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Live Cinema Festival (LCF) 2015 (Rome, Italy)

The second edition of Live Cinema Festival takes place in Rome from September 4th to 12th, 2015 in Piazza dell’Immacolata, in the district of San Lorenzo.

Since the first edition held in September 2014 at Teatro Quarticciolo, sold out every evening with great appreciation from the public and with an excellent integration with the neighborhood, the Festival was selected among the projects presented by the event “Estate Romana 2014″.

Stand this success, the second edition of Live Cinema Festival foresees the increase of the duration of the event, from 4 to 9 nights, as well as the number of guest artists collectives who goes from 8 to 18 for a total amount of 31 artists and especially by expanding the capacity of the location, going from a numbered seats theater to open air, in one of the most popular squares in Rome: Piazza Immacolata, very strong gathering point which can become a new place dedicated to culture and an example of exploitation of the potential of the San Lorenzo district, one the most populated and vibrant city.

Live Cinema Festival is a live performing exhibition that explores and promotes all the artistic trends whom is attributed the term “Live Cinema”, through 18 performances presented by 18 artists which have made this narrative technique their stylistic code.

In the past , the concept of “Live Cinema” was mainly used to describe the live musical accompaniment of silent movies. Nowadays “Live Cinema” means an experimental narrative technique, applied to performative video, which gives rise to the simultaneous creation of sound and images in real time, in which the traditional standards of narrative cinema, represented by the subjectivity of the camera, is expanded into a broader conception. “Cinema” is understood as the act of simultaneously create images and sounds that interact with each other and take shape in a synaesthetic approach that results in audio-video performance realized in real-time, in which the viewer’s perception is in constant tension between experimentation and re-enactment.

ANISH KAPOOR – ‘Descension’ Whirlpool Installation (San Gimignano, Italy)

An installation of a black water whirlpool designed specifically for the site in Kochi, India is now installed in Italy at the Galleria Continua.

Internationally acclaimed as one of the most significant contemporary artists, Anish Kapoor returns to Italy with Descension, an exhibition project conceived specially for the former cinema and theatre space of Galleria Continua in San Gimignano. The heart of the show is the installation in the stalls area, Descension, from which the exhibition takes its name.

Future Food District at Expo Milano 2015 (Milan, Italy)

Future Food District (#FFD) presents possible scenarios for the application of new technologies at each step of the food chain. It is a micro universe in which the visitor is invited to explore different interactions between people and food. The project is managed by Carlo Ratti, Director of the SENSEable City Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, together with Carlo Ratti Associates design studio. The #FFD is located on the south side of the Expo site where there is also the Open Air Theater and the walkway which connects with Cascina Merlata.

Live Arts Week IV (Bologne, Italy)

Xing presents the fourth edition of Live Arts Week that will be held in Bologna, Italy, from 21st to 26th april 2015 at MAMbo – Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna and other venues.

This event dedicated to live arts, unique in Italy, hosts a blend of new productions that revolve around the presence, performance and perceptual experience of sounds and visions.

Live Arts Week is a 6-days event of ‘existential athletics’. It does not put art before the artists, but exposes to forms of sensitivity and ideas, welcomes hybrid and polyglot works, hosts creative singularity, weaving a sort of counter-design of use.

The program offers a calendar of live works (performances, shows, environments, concerts, expanded cinema, film and live media with unique dates, productions and previews) presented by important personalities in the international and contemporary research scene.