Published 13 May 2014 by JT
This Saturday I have a new work being played in the space on San Rocco , Bergamo along side the sculpture of Margherita Moscardini. It is a work inspired by the space of San Rocco commissioned by the Arts Organisation Contemporary Locus.
I am looking forward very much to hearing this work in the space. Full details are below of the venue and I will be posting up an interview about the work tomorrow.
Opening: Saturday, May 17, 2014, 11 am
San Rocco Piazza Mercato delle Scarpe, Bergamo Alta
Through the intervention of the contemporary art space that opens to Bergamo from '500 went through several events in the history of the city, as mercantile court in the Middle Ages, and as a church dedicated to San Rocco. Is San Rocco, a small treasure in the upper part of Bergamo, at the junction between Via Rocca and Piazza Mercato delle Scarpe, closed for almost 80 years and in highly precarious condition.
To reveal and offer a reinterpretation of its atmosphere, which date back to medieval from the plant by neoclassical architecture, the two artists are, the Italian Margherita Moscardini and the English composer and sound artist Jo Thomas. Both were invited by the contemporary locus to design and develop a site-specific work for this place rich in history and silences.
exhibition, contemporary locus 6, curated by Paola Tognon, will open Saturday, May 17, 2014, offering a new episode contemporary locus of the project, through the intervention of contemporary artists, builds, step by step, a journey of discovery of secret and hidden places of the city of Bergamo and its cultural heritage. A device for temporary surrender, replicable on a national scale, weaving relationships between past and present giving back to the community memory spaces.
Margherita Moscardini - an artist who has made several interventions related to the architectures of the past, developing long-term projects in Italy and abroad - in this case working on the system of the former church, for which he designed a temporary intervention which will in security through the entire building, making it more accessible and open to the city. The artist intends to connect again San Rocco, closed for decades, to the fabric of the city, making it a public space, wide open and viable as a square.
Jo Thomas intervenes in the project with his musical universes related to electronic composition, creating a site specific work that covers and extends throughout the entire memory space. Long days in San Rocco have allowed the artist to build a track that will give an unprecedented relationship between space, its history and past functions. In a play of the composition takes into account the light that enters the space and highlights the materials, evanescence, the condition of degradation and together illuminates the sound paths in the dilated time in its long history.
Edited by Paola Togen
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