Expanding Space: Out of the Centre

Expanding Space is a large-scale continuation of the V–A–C project of the same name in 2015-16, whereby contemporary artists developed works for the urban environment, producing pieces from scaffolding to street signs and metro station installations. This time round, selected artists are working further afield on the outskirts of the city, with a variety of local institutions and associations including libraries, cinemas, chess clubs, public squares and houses of culture, in order to get to know these communities and create new cultural opportunities.

The main goal of ‘Expanding Space: Out of the Centre’ is to broaden the focus of existing local activities towards more open and social participative practices as well as exploring their potential and meaning within the local context. V–A–C will run seven programmes over several months, which will see musicians, theatre directors, filmmakers and performers work together with residents of the different Moscow districts.

Website of the project (Russian only)

Sommersa dalle Acque

V–A–C Zattere presents an audioplay produced during the workshop programme of DK ‘Zattere’ 2019–20.

Zenevia is a detective story set in an eerie parallel Venice. This interrogation-style audioplay plays with the more traditional narrative by bouncing between two worlds and timelines, with flashbacks and commentary on current Venice issues. The script and sound design were created by five participants of a dedicated workshop led by the writer and professor Alessandro Cinquegrani and composer Daniela Fantechi.

Zenevia connects to the overall theme of the DK ‘Zattere’ 2019–20 programme, exploring the sensations, states, new worlds and perspectives brought on by floods.

This content is in Italian.

@ Francesca Seravalle
Ginevra - Francesca Seravalle
Poliziotto - Roberto Di Robilant
Gondoliere - Alessandro Gambato
Olmo - g. olmo stuppia
Fosca - Valentina Confuorto
with Giulia Morucchio

Text: Roberto Di Robilant, Valentina Confuorto, Alessandro Gambato, Francesca Seravalle, g. olmo stuppia
Text supervision: Alessandro Cinquegrani
Music & sound supervision: Daniela Fantechi
Recording, editing and mastering: Alessandro Gambato
Production: Giulia Morucchio, Polina Filimonova
Curator: Nikita Rasskazov

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