BorderBody – Mixing Identities, Italy / Spain
International video-art, photography, installation and performing art festival
Openings: February 07, 2014 in Spain – February 13, 2014 in Italy
“BorderBody – Mixing Identities” international art festival of photography, video art, installation and performing art will be held in Almeria (Spain), at MECA Mediterráneo Centro Artístico, during the 7 and the 21 of February 2014, and in prestigious Palazzo Barone Ferrara in Bari (Italy), from the 13 to the 21 of February 2014.
“BorderBody” exhibitions cycle is conceived as a diffused and nomadic festival in different places of the world. “Mixing Identities”, the second chapter of this 3-event cycle, is focused on the hybridization of social identities. In contemporary societies boundaries are getting more and more fleeting, and also the identity, that makes each person or place a recognizable entity, turns out fluid and multiple. Cultural, religious, ethnic borders become changeable too. This change, this mutation has allowed to cross the inside of the identities, creating new possible crossings, new blends. There is no more limit between an identity and the other one but it is possible to walk, to cross a passage and to find oneself halfway through it, in a non-place, in a non-identity.
MECA Mediterráneo Centro Artístico, is one of the contemporary art galleries more active and consolidated in Spain
Palazzo Barone Ferrara is a magnificent historic building of XIX century, symbol of importance and progress of the city. Located in the centre of Bari, is the headquarters and exhibition space of Banca Apulia bank.
organizer: International ArtExpo
curator: Luca Curci
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exhibition & screening places
– MECA Mediterráneo Centro Artístico, Almeria (Spain) (video screening only)
– Palazzo Barone Ferrara, Bari (Italy)
– February 07 and 21 2014 at MECA Mediterráneo Centro Artístico, from 07.00 PM, Calle Gran Capitán 105, Almería, Spain
– from the 13 to the 21 of February 2014, from 10.00 AM to 01.00 PM and from 03.00 PM to 06.00 PM, at Palazzo Barone Ferrara, C.so Vittorio Emanuele II n.102/A, Bari (Italy)
– February 07 and 21 2014 at MECA Mediterráneo Centro Artístico, at 07.00 PM
– February 13, 2014 at 06.00 PM, at Palazzo Barone Ferrara
During the festival, both in Spain and Italy, will be projected the videos “Defrost” by François Quévillon and “Autoportrait: Con Fuoco” by Martin Messier, presented by Perte de Signal (Canada). Perte de Signal is a Montreal based art centre that promotes and fosters the development of digital arts and innovative artistic uses of technology.
In the exhibition area of Palazzo Barone Ferrara (Italy) it will be possible to listen to the sound artworks “Through Your Mouth, I Sing” and “The Piper Pulled Down the Sky” by Paul Amlehn, who has collaborated on music projects with musicians from the bands of Lou Reed, David Bowie, Laurie Anderson, Tom Waits and others, as well as with members of the Kronos Quartet, and Philip Glass Ensemble. “The Piper Pulled Down the Sky” track is from the forthcoming album: “A Walk to the End of the World”, a music project with texts and vocals by William S. Burroughs, courtesy of his Estate.
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Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 33
70122 Bari (Italy)
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