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Archive for the ‘Arts and Memory’ Category

Performance by Giancarlo Pazzanese

ist-1Art and Memory: City interventions
LUCHE by Giancarlo Pazzanese

Performances at Atlas Pasaj / Istiklal Caddesi area
& discussion with artists
December 19, 2010

Istanbul, Turkey

“Playing with borders, powder and cut-out cardboard stencils”

The street intervention places the problem of boundaries and memory in the terrain of the playground.

It is based on an ancient game that started as a military exercise in the Roman Empire. The children of annexed territories turned the army training exercises into a game that is still played today. It is known as ‘Hopscotch’ in English and ‘Sek-Sek’ in Turkish. Join us at the public performance on midday 19th of December at the Atlas Pasaj.

“When we transit across our borders, memory is reconfigured”

Everyone has a different mental map of Europe inside their head. Thousands, millions of ways to imagine one single word.

Boundaries are more than only physical, geographical, political, ethnic and economic.
They are also imaginary.

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