FRAGMENTS of History to Listen to

Frammenti di storie all'ascolto invitation
15/10/2016 - 16/10/2016

Frammenti di storia all’ascolto (Fragments of History to Listen to): in conjunction with the project INSIEME (TOGETHER), curated by Zerynthia a selection of sound art works from the RAM radioartemobile archive will be installed in the Paliano Correctional Facility for the inmates.

Guided tours will be available at the following times:
Saturday 15th October from 16.30 to 19.00
Sunday 16th October from 10.00 to 13.00


FRAGMENTS of History to Listen to


1   Koo jeong A: Robin experiences suffering, 2013
A robin redbreast speaks of the devastating effects of so-called winning capitalism.
An incisive speech of few words.

2 – Liliana Moro: …., senza fine (endless), 2010 (audio extract running 51’38”)
Through an amplification of the emotive flow in the background of Bella Ciao the artist evokes a historical period that has left deep traces in our conscience.

3 – Vettor Pisani:  Va pensier, sull’ali dorate (Go thought, on wings of gold), 2011
The famous aria from Nabucco by Verdi is heavily slowed down by the artists to make it more heart rending, turning it into a ritual of collective memory.

4 – Cesare Pietroiusti: Bellezza (Beauty), 2009 (extract)
The word beauty is taken from a famous fascist song Giovinezza, giovinezza, primavera di bellezza (Youth, youth, spring of beauty). The artist sings it repeatedly until his voice breaks and, as such, the beauty disappears.

5 – Cesare Viel: Non so più cosa sia un luogo (I no longer know what a place is), 2013
The artist dedicates this melancholy song to the birds that come to visit him. It is meant as a gift to the clear air that is their element of life.

6 – Martin Luther King, I have a dream…, 1963
“… I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today. [ ..] when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, “Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!”

7 – Gilberto Zorio – (The bells of theMechelen Cathedral) , 2015
The carillon of the bell tower of the medieval cathedral in Mechelen, a city linked to the great figure of the catholic humanist and politician Thomas More, for once chimes the anthem the Internationale, the most famous socialist song composed by Stanislao Alberici Giannini during a stay in the city.

[Sound projects from the SoundArtMuseum archives of RAM radioartemobile]

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