On Thursday and Friday 9th and 10th of October, Matteo (@matteoaletti), Francesco (@fcaliva2014), Evangelia, Georgios (@geleonti) and I had the pleasure to take part in BET ON UTOPIA, a performance by friends and artists I-Chen Zuffellato and Andrea Fagarazzi. BET ON UTOPIA is a project presented at Fuori Bienanale‘s Indipendents05 for ArtVerona art fair.
About the performance, translated FagarazziZuffellato’s website:
BET ON UTOPIA is born in a time when the main concern of common worries is riding through an economic crisis that unveils also the deepest wound of an extremely rigid and static society. BET ON UTOPIA is a performing platform that tries to find new strategies to get the public engaged with arts. Every day of the performance includes talks and sessions with experimental researchers from any field. The project takes place in a green area that hosts guests and performers. The visitors would find four tables for four projects per day, where they can sit at and meet a representative of a project for 15 minutes. The visitors would be given a passbook with which they would be able to fictionally sponsor one or more projects in UTOPIAS currency.
Being Matteo, Evangelia and myself in Lincoln with Francesco and Georgios for our secondment it was fairly easy to partecipate at the performance through video-conferencing means and describe REVAMMAD project to the visitors. Talking about our research to the public of an art fair was challenging and enriching as both the public and us were exploring a completely new environment.