VALENTIA SENSIBILE / SENSITIVE VALENTIA
First narrative investigation for a permanent creative post
Vibo Valentia, Palazzo Santa Chiara, 2011
- Data Sheet
Valentia Sensibile is a project aiming at creating appreciation for the area of Vibo Valentia, as well as a promotion of its cultural identity. Its goal is to tell the memory of places while connecting people, art, and multimedia.
Studio Azzurro designed and created The Tales of the Horizons and The Assembly Box, two video installations that represent the starting phase of the project. They are the first instance in the possible perspective of the making of a “creative post”: such is the term used by Studio Azzurro to define a live, flexible cultural site that can adjust to different perspectives. It differs from traditional museums or other social spaces in that it is a space for relationships and creative exchange, a catalyst for cultural activity, educational or experimental experiences, and for the interpretation of memory or of the identity of an area; a place where culture, experimentation and tradition meet. The possible developments for this project as they were designed by Studio Azzurro for Valentia Sensibile, are presented in the multimedia installation The Assembly Box.
The Tales of the Horizons is a collection of direct testimonies from the inhabitants of the Vibo Valentia area, a set of oral tales that alternate with landscapes, thus creating a horizon of moving images. The identity of the area is thus reconstructed through personal histories, details, and peculiar features. Places are enclosed in their inhabitants’ stories. This work makes it possible to develop the process of identification of citizens with their area and traditions in a shared journey of knowledge.
Valentia Sensibile is a part of the Sensi Contemporanei Programme, which supports projects in favour of social and economic development through the arts in the Italian South. Promoted by MiBACT and MiSE, the programme was started in seven Italian regions, including Calabria.
9 50” LCD screens with integrated audio
8 airing systems
8 memory cards
1 control system with microprocessor and sensors
1 touch pad
Project by Studio Azzurro
Concept Silvia Destito, Leonardo Sangiorgi
Art director Leonardo Sangiorgi
Video filming Rocco Cirifino, Mario Coccimiglio
Video filming assistant Fausto Mattia Marino
Interactive system Alberto Massagli Bernocchi
Video editing Monica De Benedictis
Graphic processing Giorgia Borroni
Software development Lorenzo Sarti
Sound Daniel Grego, Tommaso Leddi
Set production Renato Bragadini
Technical production Lorenzo Villa
Project coordinator and executive producer Olivia Demuro
Producer assistant Paola Congiustì
External relationship Daniela Mezzela
General coordinator Reiner Bumke