BAM - Mediterranean Archipelago Biennial is an international festival of theater, music and visual arts focused on the themes of reception and dialogue. The 2019 edition of BAM entitled ÜberMauer, takes place in the year in which three anniversaries of important political events occur: the thirty-year anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and of the Tienanmen Square revolt, and the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall riots. The program was written by the Merz Foundation and European Alternatives together with various actors of the cultural and artistic life of the city of Palermo.
Egle Oddo and Vishnu Vardhani Rajan have been invited to participate to BAM and their work will appear inscribed in a project called A Present Heritage, a live art and performance festival focusing on the experience of receiving and passing knowledge. It is a dialogue between different generations that have experienced major paradigm shifts in history. The experience of post-war, the introduction of telematics in day to day communication, environmental issues, the instability of markets, austerity politics, global migration, mass extinction: how the present entanglement between different generations is working on these issues? What kind of collaboration is desirable that would put in connection different know-how in problem solving? What role do we envisage today for historical memory?
These are the topics the invited artists will explore through a universal, often non-verbal language: performance.
Invited artists for A Present Heritage: Erika De Martino, Claudia Di Gangi, Nastia Eliseeva, Shinji Kanki, Liina Kuittinen, Dario Lo Cicero, Giuseppe Lomeo, Nkosilathi Emmanuel Moyo, Egle Oddo, Leonardo Ruvolo, Mohamed Sulaiman, Tomasz Szrama, Timo Tuhkanen, Roi Vaara, Vishnu Vardhani Rajan, Willem Wilhelmus, Oliver Whitehead.
The program A Present Heritage has been developed in collaboration with Collective Intelligence project.
Main dates: 22 - 23 - 24.11 from 17:30 to 20:30.
Venue: Palazzo Sambuca, via Francesco Riso 9, venue of Dimora OZ association. Entrance is from Piazza Magione.
Free entrance, the venue is accessible and does not have architectonic barriers.
More info: http://collectiveintelligence.fi/