“Context” is a temporary space where research and shared experimentation are aimed to transpose on stage the complex network of permutations that occur between a specific place and its elements (persons, places, relationships, meaning), through an original dialogue between participatory mapping and artistic creation. Starting from the idea of context as the set of circumstances that define an event, the performance analyzes the concept of spatial action seen as the continuous redefinition of a specific context and its agents, as well as the constant negotiation between immobility and change. The project aims to create three context-specific choreographic actions – one for each residency period – that will involve a group of locals in a observation/narration/discussion process, using EM Tools for urban mapping and performance art practice, devised by Alessandro Carboni, the creator of this work.

Artistic Residencies:

Nitra (December 2019) at International Theatre Festival Divadelná Nitra

Zagreb (May 2020) at Domino

Budapest (May – June 2020) at Bakelit Multi Art Center

Sansepolcro (July 2020) at Kilowatt Festival

The Artist

Alessandro Carboni is an interdisciplinary artist, performer and researcher whose projects explore the complex relationships between body, maps and the city. His works are mappings representing places that reshape and weave according to different stages, stimulated by specific space contingencies. As a committed teacher, he has been lecturing about his findings at numerous distinguished academic and nonacademic institutions. He holds a PhD in Creative Media from City University of Hong Kong. His projects are supported by Formati Sensibili, an independent production company that shapes projects involving arts, science, architecture and education. Besides his artistic production and research, Alessandro has created EM Tools for urban mapping and performance art practice, a choreographic system that uses the body as a device to capture/extract urban events and to map what happens in geometrical and temporal extensions of a place. Currently he lives and works between Sardinia and Bologna as an independent artist. His work is supported by the independent production center Formati Sensibili.




Cities of residency: