em:toolkit – urban mapping and performance practice tool – Case Study#1 in Aarhus! As part of the ongoing my PhD research project ‘Performing Urban Complexity’, in November 2014, I conducted a workshop with 10 participants in Aarhus, Denmark. The workshop has been conducted as a collaborative platform in which participants have contributed actively both in theory and practice to the general discussion, feedback and development of the toolkit. The workshop took place at Kunsthal., with the support of Participatory IT/Department of Aesthetic of Communication at the University of Aarhus. The results of the workshop, were presented in form of talk and performance at the Media Architecture Biennale in Aarhus at the end of November. More info on my PhD’s blog: https://spaceasprocess.wordpress.com
As part of my Phd research, from today, I will be part of Datafied research conference/workshop at City University of Hong Kong, 17-22 October 2014. The workshop organized by Aarhus University, City University of Hong Kong and transmediale, Berlin.
I will present a short paper Cartography as data embodiment process, in which i will introduce some the latest version of em:toolkit.
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 part of my ongoing Phd research project, Performing Urban Complexity, during my visiting research at PIT University of Aarhus, I will explored the potentiality and performativity of body as tool for read, map and translate urban complexity. In the following weeks, I will established a collaborative research platform in which he will collaborate with researchers, practitioners to developed EM_toolkit, a new methodological toolkit for urban mapping and performance. The toolkit is able to accumulate-assemble-reassemble data from and with the city and translates that data into performance. Informed by Action Research strategies, Em_toolkit will implies a sequence of steps and processes built on ethnographic data collection, field work practices, network analysis and performance.
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
Spazio Mousikè, Bologna
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
from 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Giardino Marinai d’Italia – via Yuri Gagarin, Bologna
6:30pm and 7:30pm
Museo del Patrimonio Industriale – via della Beverara 123, Bologna
For the next 4 months I will be based in Denmark at the University of Aarhus. I will go deeper into my research collaborating with the PIT research group and the department of Aesthetic of Communication. During this week, I will be part of the Participatory research practice – PhD Summer School.
more info: http://pit.au.dk/