Positive Feedback is a kind of conscious-stop and go from schizophrenic Milanese turbo-routine dominated by meetings, small talks, queues, and back-and-fort in the subway.
Positive Feedback was held at Pirelli HangarBicocca last Friday (Oct, 8th) by the creative unit Threes in collaboration with Lorenzo Senni (Presto?! Co-founder).
Like a thief in the night – among The Seven Heavenly Palaces by Kiefer, it went on stage a proper ode to the free musical experimentation thanks to masters of ceremony like Curtis Roads, Floriam Hecker and Lorenzo Senni himself: a climax session started from Curtis’ relaxed rings, passed slowly through the psycho-acoustics compositions of Hecker and ended up with the acid-flashes curated by Lorenzo Senni.
Soundwaves generated by conscientious “disturb” that induced emotional spinnings, instant headache and simultaneous external-internal points of view.
The dark corners, lap-dance remains, gin tonic and blurry neon marked the after-show at Ex-Cinema Aramis – Striptease with no effective stop of thoughts-vortex. Ewa Justka, Tasho Ishi e Donato Dozzy have masterfully continued the journey adding some clubbing-verve till late night by letting us just the silence of Viale Padova.
The Intercontinental Lyon – Hotel Dieu is one of the oldest buildings in the city. Originally a hospital – the oldest in the region – it has since been used as a hotel and has undergone massive renovation over the past three years. The Hotel-Dieu reopened in its new guise last year, but only a few days ago it officially celebrated its opening, offering guests and spectators a unique spectacle. It was a lighting show curated by the French creative agencyTetro.
Inside the large 32-meter high dome, the symbol of the building, images were projected ad hoc sewn onto the shape of the dome, exploiting its depth above all.
The fil rouge that was followed in the creation of the projections was the journey, but declined in different ways: from the great journeys of explorers in 1700 to expeditions to the depths of the seas and oceans, up to space missions.
The spectator, seated in the atrium and with his nose upwards, is wrapped in these images made with plays of light and transported for a few minutes into a parallel universe.
Something new in town! The last weekend of September, ICA Milan hosted the first edition of “Books and others“, three days dedicated to the books of art and visual culture, in which are presented and made available to the public about 100 titles of books and art catalogs proposed by 30 Italian publishers.
The curators are Chiara Costa, publisher and contemporary art historian, Giovanna Silva, photographer and founder of the Humboldt Books, Dallas, a graphic and creative design studio founded by Francesco Valtolina and Kevin Pedron, and Alberto Salvadori, ICA director.
At the same time, ICA hosted the exhibition “Work-Book-Work“ curated by Gregorio Magnani on the subject of the artist’s book. The exhibition puts in dialogue a series of works conceived by five international artists who have chosen the artist’s book, understood as an autonomous work of art, as the central element of their research.
In conjunction with “Work-Book-Work” a program of lectures and conferences with the artists and curators of Books and Others.
The visitors were involved in the seminar “September Book“, a workshop curated by Dallas and conducted by Giovanni Murolo and Marco Tomassoli with the participation of 8 artists, who worked with the public to create an editorial related to the work of every artist. Meanwhile, ICA is already preparing the next exhibition, “Perché le frontiere cambiano” by Masbedo, which opens this Friday, October 11th.
A jury of five experts – Saul Marcadent, Anna Franceschini, Cecilia Canziani, Samuel Gross and Lorenzo Paini – awarded the prize for the “best book of art and visual culture published in Italy in 2018” to the volume “Global Tools 1973- 1975 When Education coincides with Life “, edited by Silvia Franceschini and Valerio Borgonuovo for the NERO editions. To compete with the book of NERO, “Disappearing Objects” by Louis De Belle published by Bruno and “Unfinished. The birth of a style”, 2018 by Alterazioni Video published by Humboldt Books.
There are so many details and facets that populate our days and our daily lives that we take for granted. One of these is certainly the sight, the possibility to see people, faces, objects, colors, landscapes, which makes us happy, but also the causes of our pain. Because after all, there are things that only a glance can tell.
It is precisely for this reason that the second Thursday in October is World Sight Day(WSD), called by the World Health Organization, the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness and the World Union of Blind and Partially Sighted People to raise awareness on the prevention of eye diseases.
For the occasion, Salmoiraghi & Viganò has created a touching spot that celebrates in every way the sight and everything that it can make us live. Gli Occhi Dicono Tutto, directed by Federico Brugia, is a series of common moments and phrases related to eyes and eyes. Perhaps after seeing him “Roll your eyes“, “Feast your eyes“, “Don’t even have eyes to cry“, “Don’t believe in your own eyes” will have another meaning.