06/05/2017 – ongoing
An audio-guide for the City of Bolzano by Kolar Aparna and Beatrice Catanzaro
Script by Elena Pugliese
A project by Lungomare
YOU ARE BUT YOU ARE NOT is an audio-guide on the theme of borders and hospitality. The guide is trilingual (German, Italian and English), in three chapters, and is conceived as a permanent audio track for the city of Bolzano.
YOU ARE BUT YOU ARE NOT is a project by the geographer Kolar Aparna and the artist Beatrice Catanzaro and is curated and produced by Lungomare in the context of their long-term residency 2016-2017. The script of the audio-guide was written by Elena Pugliese in collaboration with the geographer and the artist.
YOU ARE BUT YOU ARE NOT interconnects research on migration with cultural production, moves between reality and fiction, and is the result of participative research and work practices with the civil society, activists, reserachers, representatives of NGOs and refugees from the area around Bolzano. The audio-guide follows a given route in the public space of the city of Bolzano. It starts at Bolzano train station and moves along the “margins” of the city, passing through the area of the train station to the Rosegger Park, opposite the police central station (questura). The listener is guided by a narrating voice, which interlaces facts with metaphors, and reflects on the shifting of boundaries and the emergence of biographies, as well as on the conditions of hosting and becoming refugee in Europe. The voice of the narrator overlaps with the sounds of the city and changes perception of urban space and its passers-by.
The piece aims to offer a reflective journey filtered by emotions produced by asylum procedures. Its creators aim to offer a journey in which the listerner is constantly also responsible to the production of the audio-guide in its performance, rather than forced into a fixed condition.
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