Always Becoming#Hong Kong

Always Becoming#Hong Kong
Project by Alessandro Carboni

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Ready to presents the further step of Always Becoming project in Hong Kong. The project is a nomadic platform of research reflecting on the body by combining, performative practices, embodiment processes, body mapping of urban space, cartography and experimental geography. The project is a production by Progressive Archive, with the support of Hong Kong Arts Development Council (HKADC); Videotage: Fuse Artist-in-residence Programme; Italian Culture Institute of Hong Kong; School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong.

More info about the project: alwaysbecomingproject.wordpress.com

Activities
RESEARCH:
29.1.2016 (Fri) – 28.2.2016 (Sun)

LECTURE:
From objective map to subjective mapping
with Alessandro Carboni
04.2.2016 (Fri) – 3:00pm
@ School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong

Spacing resonance in the topology of the voice
with Piersandra di Matteo
23.2.2016 (Wed) – 5:00pm
@ 6/F Future Cinema M6094 – School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong
https://sm2703.wordpress.com/2016/01/20/guest-lecture-piersandra-di-matteo/

EXHIBITION
City_Scores# – video and drawings
20-28.2.2016, 11:00am to 6:00pm
Opening
19.2.2016 (Fri) – 6:00pm to 8:00pm
@ Videotage, Cattle Depot Artist Village

PERFORMANCE
Corporeal Maps#Hong Kong
19.2.2016 (Fri) – 6:00pm to 8:00pm
@ Unit12, Cattle Depot Artist Village
23-24, 26.2.2016 – 5:00pm
25.2.2016 – 11:00am
27-28.2.2016 – 2:00pm
@ Unit12, Cattle Depot Artist Village

SYMPOSIUM
Embodied City – talks, presentation, detours
20.2.2016 (Sat) – 2:30pm to 6:00pm @ Unit12, Cattle Depot Artist Village
21.2.2016 (Sun) – 11:00am to 5:00pm @ Peng Chau Island

Visual/media artists, theorists, performers and urban planners – including Piersandra di Matteo (Performing Arts Theorist), Chang Ping-hung (CUHK/Architect), MapOffice/Laurent Gutierrez and Valérie Portefaix (Architect/Visual Artist), Leslie Van Eyck (Curator/WingPlatform), Yang Yeung (Curator), David Jhave Johnston (Digital Poet), Jane Prophet (Media Artist), Damien Charrieras (Media Theorist), Lai Wai Yi, Monti (Visual Artist), Josef Bares (Visual Artist) – will sit down face-to-face with Carboni, and openly discuss the relations between urban space, body and mapping practices.

WORKSHOP
EM: tools urban practice and performance practice
with Alessandro Carboni
13-14.02.2016
11:00am to 3:00pm @ Videotage, Cattle Depot Artist Village
EM is a method of urban mapping created by Alessandro Carboni who uses the body as a cartographic tool. The goal is to stimulate, observe, capture and extract events that occur in real time in the urban space. This method is able reveal those events of which we are not fully aware because they are in the periphery of our attention: they are waiting to be revealed. The workshop consists of practical and theoretical activities in studio and outdoors.
info: acarboni.promo@gmail.com

Working team:
Project, installations and choreography | Alessandro Carboni
Performers | Tsui Ivy and Felix Ke
Theoretical consultant | Piersandra di Matteo
Project Coordinator | Florence Wai
Texts and images | Alessandro Carboni
Assistant and texts editing | Luxi Fang
Design | Leo Cheung

Production: Progressive Archive;
With the support of Hong Kong Arts Development Council (HKADC); Videotage: Fuse Artist-in-residence Programme; Italian Culture Institute of Hong kong; School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong;
In collaboration with: Adaptive Environments Research Group/IT University of Copenhagen; Living Archives Project, University of Malmo; Kunsthal, with the support of Participatory IT/Department of Aesthetic of Communication at the University of Aarhus; Atelier Sì spaziotempo 2015/16 Artists in ResidenSì Programme – Progetto Interregionale di Residenze Artistiche realizzato con il contributo di Regione Emila-Romagna e MiBACT.

Locations and info:
Videotage: Unit 13, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Road, To Kwa Wan, Hong Kong – T +852 2573 1869 F +852 2503 5978 –http://videotage.org.hk/
School of Creative Media: Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre Level 7 – 18 Tat Hong Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong – http://www.scm.cityu.edu.hk/

Contact:
[project blog] : alwaysbecomingproject.wordpress.com
[web]: www.progressivearchive.com
[email]: acarboni.promo@gmail.com

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’
http://www.progressivearchive.com/
info: masque teatro
http://www.crisalidefestival.eu/

Being in here, in what will no longer be – Guest at The Balinese Dance Platform – Santarcangelo Festival

Being in here, in what will no longer be – Guest at The Balinese Dance Platform – July 18th – 17.00 – 19.00 – Room of the City Council Santarcangelo 15 . Festival Internazionale del Teatro in Piazza

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In response to the invitation of The Balinese Dance Platform, I propose the performance “Being here in what will not longer be”. The performance is a series of actions I selected from the situations I have been mapping in Hong Kong during the clashes and protests happened in Mong Kok in November 2014. These situations have been captured, embodied and extracted in Hong Kong with my body on site. The project attempt to rethink the body as mapping tool able to physically engage with situations that occur in urban space and reconfigure them with a choreographic thinking.

The Balinese Dance Platform is a temporary project in Santarcangelo Festival Internazionale del Teatro in Piazza curated by Michele Di Stefano, Fabrizio Favale and Cristina Rizzo
http://santarcangelofestival.com/sa15/en/2015/06/16/e_piattaforma_sab12_17/

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.

Activities:
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.

Always Becoming – Case study#2 Hong Kong.

A collaborative research platform with performers and researchers to test and apply Em:toolkit – urban mapping tool for performance practice. The project is developed within a collaborative platform, in which researchers and performers, share research materials, ideas work around practices of mapping, cartography and performance with the goal to create mappings and performances between theory and practice. The project is part of FUSE:: artist-in-residence program @ Videotage – in collaboration with School of Creative Media, Hong Kong – April 2015

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