in Hong Kong during the clashes and protests in November 2014. The performance is an attempt to rethink the body as cartographic and mapping tool able to physically relate with situations that occur in urban space and reconfigure them with a choreographic thinking. The project is part of Alessandro Carboni’s PhD research Performing Urban Complexity, School of Creative Media, City University, Hong Kong.

Performance with: Alessandro Carboni
Interactive media: Emanuele Lomello
Production: Formati Sensibili – art&science mashups
duration: 30min
Thanks to: Mousike’
info: masque teatro

Always Becoming – Case study#3 Malmo

From end of May to September 2015, I will explore the city of Malmö through performative practices of urban mapping. I will be artist-in-residence in the Living Archives project, at the University of Malmo.

The Always Becoming project applies artistic practice  to the research and development of the Em:toolkit –  tools for urban mapping and performance practices. As a performance artist, I have been always been interested to explorein exploring the complex relationships between body and space. My performances are mappings that represent places that I reshape and weave according to the different stages stimulated by  specific urban environments such as urban rivers, old villages, local communities,  The materials and collected data, produced during the long periods of exploration in selected urban areas, are accumulated in an archive that is transformed into visual works and body performances. The basis  of this research refers on one hand to my experiences as an artist, on the other hand to theoretical studies and materials investigated during the development of this project. The intention is to combine both in a syncretic and extended theoretical and practical project. The basis  of this research refers on one hand to my experiences as an artist, on the other hand to theoretical studies and materials investigated during the development of this project. The intention is to combine both in a syncretic and extended theoretical and practical project. In Malmö I will explore some areas of the city; mapping the urban space with my body by applying the Em:toolkit, a system that aims to encourage to encourage people to observe and interpret ’events’ that happen in real­time in the urban space. The toolkit enables ‘map­-makers’  to reveal those ‘events’ already exist in the urban space, but which we are not fully aware of because they are at the periphery of our attention. The toolkit, suggests that they these ‘events’ are just waiting to be discovered and therefore the work of the mapping process, is to reveal them and activate what would otherwise be latent. The toolkit proposes a series of steps, that include observation, analysis, and extraction to embody those events and perform them as body­a​ction. I consider it as map. By collecting ‘events’ – that is, situations and rhythms of the city of Malmö,,  – my body becomes a ‘sampler’ able to record and play my actions and experiences in the urban space. The aim of the mapping practice as an embodiment process, is to create a series of body­-action , as urban interventions, and reenact them as performative scores. The performance, as cartography process, will be a display: a kind of embodied map,  – the subjective map of the urban space. The body-action are documented and presented in the form of video and live performance.

Research – M​ay to September 2015 Urban mappings and research around Malmö.

Performance – 5 ​June 2015 ‘Being in here, in what will no longer be’, at the From Soil to Structure event, Malmö.

Talk and discussion – 8​ June 2015 (10–12 AM at K3) An introduction to my recent investigations in urban mapping, the body, critical cartography and complexity. The presentation is an opportunity to meet practitioners, people and researchers, to share ideas and open a discussion on the body and urban mapping practices, cartography and creative processes.

Workshop – September 2015 (2–6 PM at K3) Em:toolkit: tools for urban mapping and performance practices. The aim of the workshop is to explore the city of Malmö with alternative performative practices of urban mapping.

drops&folds soundtrack @ Independents5, ArtVerona

Finally Drops & Folds is out! The project was presented by Ramdom at ArtVerona Fiera d’Arte ‪#‎independents5‬. Drops&Folds is an immersive soundwork entirely created and reworked from the field-recording collected along the coast from Santa Maria di Leuca and Gagliano del Capo. The work explores the underwater soundscapes of the sea, caves, and cliffs and situated along the coast. Drops and Folds is part of remapping extreme land# and produced by Ramdom, Progetto GAP. Gagliano del capo, 2014 soundtrack composed by Alessandro Carboni. More details on Remapping Extreme Land Project’s website

As if we were dust @ festival danza urbana, Bologna

I am in Bologna working on the new production as we were dust. I am exploring the history of Bologna and its relationship with the river Reno. In particular, I focus my work on the red brick, Bologna’s building element of identity, and a symbol of his historic and industrial heritage.As part of the Festival Danza Urbana, I will present the performance on 7th September along the canal Navile and at the Museo del Patrimonio Industriale in Bologna.

Research and performance: Alessandro Carboni
with the participation of the group Phren
assistant project: Chiara Castaldini
production secretary: Cristina Gervasi
in collaboration with: Centro Mousikè, Studio RP, Museo del Patrimonio Industriale, Roveri Costruzioni s.r.l


Em_toolkit – Workshop
30-31 August
Spazio Mousikè, Bologna

Geografie immateriali
Dialogue between Alessandro Carboni, Leonardo Delogu, Franco Farinelli. Curated by Annalisa Metta
5th September ore 16:30
Piazzetta Marco Biagi, Bologna

As if we were dust
7th September
from 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Giardino Marinai d’Italia – via Yuri Gagarin, Bologna
(free entry)

6:30pm and 7:30pm
Museo del Patrimonio Industriale – via della Beverara 123, Bologna