SENSE OF PLACE


2015

Live A/V Performance | Multi-channel Video Installation | Single-channel Video

The term “sense of place” may describe both an arrangement of features that makes a place unique and the sensation and perception of place as experienced by the living bodies that belong to it.

The body is our general medium for having a world and our relationship to space is inevitably connected with culture and shaped by the kind of bodies we have.



Sense of Place is one of the chapters of DROP.

A work by APOTROPIA

Dance: Antonella Mignone

Music: Cristiano Panepuccia

During the A/V Performance, video frames of city sequences are arranged in random order through the use of a software. Then, two different randomized flows are merged in order to create semi-abstract digitized architectures.

The randomization process occurs in real time, creating each time new and unique architectures that cannot be repeated.

Consequently, fragments of the digitized cities are mixed with a human body, which is involved in a process of digital dissolution.



"The body is our general medium for having a world” (M. Merleau-Ponty)

LIVE A/V PERFORMANCE EXCERPTS

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EXHIBITIONS:

2017

- The Digital Aesthetic in Utopia of Access: GradCAM@Research Pavilion - 57a Biennale di Venezia, The Inaugural

   Autonomous Biennale, Research Pavilion, Venice, Italy (Sense of Place: TOKYO)

- flEXiff 2002-2022 The First and The Last Experimental International Film Festival, Sydney, Australia

- Images Contre Nature International festival of experimental video, Marseille, France

- Festival Internacional de Cine de Cali, Muestra de Muestras curated by Intermediaciones - Muestra de Videoarte y Video

   Experimental, Santiago de Cali, Colombia

- Filmideo, Index Art Center, Newark, New Jersey, USA

- Blue Magpie Experimental Film Series, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan

- Ferfilm International Film Festival, Ferizaj, Kosovo (Sense of Place: TOKYO)

- Athens Video Dance Project, Athens, Greece

- Noisefloor Festival, Staffordshire University, Stoke On Trent, UK

2016

- Festival Internacional de la Imagen, Manizales, Colombia

- C.A.R. Contemporary Art Ruhr / Media Art Fair, C.A.R. Video Lounge curated by Directors Lounge, World Heritage Site

   Zollverein, Essen, Germany

- 29th Festival Les Instants Vidéo, Marseille, France

- Videoformes Festival International d’Arts Numériques, Clermont-Ferrand, France

- 29th Festival Les Instants Vidéo Global Opening curated by Marc Mercier, [.BOX], Milan, Italy

- Network C.A.R. V curated by Julia Murakami, GalleryJinsun, Seoul, South Korea

- Le Regole del Corpo. Norma e arbitrio curated by Piero Deggiovanni, Valeria Roncuzzi, Camilla Roversi Monaco,

   Academy of Fine Arts, Bologna, Italy

- InShadow - International Festival of Video, Performance and Technologies, Lisbon, Portugal

- Façade Video Festival, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

- Intermediaciones Videoarte y Video Experimental, Medellín, Colombia

- 48 Stunden Neukölln - Directors Lounge à la carte, Hi-ReS! Berlin, Germany

- Urban View, Poznań, Poland (Sense of Place: TOKYO)

- Bideodromo International Experimental Film and Video Festival, BilbaoArte Foundation, Bilbao, Spain

- Cineautopsia Bogotá Experimental Film Festival, Bogotá, Colombia

- Festival Video Arte nodoCCS,  Caracas, Venezuela

- Cinetekton! Festival Internacional de Cine y Arquitectura, Puebla, Mexico (Sense of Place: TOKYO)

- Muestra CÓDEC / Festival de Vídeo y Creaciones Sonoras, Mexico City, Mexico

2015

- Art Fair Paratissima #11, Paravideo curated by Francesca Canfora & Cristina Marinelli, Torino Esposizioni, Turin, Italy

- FIVA Festival Internacional de Videoarte, Buenos Aires, Argentina

- Prix du Carnet de Voyage Numérique, Clermont-Ferrand, France (Sense of Place: TOKYO)

- ER...VA 31 Artes performativas, Barcelona, Spain (A/V Performance)

- CÓDEC Festival de Vídeo y Creaciones Sonoras, Mexico City, Mexico

- META-CINEMA curated by Piero Deggiovanni, Bologna, Italy

- PLAY Semana de Videoarte, Corrientes, Argentina

- Interference Festival - Freedom of Form Audience Prize, Gdańsk, Poland

- LPM Live Performers Meeting, Rome, Italy (A/V Performance)

- Multiple Visions. One City, SET Spazio Eventi Tirso, Rome, Italy (First Study of Sense of Place: ROME)



AWARDS / HONORS:

2015 | Coup de Coeur - Prix du Carnet de Voyage Numérique, Clermont-Ferrand, France (Sense of Place: TOKYO)

SINGLE-CHANNEL VIDEO TRAILER

SENSE OF PLACE - MODULES

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Sense of Place: ROME

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Sense of Place: TOKYO

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Sense of Place: BERN