Il futuro è un ordine che insorge.

And not objectivity,
Is the epistemological point
of departure and return.

Diane Taylor, The politics of presence

The global context in which we place ourselves is that of a profound social crisis generated by the Covid pandemic that includes widespread difficulty in imagining the near future, particularly among younger children and the most fragile segments of the population, and a drastic reduction of public space of cities, increasingly likely to be banned from use for reasons of spacing or progressive commercialization of squares and streets. Anthropologist Appadurai identifies three dynamics that he believes are foundational to the well-being of communities: To be able to imagine, have aspirations and develop deep democracy

Presente! will work at the intersection of these dimensions, promoting inclusion and social cohesion through live performance and with the engagement of communities (intergenerational, intercultural, intersectional) in the reactivation of shared imaginaries for the future of territories.

Three theoretical assumptions in particular underlie the new three-year period: the technique of social acupuncture (O’Donnell, 2002) as an artistic tool for intervening on the functional blocks of the social body; the idea of public space as a “world in common,” space between, connective and trans-individual, which derives from Hannah Arendt’s study; the performance as an agora of collective reflection.

Indeed, one of the fundamental questions from which the festival’s programming moves concerns the ways and possibilities of art to take the floor in the regime of the real. Periferico 2022 will question the ability of performance art and performing arts to constitute living and palpitating element of a community’s shared memory, including from the crisis experienced in the past two years due to the pandemic, to build not so much answers as to Enabling a shared public discourse, which is the first and fundamental function of a festival, as taught by the still-burning lesson of Frie Leysen.





City of Modena


IN PUBLIC | open rehearsal for an urban conversation– Street poster art

participatory wall newspaper


Dec. 2-3-4:

as part of
Periferico festival
Performances, talks and book presentations around the themes of resistance, the re-existence of women today and their voices; guests and program on the dedicated page.


Thursday, October 20


at 3pm


Workshop and soundwalk through places in the Artisan Village of West Modena
Departure from OvestLab – Nicolo Biondo Street, 86

at 5pm



Dance performance
Church of Gesù Redentore– Leonardo da Vinci Avenue, 2

Friday, October 21


at 8pm


Una ad una (work in progress)

Luogo Home Restaurant – Cesare della Chiesa Street, 87

at 9pm


And the colored girls say: Doo da doo da doo da doo
Dance performance
OvestLab – Nicolò Biondo Street, 86

Saturday, October 22


at 4pm


Bloom & Doom

National premiere
Wandering performance through places in the Artisan Village of West Modena
Departure from OvestLab – Nicolò Biondo Street, 86

at 5.30pm



wandering performance through places in the Artisan Village of West Modena
Departure from OvestLab – Nicolò Biondo Street, 86

from 3pm
at La Fratellanza– Alfonso Piazza Street, 76

Workshop in preparation for the performanceLE CENERI DI ATENA of 5:30pm.

at 7pm


OvestLab – Nicolò Biondo Street, 86

at 8.30pm



OvestLab – Nicolò Biondo Street, 86

Sunday, October 23


at 11am and 4pm

Bloom & Doom

National premiere
Wandering performance through places in the Artisan Village of West Modena
Departure from OvestLab – Nicolò Biondo Street, 86

at 3pm


Wandering performance arriving at the Cooperative Foundries at Giuseppe Zarlati Street, 84
Departure from OvestLab – Nicolo Biondo Street, 86

at 5pm


wandering performance through places in the Artisan of West Modena
Departure from OvestLab – Nicolò Biondo Street, 86

from 3pm
at La Fratellanza– Alfonso Piazza Street, 76

Workshop in preparation for the performanceLE CENERI DI ATENA of 5.30pm.

at 7pm

Lecture with vocal performance
OvestLab – Nicolò Biondo Street, 86

Friday, October 28


at 7pm and at 9pm 21.00


Civic Planetarium “Francesco Martino” – Jacopo Barozzi Avenue, 31

Saturday, October 29


Saturday, October 29, from 10am until 1pm
Sunday, October 30 from 10am until 1pm
Centro La Fenice – Canaletto Sud Street, 17

at 11am and at 3:30pm
A occhi aperti #SOGNO αlfa_Modena

Wandering performance through places in the Sacca neighborhood
Departure from Sacca Shopping Center – Arturo Anderlini Street, 75

at 5pm


meeting curated by Amigdala
with Euphonìa, Teatro Dei Venti and Teatringestazione, partner of LSDL network
with the participation of Francesco Bergamo and Elena Biserna
Euphonìa Music School – Staffette Partigiane Street, 9


Nightwalks with teenagers

Wandering performance through places in the Sacca neighborhood
Departure from Happen Youth Center– Nazionale Canaletto Sud Street, 43

Sunday, October 30


at 3.30pm


G124 Renzo Piano Pavillion– XXII Aprile Park 

at 5pm
places in the Sacca neighborhood, departure from Happen
Signal in Modena

Wandering music performance through places in the Sacca neighborhood and the Historic Center
Departure from Happen Youth Center– Nazionale Canaletto Sud Street, 43

at 7pm

Sacca Neo-Collective Sound

Happen Youth Center– Nazionale Canaletto Sud Street, 43

at 8.30pm

Nightwalks with teenagers

Wandering performance through places in the Sacca neighborhood and Historic Center
Departure from Happen Youth Center– Nazionale Canaletto Sud Street, 43

Friday, November 4


at 5.30pm, 6.30 and 7.30

Performance in private apartment
Departure from OvestLab – Nicolo Biondo Street, 86

from 7.30pm to 10pm
as part of TO ECHO / FARE ECO, curated by Isabella Bordoni
Audiovisual installation
MOP / Modena Ovest Pavillion – Emilio Po Street, 164

at 8.30pm

Book presentation meeting (AltrEconomia 2022)
curated by Giulia Alonzo and Oliviero Ponte di Pino
Guests to be announced
OvestLab – Nicolò Biondo Street, 86

Saturday, November 5


at 3pm


Wandering performance through the Historic Center
Departure under the Ghirlandina – della Torre Square

at 3pm / 5.30pm

STUDIO-ARCHIVE LEONARDI open to the public

Guided tours of the studio
Leonardi House-Archive – Emilio Po Ave. 134

From 6pm to 7.30pm
at La Fratellanza – Alfonso Piazza Street, 76

at 5.30pm, 6.30pm and 7.30pm


Performance in private apartment
Departure from OvestLab – Nicolò Biondo Street, 86

from 7.30pm to 10pm
as part of TO ECHO / FARE ECO, curated by Isabella Bordoni
Audiovisual installation
MOP / Modena Ovest Pavillion – Emilio Po Street, 164

at 9pm


Dance performance
OvestLab – Nicolò Biondo Street, 86

Sunday, November 6

3pm, 4pm and 5pm


Performance in private appartment
Departure from OvestLab – Nicolò Biondo Street, 86

from 4pm to 6pm
as part of TO ECHO / FARE ECO, curated by Isabella Bordoni
Audiovisual installation
MOP / Modena Ovest Pavillion – Emilio Po Street, 164

at 6.30pm

La rivoluzione dei libri – secret groups for adult reeducation

Meeting with. Stefano Laffi, the artists Alessandro Miele e Alessandra Croccoand the rebel readers
OvestLab – Nicolò Biondo Street, 86

at 8pm

OvestLab – Nicolò Biondo Street, 86



Thursday, October 20 at 5.30pm
Church of Gesù Redentore – Leonardo da Vinci Av.
– single admission 5€

From the outset, the Simpatia device welcomes the possibility of being declined into multiple scenic and performative forms. The first stage of the project, Simpatia n1, takes the form of a study around the idea of sympathetic resonance, which is that ability that certain bodies have to vibrate even in the absence of a direct stimulus, but reacting spontaneously to an external acoustic event.
The scene of this first experiment was designed to be inhabited by two performers and three tubular bells. The action occurs within a space characterized by whiteness where the proximity relationship of the performers fosters a relationship of exchange. The sound of tubular bells with its specific timbral characteristics informs movement through the genesis of a rhythmic score. Dance, following the same reasons, informs sound with the help of a movement phrase. Sound becomes movement and movement becomes sound in a crescendo that instigates the total deconstruction of the starting structures that abandon their rigor to leave room for the emergence of a common resonance that bodies by their very nature generate.

Simpatia n4 – Concert for bell tower and body
The third episode of the project’s stage exhibition takes a site-specific slant and involves sound and choreographic rewriting in relation to the venue hosting the performance. The square of Gesù Redentore Church in Modena will host the performance and its bell tower will generate the sound.
The bell tower, used as a musical instrument embedded in the landscape, generates the sound that shapes the choreography in the center of the square or adjacent space.
The choreography feeds off the surrounding landscape and reflects its connection by tightening sound in this relationship as well, capable of an invisible densification of space.

Lilli-Sansone – The artistic encounter between Filippo Lilli, sound artist and sound scholar, and Valentina Sansone, dancer and scholar of the performative dimension of the body on stage, was born in 2021 with the conception of the device Simpatia n1, an initial study on the possible declinations of sympathetic vibration between bodies – of different natures – and its generation, presented at Teatro Biblioteca Quarticciolo as part of the project ‘Il corpo originario’ by choreographer Enzo Cosimi (Rome, December 2021). Lilli and Sansone research finds its first and firm principles precisely in the deep relationship that has always existed between music and dance, around the landscapes that from time to time come into being. One of the fundamental goals of this work, particularly in the compositional phase, is to bring to light a dialogue that has the qualities of balance while at the same time seeking the possibility of a new alphabet in what will become the structured code of the device.

BRIEF HISTORY OF THE BELL – The bell, which began as a call sign, has evolved through the centuries, thanks to the continuous studies and refinements made by founders. This development brought a gradual improvement in sound quality, originating the possibility of creating musical chords by ringing several bells simultaneously. The ingenuity of the craftsmen of the assemblers and the original inventiveness of the players led to the emergence of different systems of assembly and sound, which in some cases have been maintained over the centuries without major variations, while in other cases they have undergone transformations thanks to which the bronzes are expressed as true musical instruments.
In rural civilization, bells have always had the task of ringing at the arrival of large storms or hail, in the hope of driving them away and thus saving crops; in the many prayers written above the bells these formulas are often found: “a fulgure et tempestate libera nos Domine” (deliver us, O Lord, from the thunderbolt and the storm) or “recedat spiritus procellarum” (let the spirit of storms recede) or “Defunctos ploronimbos fugofestaque honoro” (I mourn the dead, flee the storms and honor the feasts). In some northern Italian towns, and still in force is the custom of ringing one or more bells to ward off hail from crops.
Deeply rooted in peoples’ lives and traditions, bells express their voices through various types of sound. The sacred bronzes predominantly herald the celebrations of Christendom, and Europe, richest in history and faith, has assigned them a primary role, elevating them to the highest musical and artistic splendor.


Saturday, October 22 at 8.30pm
OvestLab – Nicolò Biondo Street, 86
– admission 7€ (full) and 5€ (reduced ticket over 60, under 25, UniMoRe students)

concept direction music and performance Fabrizio Saiu
Sound engineer Michele Marelli
Voices Alice Valenti, Karen (vocal synthesis)
Texts Fabrizio Saiu, Guy Debord, J-F Augoyard, Henry Torgue
Cymbals UFIP

Production Fabrizio Saiu

The concert is articulated in the ways of a training session set at the boundaries between sonic action and l’art du déplacement. A voice synthesis algorithm (Karen) dialogues with a human voice and intervenes on the performer’s gesture modulations through sequences of orders and aphorisms, articulating a sometimes surreal, sometimes prescriptive, oracular or pseudo-philosophical discourse. If Karen intervenes on the performer, Alice guides the audience to reflect on the psychophysical effects of sound and urges them and actively participate in a perceptual exercise that interweaves vision with listening and memory. Karen and Alice turn the context of the action into a speech music concert or science fiction scenario whose protagonist is an astronaut, a tracer, a soldier, a monk, a musician, or none of the these.


FABRIZIO SAIU – Sound Artist and performer based in Brescia. Until 2005 he carried out intensive activity in the field of improvisation and experimental music. Since 2010 he has continued his research in the performing arts focusing on concert, collective act and environmental behavior: performances based on the interweaving of different practices in which the environment, body movement and sound are pivotal elements.

interactive practice

Sunday, October 30 at 3.30pm
Renzo Piano Pavillion – XXII Aprile Park
– single admission 5€

conception and curation | Salvo Lombardo
participation in development | Fabritia D’Intino, Margherita Landi
production | Chiasma
coproduction | Festival Attraversamenti Multipli
In collaboration with Interazioni ~ Festival e Trasmissioni \ Teatri di Vetro

Atrio consists of the creation of a “relational perimeter” made possible by a guided practice designed to foster, as it unfolds, horizontal exchange and discussion; by this nature, it is a mobile device, fluid and updatable in relation to the contexts that accommodate it.

Through a playful and interactive practice, Atrio proposes a reflection on the processes of identity construction, whether cultural, gender, national, etc. Participating people are involved in a mechanism of constructing, positioning, deconstructing and repositioning the identities of each through the use of everyday objects and the emergence (or invention) of narrative, autobiographical elements and the analysis of theoretical elements.

“If reciprocity is, arguably, a predisposition that escapes rigid subdivision (rigid dissection, opening up to inter-section), identity is that “discourse” that we are learning to imagine as fluid but still crushed by social pressures, definitions and hierarchical power structures that limit fields of action and expression. “Social identities” move and produce us, reducing us according to taxonomic grids such as: nationality, sex, gender, social class, ethnicity, religion, culture, transiting through our bodies, affectivities, representations and objects” (Salvo Lombardo).

Salvo Lombardo, performer, choreographer and multimedia director. He is artistic director of Chiasma and associate artist at Lavanderia a Vapore and MilanOltre Festival. In 2017-18 he was an associate artist at the Oriente Occidente Festival. In 2019-21 he was co-curator of Resurface Festival focusing on decolonial practices. In 2020 he is among the founders of Ostudio (Rome). Since ’21 he has been curating Interactions ~ Festival. His works move between performance, dance and visual arts and are hosted in numerous contexts in Italy and abroad. In 2021 he created the digital project Punctum for the European network BeSpectActive! He is currently one of the artists involved in the European project Micro Macro Dramaturgies in Dance and the postcolonial research project May Town by Schaubühne Lindenfels Leipzig (DE).



artistic curation – Isabella Bordoni
realization edition 2022 – Collettivo HPO

Amigdala and CivicWise Italia, together with Isabella Bordoni, are launching a three-year project in 2021 designed as a platform for the production of artistic works that are born and developed from the legacy of the Archive of Oral Sources (AFOr) of the Artisan Village of West Modena.

Each year, the project invites an artist or group to work through a residency around AFOr’s content to produce an artistic work, welcoming diverse and cross-cutting languages and formats.
The project aims to re-signify the histories and biographies contained in AFOr, in a process that will tension official history with minor narratives, thus both individual and collective, social and human history with the geography of a place that has been subjected over the course of several decades, to radical transformations related to the world of labor and production locally, nationally and internationally.
At the same time, the curatorial and artistic process will allow for an expansion and reinterpretation of the contents of the archive, not only by re-actualizing and amplifying its role as a testimony, but also by critically interrogating the concepts of truth, documentability, transmissibility, inheritance, welcoming their resonances, echoes and consequences.

The project intends to constitute itself as a real research platform, where artistic production, territorial proximity, investigation, theoretical reflection will be interwoven through different devices (meetings, round tables, performance moments, residencies, community meetings, installations, publishing, other).

Isabella Bordoni, Rimini 1962, is an author, artist. Active since the mid-1980s as an author and performer within the Northern European performing-arts, mixed-media, sound-art scene, in the Italian scene of research theater, poetry; in the early 2000s, she left the theater and entered the city with projects of different scales of public art, relational art, publishing, education. It inhabits and traverses word, sound, scene – live, electronic, radio – deriving since then spaces of autonomy in a riverbed that in a couple of decades, from no man’s land now occupies a large and confusing, at times ambiguous, scene called “cultural-based urban regeneration.”
Attentive to the relationship between contemporary arts, places, archives and behavior, to human and environmental studies, she acts in the margins with a body of reflections and practices that investigate the right to inhabit, self-narrative, the right to the city and interpret landscape and environment as a public good. Important questioning around archives between biography and history, between memory and amnesia. Since 2016, she has been curator of Elena Mantoni’s IMAGONIRMIA Association for which she conceived and directs the IMAGONIRMIA International Prize “variable displacement” art residency & publishing.
Collaborations in the last decade include: 2011-2015 Dynamoscopio (MI), for the relationship between the approaches of anthropology, urbanism and those of art; since 2010 with Terzo Paesaggio in the urban and rural suburbs of Corvetto and Chiaravalle (MI), she links art practices to the re-signification of the city, landscape, innovative agricultural practices, in a collective key; since 2015 with viaindustriae (Foligno), realizes Imagonirmia co-editions; with Amigdala/Ovestlab (MO) shares the field of curatorial practices of Imagonirmia on the project To Echo/Fare Eco.


The multidisciplinary nature of AFOr, an archive that has always woven together knowledge ranging from public history to linguistics, from anthropology to open source culture, is both the richness and the perspective on which To Echo/Fare Eco is based.

AFOr – Archive of Oral Sources is an open source collective project of telling the story of an area through the collection of community voices and memories, starting with that of the West Modena Artisan Village in an experimental form, which in 2021 is opening up to the rest of the city. The AFOr digital archive is a project that began in 2018 and is fed with new entries every year. Edited by: OvestLab (CivicWise Italia and Amigdala), Historical Institute of Modena, ConoscereLinux. In collaboration with: UNIMORE – Master of Public History, AISO – Ass. Italiana Storia Orale, Reuse Workshop “Tric e Trac” and Community Workshop “T-Riparo,” MakeItModena – Net Garage; Art Institute A. Venturi.



Friday, November 4 from 7.30pm to 10pm
Saturday, November 5 from 7.30pm to 10pm
Sunday, November 6 from 4pm to 6pm
MOP / Modena Ovest Pavillion – Emilio Po Street, 164
free entry

The installation is presented as the second outcome (2022) as part of the three-year residency project TO ECHO / FARE ECO by Collettivo Amigdala and CivicWise Italia with the working group of AFOr – Archive of Oral Sources, curated by Isabella Bordoni(Imagonirmia).

The audiovisual installation begins with a reading of the materials collected by the AFOr project during the research conducted within the Artisan Village in West Modena; a reading that takes place through the cognitive medium of artificial intelligence.

The test carried out on the archival sources, read by an image generation algorithm, showcases the imaginative power of the machine, transposing the contents evoked by the interviews into the sphere of the non-human. “voice to image” translates research on the boundary between physical and digital, using the collective memory of the artisan village of Modena as a starting point.


HPO is an architectural collective founded in 2017 to escape the constraints of the university, HPO conducts its activities as part of a hyper-connected territory. Among various scales of intervention and through a collaborative and experimental approach, HPO aims to demonstrate the seemingly unexpected outcomes of the architectural profession.


as part of TO ECHO / FARE ECO
by Collettivo Amigdala and CivicWise Italia with the working group of AFOr – Archive of Oral Sources, curated by Isabella Bordoni (Imagonirmia)


AFOr – Archive of Oral Sources is a research and experimentation project launched in 2018 on the collection of testimonies through video interviews that collaborate to create a choral history of places. Started at the Artisan Village in West Modena, now the digital archive is a methodological platform in dialogue with other parts of the city.

Through the three-year TO ECHO/FARE ECO project, AFOr experiments with and explores the different artistic declinations with which to disseminate and make usable the rich digital heritage it has collected over the years thanks to the collaboration of the community in lending their voices.

Rete del gruppo di lavoro: CivicWise Italia (ente capofila), Amigdala, Istituto Storico di Modena, ConoscereLinux Modena, AISO – Associazione Italiana Storia Orale.

With the support of Culture and Media Arts Sector – Municipality of Modena and Modena Foundation.
In collaboration with UniMORE’s Master of Public & Digital History, MakeItModena – Municipality of Modena, T-Riparo and Tric&Trac of Insieme in quartiere per la città ODV.

AFOr project website:


Saturday, November 5 at 9:30pm
OvestLab – Nicolò Biondo Street, 86
– admission 7€ (full) and 5€ (reduced ticket over 60, under 25, UniMoRe students)

interpretation Virgilio Sieni, Giuseppe Comuniello
Original music performed live Spartaco Cortesi (electronics)
production Fondazione Matera-Basilicata 2019, Compagnia Virgilio Sieni
Debut: Matera Sept. 25, as part of Matera European Capital of Culture 2019

In Danza cieca Virgilio Sieni and blind dancer Giuseppe Comuniello star in a duet about tactility, with live music by Spartaco Cortesi.
Listening, tenuity, space, play and ritual, the power of waiting, the cracking of matter as an inexhaustible source of gestures, the dark parts of movement, the glow in the detail, the openness of the gaze, the welcoming of the friend: postures and approaches that transform the body into an inexhaustible atlas of democratic places.

“The anatomy of gesture expands to the concept of haptic space, aura, and includes the perception of the body and the tone of the tissues and muscles involved. Danza cieca is based on the haptic space between the two performers and the halo of energy that the movements create around them. The aura is not just a kind of halo around the person, it is much more: it encompasses the essence of the person capable of gathering within itself the unspeakability of its origin, transmitting outwardly this power. It would seem that the aura arises from this constant referring back to the other, transmitting and decanting, taking away and renewing.”
Virgilio Sieni

workshop conducted by Virgilio Sieni

The class is for anyone who wishes to approach body language without specific dance knowledge. A lesson on inhabiting the body and shared space. A path of awareness around primary gestures, “gentle” practices on listening to the body, the importance and beauty of movement that becomes dance in dialogue with everyday life. The class, led by Virgilio Sieni, will be based on a vocabulary of actions such as walking, turning, quality of gesture, gravity and resonance.

VIRGILIO SIENI – Italian dancer and choreographer, artist active internationally for top theatrical and musical institutions, art foundations and museums. His research is based on the idea of the body as a place to accommodate diversity and as a space to develop the archaeological complexity of gesture. He develops his language from the concept of transmission and tactility, with a specific interest in the haptic and multisensory dimensions of gesture and delving into the themes of resonance, gravity and the limitlessness of gesture. Since 2003, in Florence he has directed CANGO Cantieri Goldonetta, National Dance Production Center, a space for artist hospitality and residencies, in an interdisciplinary program between dance, music and visual arts. In 2007, he founded the Academy on the Art of Gesture, established to create and deepen training contexts aimed at people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities, on the idea community of gesture, democracy of the body, and in 2018, the School on Gesture and Landscape, which develops training paths on issues around the relationship between man and nature.
In 2013 is nominated Chevalier de l’ordre des arts et de lettres by the french Minister of Culture. Director of the Venice Biennale Dance Sector from 2013 to 2016.



Thursday, October 20 at 3pm
Workshop and wandering performance through places in the Artisan Village of West Modena
Departure from OvestLab – Nicolò Biondo Street, 86
– free

The idea and the artistic format of Enrico Malatesta and Chiara Pavolucci combine practices affecting sound and image, visual perception and territorial research, together with the theme of the city and the walk.

Manicula is a research project dedicated to the listening with multiples drifts towards sound arts and visual investigation; it consists of three levels of artistic production and interaction with the audience: on site, online and live:
the first part is aimed at mapping the acoustic and visual potential of specific locations and creating a series of listening and observational exercises/practices that can be implemented in situ; the second section of the project consists of a visual and textual journal available online ( The visual line, both authorial and poetic, shows workplaces from a novel and non-didactic point of view and is accompanied by a series of texts and listening annotations.
Lastly, the “live” restitution of the project through walks and workshops aimed at generating dialogue and discussion on the themes of listening and perception, fostering an other mobility in the city, its non-consumption and knowledge through sound, visual perception and slow movement.


Enrico Malatesta is a percussionist and sound researcher active in the field of the experimental music, the sound intervention and the performance; his practice explores the relation between sound, space and body, the vitality of materials and the morphology of surfaces with a special attention for percussive acts and listening mode.
Chiara Pavolucci is a photographer. Her visual research turns around an intimate language and at the landscape’s study, at the intersection between natural and urban environment, combining analog and digital techniques in research of a personal imaginary able to enhance the process itself.


Saturday, October 29 at 8.30pm
Sunday, october 30 at 8.30pm
Wandering performance through places in the Sacca neighborhood
Departure from Happen Youth Center – Nazionale Canaletto Sud Street, 43
– admission 7€ (full) and 5€ (reduced ticket over 60, under 25, UniMoRe students)

by Mammalian Diving Reflex
artistic collaboration on the territory Daina Pignatti
assistance Arianna Macrì and Beatrice Napolitano
with the collaboration of Happen Youth Center and Modena Scout Group 4

Nightwalks with Teenagers is a wandering performance created in collaboration with youth, who plan, design and lead public walks around the city at night, sharing their favorite parts of the neighborhood with community members. The performance brings together teens and adults who might not otherwise meet, to have experiences related to a shared place and time; it provides an opportunity for adults to socialize with young people in a safe social space where everyone can romp, and silences offer moments of contemplation. Nightwalks focuses on the ameliorative power of walking together and is inspired in part by the situationist notion of “drifting,” as well as psychogeographic wanderings through the city.

The project is developed through a workshop lasting about a week during which three very young members of the company work closely with girls and boys from the neighborhood, identifying paths and choosing actions to be taken during the performance. The show invites adult audiences from across the city to follow the children and discover their way of experiencing the city.

Nightwalks was presented in many cities allover the world.

MAMMALIAN DIVING REFLEX – A theater company based in Germany and Canada, Mammalian Diving Reflex is dedicated to the investigation of the social sphere, always looking for contradictions to be enjoyed in aesthetically scintillating experiences. They create site- and social-specific performance events, theater productions, participatory installations, videos, films, art objects and theoretical texts, collaborating with non-artists to create works that recognize the social responsibility of art, foster dialogue and dismantle barriers between individuals of all ages, cultural, economic and social backgrounds. Mammalian brings people together in new and unusual ways around the world to create work that is engaging, inspiring, and gets people talking, thinking, and feeling. They are the ideal entertainment for the end of the world.


Sunday, October 30 at 7pm
Happen Youth Center – Nazionale Canaletto Sud Street, 43
free entry

A ten-day long residency to collect and investigate the sounds of the city and in particular the Sacca neighborhood of Modena. Ismael Pacheco Condoii traverses the streets, squares and meeting places of people to accommodate in his musical tracks the sound fragments of an urban fabric that is always in motion.
Neo-collective sound Sacca is the setting to music of electronic sounds and tracks from around the world, thanks to the artist’s non-European identity and musical curiosity, which are interwoven with the voices, noises and real sounds of a piece of the city. The voice of a neighborhood takes shape in a site-specific musical composition, offering itself as the backbone of a composition based on listening and relating.

Ismael Condoy, aka Condoii is an Italian-Ecuadorian DJ and sound designer.
In 2020 he graduated in Electronic Music from the Milan Conservatory of Music, pursuing a path of experimentation with Andean and Afro sounds. Starting from a search for the musical influences of his childhood, he investigates indigenous and neo-Tribalist sounds, paying close attention to the crossroads of encounters and exchanges due to migration. A member of the Kirykou collective and the Camera Oscura collective, he co-organizes multifaceted and multi-ethnic cultural events to promote equality and represent contemporaneity.

BLOOM & DOOM [Poetic Riot]

Saturday, October 22 at 4pm
Sunday, October 23 at 11am and at 4pm
National premiere
Departure from OvestLab – Nicolò Biondo Street, 86
– entry 7€ (full) and 5€ (reduced ticket over 60, under 25, UniMoRe students)

Conception: Caterina Moroni
With the collaboration and participation of: Bottega Baleno
Sound design: Marco Testa
Stage costumes: Hack and Crafts, Tre Civette sul Comò
With the support of: IN SITU ACT project, co-funded by the Creative Europe program of the European Union; Ideagora Association/ Prog. Performing Lands and Cross Residence in the framework of CURA 2021

In a middle ground between a guided tour, a party, a ritual and a protest action, BLOOM&DOOM invites the public to actively participate in an immersive experience in the city.
A wandering clan of boys and girls will lead an audience of adults on an urban journey during which they will impart their knowledge of how to adapt, how to keep dreaming in a decidedly complicated world that is close to collapse.
Hand in hand adults and children will traverse the city in search of meaning for the future. Children may find themselves in difficulty; adults may also find themselves in difficulty. We all are. What is the danger if the worst risk is caused by us adults, day in and day out?
BLOOM&DOOM is an experience to communicate the emergency of climate collapse and inspire people to act now for a possible and more sustainable future.


Caterina Moroni is an indipendent interdisciplinarty artist and activist in the cultural and social field. Her research is focused on participatory processes, public space and unconventional venues. With a degree in European Languages and Cultures and a specialization in Business Communication, in 2007 and 2008 she attended the professional school for live performance performers directed by Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio and continued to study working with leading contemporary theater companies. In 2008 collaborating with heterogeneous experts, she starts her own creatice activity. Since then, her performances events and artistic projects have been presented in many international contexts. From 2016 she is member of the international team who was selected for the european project “Arts’R’Public_ Euro-Mediterranean Laboratory for Arts in Public Spaces” that aims to create and transmit the arts in the public spaces. since 2019 is member of IN SITU, european neetwork dedicated to the art in the public spaces.
In her projects, the audience is invited to stay “inside” things, to be part of the creative act. To each individual viewer is whispered in the ear, each of them is the necessary completion of the work. The research is focused on the relation between dramaturgy, sound environment, fruition and active participation of the viewer. His creations take the form of contemporary rituals, urban walks, installations, games and experiences that change with the context and the people who participate in them, resulting in a unique event each time, with the aim of making connections in the territory and addressing the emergencies and taboos of our society. 


Friday, November 4 at 5.30pm, 6.30pm and 7.30pm
Saturday, November 5 at 5.30pm, 6.30pm and 7.30pm
Sunday, November 6 at 3pm, 4pm and 5pm
Performance in private apartment
Departure from OvestLab – Nicolò Biondo Street, 86
– admission 7€ (full) and 5€ (reduced ticket over 60, under 25, UniMoRe students)

by and with Alessandra Crocco and Alessandro Miele
Production Ultimi Fuochi Teatro/Progetto Demoni – Capotrave / Kilowatt Festival- Infinito srl

The viewer enters a recently uninhabited house.
Everything is still in place and time seems to have stopped.
The silence amplifies the disconnect between the visitors and a still silent place.
But that house has been lived in and is laden with signs that gradually begin to speak.
Out of the silence come memories, different moments, linked yet distant. The doors, the rooms, the objects, the smells tell a story, evoke people who lived that place, calling them to repeat scenes already lived.
It is a story reduced to pieces, like the memory of a lifetime, like a dream retraced with the mind upon waking. It is the last song of a place before time slowly decays it.
The viewer is led inside the story, traversing the rooms and at the same time the lives of those who inhabited them, discreetly witnessing the echo of a past that resonates once again.

“Beautiful things come to a certain point and then fall and fade away, exhaling memories as they are destroyed.”
Francis Scott Fitzgerald

ALESSANDRA CROCCO and ALESSANDRO MIELE, actors and authors, after different experiences, joined their paths in 2013 by founding the company Progetto Demoni and then Ultimi Fuochi Teatro based in Spongano (LE), a small town in southern Salento. They created site – specific performances and shows for the theater and conceived, in addition to La rivoluzione dei libri, Ultimi Fuochi Festival, a festival of sunset theater in secret natural places.  

Secret groups for adult reeducation

Sunday, November 6 at 6.30pm
OvestLab – Nicolò Biondo Street, 86

curated by Alessandra Crocco and Alessandro Miele
With Stefano Laffi and the rebel readers

From the end of September an unusual conspiracy took place in Modena. A handful of teenagers recruited from some of the city’s high schools formed secret groups that gathered in homes to perform an increasingly revolutionary act: read!
At the end of four meetings, the rebel readers chose fragments of books to save and give to the city. These passages have been transformed into sound clip from actors and actresses and they have been spread in various locations around Modena in the form of QR code.
The public meeting is the first opportunity for the different groups to meet with each other, a time to take stock of what they have experienced and to share it with those who would like to attend. As in other editions of the project, which began in 2018 and has made stops in Lecce, Naples, Rome and Salento, Stefano Laffi, a social researcher and expert on the world of youth, will dialogue with the rebel readers.

ALESSANDRA CROCCO and ALESSANDRO MIELE, actors and authors, after different experiences, joined their paths in 2013 by founding the company Progetto Demoni and then Ultimi Fuochi Teatro based in Spongano (LE), a small town in southern Salento. They created site – specific performances and shows for the theater and conceived, in addition to La rivoluzione dei libri, Ultimi Fuochi Festival, a festival of sunset theater in secret natural places.


The project La rivoluzione dei Libri in Modena was carried out in collaboration with libraries of Modena and the State Industrial Technical Institute Enrico Fermi, Higher Education Institute A. Venturi – Professional course Cultural and Performing Arts Services, Liceo Carlo Sigonio, Higher Education Institute F. Corni – Liceo.


Friday, October 21 at 9.30pm
OvestLab – Nicolò Biondo Street, 86
– admission 7€ (full) and 5€ (reduced ticket over 60, under 25, UniMoRe students)


Sunday, October 23 at 3pm
Wandering performance with arrival at Fonderie Cooperative located in Giuseppe Zarlati Street, 84 – Departure from OvestLab – Nicolò Biondo Street, 86
free entry



design and choreography | Elisabetta Consonni
Interpreters | Masako Matsushita, Elisabetta Consonni, Susanna Iheme
Choreographic assistance | Francesco Dalmasso
Light design | Irene Innocenti – Maria Virzì
Rhythmic advice | Fabrizio Saiu
Costumes | Indetail Lucia Sandrini
Vocal advice | Chiara Osella
Production | Teatro Grande di Brescia, Aiep-Ariella Vidach
With the support of | Zona K, Ilinx, theWorkRoom-Fattoria Vittadini

And The Colored Girls Say: Doo Da Doo Da Doo Da Doo is a choreographic survey on the scenic adge as a metaphor of the social edge. Inspired by the reflections of the militant essayist bell hooks and showcasing the anonymity of background chorus girls in American musical pop culture, it is outlined as a chiaroscuro of bodies and voices in the shadow of the limelight. It is a concert of non-chapter voices, second voices, extras and backgrounds. It is a show without the star, it is what is around the object focused in a picture, it is the white around the written words. It is everything that lies beyond a sideline and is not given to entering the bright spotlight zone.

Precise intention is needed to distinguish the background singers’ choruses of a song and isolate them from the main voice, as well as to notice backgrounds and everything around an object placed in the center and on which our attention is directed. It is imperative to activate what architect Juhani Pallasmaa calls peripheral vision, a natural ability of each of us, lazy, however, by a centuries-old education in perspective vision directed toward a hegemonic center-point of flight to which our attention is directed. It is this peripheral vision that makes us notice those who stand on the margin, those who are forced to cultivate their horizons within the circumscribed limit of small movements, to comply with established rhythms, those who are forced to remain secondary elements, counterparts to other protagonists, accessories, periphery.
It is from that position that bell hooks brings attention to the space she is given to inhabit as a black woman and “explores the silences” of a community of “broken voices” struggling to find “their own true voice.” “Living in this way-to the extremity-we have developed a particular look at the world. Looking from the outside in and vice versa, we have focused our attention as much on the center as on the edge,” which becomes space “capable of offering us the possibility of a radical perspective from which to look, to create, to imagine alternatives and new worlds.”
It is in that edge that a generative humanity lives. And The Colored Girls Say: Doo Da Doo Da Doo Da Doo (from Walking on the wild side by Lou Reed) is a love declaration towards all of this. It is a “Praise to the edge”.


by and with Elisabetta Consonni
accompanied by Chiara Panceri

Ritorno al Futuro is a small outcome, an organization of ideas, of a research merged by the previous project Ti voglio un bene pubblico realized in autumn 2021.
On that occasion, attention was captured by the history and current events related to the Fonderie Cooperative in Modena, the subject of discussions between various parties; Fonderie that were closed precisely in conjunction with Elisabetta Consonni’s art residency at the Artisan Village in Modena.
Interest in the history associated with the Foundries prompts the question, ” What will happen to that space now?” One finds oneself at that point in the history of a place where one chapter closes and something else definitely happens. Imaginations run wild; especially those who live in close proximity to the site.
Ritorno al Futuro is an experiment in guided tours of the future; an effort of imagination that takes momentum in the margin of possibility that the beholder sees in the place.

ELISABETTA CONSONNI – She choreographs everything, human and inhuman beings, moving and still objects, maps, interstices and spatial vacation groups. It weaves networks of relationships, subtle and strong, like sugar glass.
A Communications graduate with a final thesis on the social construction of the body in dance and a graduate of The Place-London, she then deepened her research in performing art while living in the Netherlands (2004-2009) and Poland (2013-2015). His works aim to expand the practice of choreography by seeking performative devices to incorporate social dynamics and themes. Her activism in the social and civic field, takes the artistic shape of a research process (documented inside that since 2013 investigates the use and social meaning of the public space and the declination of choreographic competences in the community practices. Her works have been produced by Brescia Teatro Grande (IT), Centro Nazionale della Danza Virgilio Sieni (IT), Ariella Vidach AiEP (IT), Konfrontacje Teatralne (PL), Biennale Danza Venice (IT), Orlando Festival (IT), Pergine Festival (IT), Lavanderia a Vapore (IT) e presentati presso International Dance Theater Festival Lublin (PL), Biennale Danza di Venezia (IT), Cantieri Culturali Isolotto (IT), Zona K (IT), Indisciplinarte Terni (IT), Fog Festival (IT), In/Visible Cities (IT), Danae Festival (IT), Le Alleanze dei Corpi (IT) Farout (IT), Camposud 2021 (IT), Festival Periferico (IT).


Friday, October 28 at 7pm and 9pm
Civic Planetarium “Francesco Martino” – Jacopo Barozzi Avenue, 31
– entry 7€ (full) and 5€ (reduced over 60, under 25, UniMoRe students)
possibility to book also through Civic Planetarium website


Saturday, October 29 at 11am and at 3.30pm
Wandering performance through the places of Sacca neighborhood
Departure from Sacca Shopping Center – Arturo Anderlini Street, 75
– entry 7€ (full) and 5€ (reduced over 60, under 25, UniMoRe students)


“The proper essence of the visible is to have a double of the invisible in the strict sense, which the visible manifests in the form of a certain absence.”
Merleau-Ponty, The eye and the spirit

Chorea Vacui questions the world where visible phenomena can be measured by the overturn of the viewer’s position. The eye deprived of all reference in the scenic space, faced with the vertigo of emptiness, sinks into its own orbit, vision retracts and the conjured image appears. One has the impression of happening in the measurement of the world, if I may say I am here. All the rest is empty. If I look I let the world exisisting. The viewer is called upon to take part in the process of constructing the visible: a looking capable of non-separation; a rupture in our way of seeing that subverts the hierarchy between subject and object by making us recognize bodies among bodies, a “looking” part of the matter being looked at, a substance encrusted with animal and stars.


Project curated by Teatringestazione
design and direction Gesualdi/Trono
in collaboration with Giuseppe Valentino

“We know that underneath the revealed image there is another one more faithful to reality, and under this one another one more, and again another under this last one, until the true image of that reality, absolute, mysterious that no one will ever see, or perhaps until the breakdown of any image, of any reality.” – M. Antonioni

Ad Occhi Aperti questions the possibility of restoring a poetic attitude to sight; to gain lives to life.

The suspended time of awe is what we seek, wonder at every step. Slow everything down. Dilating pupils to extremes. To be dazzled by a breathtakingly visible whole. Follow familiar directions to suddenly shift gears. Finding oneself on the trail of a stranger. Trespassing into another reality. Exercising the power of the gaze.
Ad occhi aperti – #sogno α_ω is a research project that combines cinema and performance: a participated cinepoietic process, site&human-specific which involves the community of inhabitants of a specific urban area or of a wider territory to develop a long-term performance of live streaming cinema and shares with the audience the process of signification of the live action.
The creation process consists of an on-site residency of exploration and
research; a remote residency of processing and composition of the collected material; an on-site artistic residency of formalisation and representation of the live performance; the post-production of a filmic work resulting from the shooting.
The final performance is composed of episodes, arranged along a day, grafted into the usual flow of life in a given place. The daily space becomes a natural film set, where the real dimension and the fiction are combined.
Individual episodes are presented as short walking tours that the audience follows at a pace governed by the progress of the sequence plan shot live and streamed. Filming takes place along a defined area, outdoors, and in some interiors wherever possible.
The viewers, walking along, follow the development of the film live and at the same time watch its cinematic rendering on the screens of their mobile devices, thanks to streaming.
The performance takes place in the INA Casa neighborhood of Modena, with the involvement of its residents.

Teatringestazione is a theatre production company of innovation in the experimentation field, recognized by the Ministry of Culture and founded in Naples in 2006 by Anna Gesualdi and Giovanni Trono. Artists, researchers and indipendent curators work in national and international contexts. They are involved in production, training, design and curating, both in the arts and in socially disadvantaged contexts, with a focus on shared processes. They create works and devices with a hybrid character, crossing different disciplines and fields of research, to which a theoretical component is always attached. They pursue an aesthetic based on rigor of presence, restraint of elements, and essential use of space. Their work moves from the need to untether the performative act from the spectacular context, and to qualify the stage as the site of an experimental sociality.
In 2011 inaugurate Altofest – International Contemporary Live Arts Fest.
Teatringestazione’s artistic, pedagogical and curatorial experiences are the subject of diverse theses and publications.


Saturday, October 29 from 10am to 1pm
Sunday, October 30 from 10pm to 1pm
La Fenice Centre – Canaletto Sud Street, 17
Free workshop

The politic body is the main subject of our last performative project Gli Altri. The work seeks to question the narrative power of the representation of self and other, on the one hand, and the political nature of bodies in their very presence and positioning within representation, through the lens of irony and the oscillation between documentary reality and overt fiction.
“Can the subaltern speak?” wondered Gaiatri Spivak in a famous 1988 speech on Marxism and the interpretation of culture. Defining who has the right to speak in the public sphere is now more than ever a central issue in the redefinition of power roles that characterizes the relationship with subjects considered minor. Western storytelling has a definite agency of power, defining the Other from its own categories: therefore, defining who speaks and the authorial space they occupy are central themes of a performance practice that wants to be contemporary and political.
The Political Body is an open laboratory where, through certain devices of performance – re-enactment, documentary work, practices on presence, fictionalization and bio-fiction – we seek to enhance the political nature of each body and its power through representation par excellence, stage fiction, which helps to create and reinforce the narratives of the present, but which can also be a subversive site for sabotaging hegemonic narratives through the insertion of another body, a presence that exposes itself to the public in its own fragility and power.
The laboratory was experimented in 2020 at Iuav – Performative Arts Department curated by Anna Serlenga and at Weimer Kunst Festival conducted by Rabii Brahim; in 2021 found a place at MUDEC in Milan and in Bergamo inside the programme Up to You curated by Qui e Ora Residenza Teatrale.

Corps Citoyen is a multidisciplinary artistic collective based bewtween Tunisi and Milan.
The collective’s practice is composed of different disciplinary tools (dance, theater, poetry, video, animation, writing and anthropological research) to create new contemporary narratives. The group’s goal is to strengthen the values of citizenship through artistic practice, education, research and active participation of civil society in order to promote political and social change. Corps Citoyen because the group’s main goal is to activate social reflection through the expressive potential of art, audiovisual language and the body in particular, the territory of a biopolitical battle and a space for creative resistance. Corps Citoyen is a collective platform, where shared and multidisciplinary projects find a home, as well as individual works by and of the group’s artists in collaboration with others.
Corps Citoyen’s first show, MOUVMA!Nous, qui avons encore 25 ans was produced in 2013/2014 between Tunis and Milan. The show was a semifinalist at the 2013 Scenario Prize and winner of the 2012 Mouvin’Up II session prize. It was subsequently presented in numerous reviews and festivals between Europe and Tunisia, awarded at “Stazioni d’Emergenza” (Teatro Stabile d’Innovazione Galleria Toledo in Naples, 2014 and received a special mention at BE festival, Birmingham (UK) 2015.
Afterwards, the collective worked for the multidisciplinary participatory project El Aars – The wedding project that was represented in many Biennial in Tunisia (JAOU – Nation Migrante 2017; DREAMCITY FESTIVAL 2017).
Since 2020, Anna Serlenga and Rabii Brahim have co-directed the decolonial participatory art center Milano Mediterranea.


Sunday, October 30 at 5pm
Wandering music performance through the places of Sacca neighborhood and of the City Center – Departure from Happen Youth Center – Nazionale Canaletto Sud Street, 43
– entry 7€ (full) and 5€ (reduced over 60, under 25, UniMoRe students)

concept and music composition: Strijbos & Van Rijswijk
care of choreographic movements: Rita Hoofwijk
soprano singers: Mijke Sekhuis (NL), Isabelle Storms (BE)
with the support of the Kingdom of the Netherlands Embassy

Sound artists Strijbos & Van Rijswijk (NL) explore the relationship between sound and space and the role of the audience in the experience of both. For Periferico festival, the two artists realised an adaptation of their SIGNAL, artistic device connected with the landscapes, in the streets of Modena, on the other side of the bridge, on the other side of the railway line. The question is: where is the other side?
With long rage amplifiers – device that was created by themselves for their own installations and musics – the urban landscape plunges into sounds and music. The devices used support the live lyrical singing of two soprano singers that is in constant dialogue with the sorrounding sounds.
Signal – on the other side was created on site with the collaboration of the artist Rita Hoofwijk.

Come and listen with us!

Strijbos & Van Rijswijk are two dutch composers and sound artists. In the space of a collaboration of over twenty years, they composed music tracks deserving numerous reports for the dance, theatre and concert halls and at the same time they developed a deeper practice of the creation onsite, questioning and experimenting the combination between sound, space and participating audience.
They strongly combine music, sound and voices, taking inspiration from the history and the topography of the chosen locations and they make the audience move through natural or urban landscapes to create a unique and immersive experience.
Strijbos & Van Rijswijk work together with communities, artists, ecologists, architects, scientists and thinkers to realise their projects. This work has been supported, developed and disseminated by funders, producers, festivals and practitioners who share an interest in exploring the potential of their original approach to places and people groups.
At the heart of their work there is the connection between audience, sound and music and the space. In their works it is possible to walk through, interact with, and take action on what you hear and where and how to hear it. Every person of the audience has a tailor-made experience of the performance that is living, in a way. These installations, works, performance and sound walks are accessible along the city streets, neighborhoods, beaches and recently also on the Glacier of Dachstein in Austria. The performance by Strijbos & Van Rijswijk are the word itself that the audience lives and experiences.

rites of the founding from Aeschylus to Pier Paolo Pasolini

Saturday, October 22 at 5:30pm
Sunday, October 23 at 5:30pm
wandering performance through the places of the Artisan Village of West Modena – Departure from OvestLab – Nicolò Biondo Street, 86
– single entry 5€

curated by Gianluca Guidotti and Enrica Sangiovanni
sound score Patrizio Barontini and Donatella Bartolini
with the participation of Diana Dardi, Gianluca Guidotti, Pouria Jashn Tirgan, Giuseppe Losacco, Enrica Sangiovanni, Giacomo Tamburini
photo Franco Guardascione
in collaboration with
Fondazione Scuola di Pace di Monte Sole
with the support of
MNEMA Museo Nazionale Etrusco Pompeo Aria / Festival Crinali / periferico festival / Regione Emilia Romagna

I smell fire mixed with the smell of grain:
and this smell
spreads around, upon your houses,
upon your courtyards, on your lowlands,
upon your mountains – in the empty air that the sun
invades, still, surviving,
Pure of a vain purity, in the melancholy
Of the blinding eclipses in which the nomads wandered….
As in the dawn of a new Prehistory.

Pier Paolo Pasolini – Pilade

DALLE CENERI: notes for a laboratory

How is a city founded? And why? Where do you start to measure space? What are the essential lines to be drawn? Where to dig? And when? Where to locate the center? And what is the center? Why observe the flight of birds?

Starting with these Etruscan questions, in the centennial year of the birth of Pier Paolo Pasolini, an artist whose work fearlessly investigated the form of the city and the tragedies of modernity, we intend to engage citizens of all ages, even without any artistic experience, in a journey of knowledge rooted in ancient myth and tragedy to the history of the twentieth century and to the present day.

Let’s imagine working theatrically – hand-to-hand – choosing scanning by hurling some words/stones from Aeschylus and Pier Paolo Pasolini on the birth of Athena and the polis, justice, revenge and guilt, the creation of public space, what it means to be a citizen today.

A journey through time and space, from the furrow traced by the plow to the walls that continue to demarcate the privileges of our fortress: traversing a suburban artisan village as a measure of democratic reflection on the forms of cities, the origins of coexistence, and our post-industrial destinies.

Imagine to weave a varied carpet of actions and voices, a mvong choir made up of gestures, sounds, songs, public speeches, poems, stories. What we will try to create together is a shared action, a founding rite of a new polis, a song that generates the world: only by traversing the myths and memory of the world do we get the chance to change it.

It is an utopic work of memory but above all it is a concrete artistic action for our interesting times in front of our devasteted land.

Our rite of founding is also an act of pain for a civilization that was wiped out from history, swallowed up from the vegetation of time.

Just as Australian aborigines believe that space is not defined in itself but continually shaped by the action of imagination, voice, song, rhythm of footsteps and poetry so Athena’s ashes are scattered to make fertile again our house of collective memory on which all our present depends.

gianluca guidotti and enrica sangiovanni

@ Periferico Festival | 22nd e 23rd of October 2022
3:30pm workshop start
5:30pm public performance

A group made by actresses, actors, musicians, sculptors will guide the workshops open to the citizenship, in a collective path in two different days: on Saturday 22 and on Sunday 23 October from 3:30pm.
The meetings will take place in different places of the Artisan Village of Modena in the frame of Periferico Festival 2022.
After the workshops (2h long) it is scheduled a final open performance also open to the audience that will start at 5:30pm (around 45 minutes long).
The creation and performance tracks are created by archiviozeta with the involvement of citizens of all ages, abilities and backgrounds even without specific artistic knowledge.
It is preferably required to participate to both meetings.
The meeting places will be communicated, it is necessary to subscribe by sending an email with name, surname and telephone number, specifying if you can be present to both meetings or only one (indicating the option).

Info and participations: [email protected]


archiviozeta was founded in 1999 by Gianluca Guidotti and Enrica Sangiovanni, indipendent authors and producers of cultural work. In 2003 they conceived the Gothic Line Project by staging tragedies by Aeschylus, Sophocles, Karl Kraus, and Pier Paolo Pasolini at the Futa German Military Cemetery, the largest German shrine in Italy, in the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines.
Among the works staged are: The Persians by Aeschylus, Antigone by Sophocles – Oresteia by Aeschylus (2010-2013): Agamemnon, Coeforas, Eumenides. This project obtained the High Patronage of the President of the Republic and was also taken to other places of Memory: Montesole/Marzabotto, Sant’Anna di Stazzema, Asiago.
archiviozeta also produced the Shoah Project Night of Elie Wiesel (2002), consisting of a play and the film Viaggio nella Notte in which Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel collaborated by reading excerpts from his testimony. He conceived and produced with the Monte Sole Peace School The Gray Zone from Primo Levi. For the centenary of World War I, Karl Kraus’ The Last Days of Mankind debuted in 2014.
In 2014 wins the Rete Critica Prize.
From 2014 to 2016 they had an intense collaboration with Volterra Teatro Festival realising theatre projects and workshops for the citizenship. From 2014 the organizational headquarter moved to Bologna where collaborates with the Municipality of Bologna on the programme of shows and summer reviews in the frame of Bologna Estate and of the calendar of activities and with ERT Emilia Romagna Teatro Fondazione realising residential projects of production and educational work with schools.
Enrica Sangiovanni and Gianluca Guidotti of Archivio Zeta started a theatre workshop called La cura delle parole at Sant’Orsola Hospital of Bologna starting from October 2014 which is addressed to all those people attending the Hospital: patients, students, doctors, nurses. In 2019 they created and directed the project Nidi di ragno for Emilia Romagna Region/Memoria del ‘900. From 2019 to 2021 they debuted at Teatro delle Moline of Bologna and subsequently the triennial project Topografia Dostoevskji at the Military Cemetery Futa Pass dedicated at the bicentenary of the great russian writer’s birth and it was composed of different steps: Pro e Contra Dostoevskij, Il Volto, La Mite, Sogno di un uomo ridicolo and La bellezza salverà il mondo.
From 2021 they are involved in a project of artistic residency aimed at the regeneration of Villa Aldini (Bologna) through inosservanza, a multidisciplinary cultural review, of which they are artistic directors. 



Decontaminare la memoria
urban path in Modena with departure from the Ghirlandina
on the trail of Angelo Fortunato Formiggini and other oblique stories

Saturday, November 5 at 3pm
Wandering performance for the City Centre – Departure under the Ghirlandina – della Torre Square
mandatory booking starting from October 20:
– subscription to the project 15€ one-off (contribution for the kit) and 5€ for the following stages, free for those attending only at one stage

curated by Gianluca Guidotti and Enrica Sangiovanni
with the participation of Alberto Cavaglion (author of Decontaminare le memorie, add edithor), Fausto Ciuffi (Fondazione Villa Emma), Metella Montanari (Istituto Storico Modena)
musical score Patrizio Barontini
photo Franco Guardascione

project realised with the contribution of
Emilia-Romagna Region / Memoria del Novecento

in collaboration with Scuola di Pace di Monte Sole, Associazione Familiari Vittime di Monte Sole, Istituto Storico di Modena, Istituto Storico Parri Emilia-Romagna, Fondazione Villa Emma, Periferico Festival

Pin va per i sentieri che girano intorno al torrente, posti scoscesi dove nessuno coltiva. Ci sono strade che lui solo conosce e che gli altri ragazzi si struggerebbero di sapere: un posto, c’è, dove fanno il nido i ragni
e solo Pin lo sa ed è l’unico in tutta la vallata,
forse in tutta la regione:
mai nessun ragazzo ha saputo di ragni che facciano il nido, tranne Pin.
Italo Calvino, Il sentiero dei nidi di ragno, Einaudi 1947

archiviozeta with their project META/nidi di ragno, at its third edition, invites to travel some paths of Emilia Romagna Region’s memory. An autumnal journey in stages, from September to December 2022, a topographic reconnaissance on the terror by foot and with slowness; a poetic, historic, anthropological and educational journey in the company of researchers, artists, witnesses that sink the roots of their research and of their experience in the wide ground of conflicts and trauma.
I nidi di ragno 3 take place in: Monte Sole – Modena – Argenta (Ferrara) – Bologna (program under definition)

In our backpack we bring a literary anthology about the Resistenza that as ideal borders has the last book by Pavese, La luna e i falò and the first by Calvino, Il sentiero dei nidi di ragno but it also freely tresspasses elsewhere.
We try to stimulate a reflection over the european education and over the violence that during Nazi-Fascism crepted inside an uncaring society, willing to hate and became outrage towards human beings, animals and nature.

The spider’s nests project involves handing each participant a kit of items including a case designed to collect the handouts of a book in the making consisting of maps, postcards, testimonies but also small objects in the woods, along the trails, a leaf, a flower, a stone or a blade of grass, a guide to cross paths of knowledge.

The modenese stage of nidi di ragno is on Saturday November 5 with meeting point at the Ghirlandina starting from 3pm:

useful infos:
mandatory booking starting from October 20:
the event will take place also in case of rain
recommend appropriate clothing, with comfortable shoes and protective gear for possible cold and/or rain
Project registration 15€ one-time (kit fee) and 5€ for subsequent stages, free for those who participate in only one stage



Sunday, October 23 at 7pm
OvestLab – Nicolò Biondo Street, 86
– free entry

by Claudia Losi
with Meike Clarelli
curated by Katia Anguelova
Kunstverein Publishing (Milan)

Meeting with the participation of the choir Le Chemin des Femmes

Artist Claudia Losi and Kunstverein Milano join forces for an innovative publishing project: the new series Passo chiama Passo will welcome the results of several site-specific performances, realized in different natural and urban landscapes, combining image, text and sound in the combined publication, from time to time, of an artist’s book and a vinyl record.
The relationship between voice, space and chorality at the center of Losi’s research will also be featured in the first title of the series: Voce a vento, edited by Katia Anguelova.
For the project Voce a vento, commissioned by the Jazzi association, stepping out of the context in which it was born and branching out into the editorial form, which includes original texts by Claudia Losi and a vinyl with eight tracks, Losi chose a direction of collective planning that found expression in the choral and polyphonic singing of thirty women from Emilia and Campania. Their voices inhabited the paths of Mount Bulgheria, in the Cilento and Vallo di Diano National Park, for a few days, thanks to the guidance of singer and musician Meike Clarelli, a vocal researcher with a diverse background ranging from music to theater, and with the participation of Elena Bojkova, soloist of the “Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares” choir.

Claudia Losi (Piacenza,1971). His research focuses on the relationship between the human and the environment that surrounds him; on the relationships between the individual and the community to which he belongs, to the collective imagination with which he identifies. Strong is his interest in natural sciences and humanities declined through multidisciplinary and collaborative projects. Between her solo exhibitions: Rocca Sforzesca di Senigallia; Hansen House (Jerusalem), AssabOne (Milan), a.topos/Ikon Gallery (Venice), in 2021; Monica De Cardenas Gallery (Zuoz, Svizzera), Museo Carlo Zauli (Faenza) in 2020; MAMbo (Bologna) in 2020; Ikon Gallery (Birmingham) in 2019 and Collezione Maramotti (Reggio Emilia) in 2016. She exhibited also at La Centrale (Brusselles), La Maréchalerie (Versailles), MAXXI (Rome), MAGASIN (Grenoble), Royal Academy (London), Stenersen Museum (Oslo). In 2007 she took part at Sharjah Biennial 8 (United Arab Emirates), and in 2016 with a special project at Hangzhou Triennial of Fiber Art (China).
Her project Being There_oltre il giardino is one of the winner of the Italian Council, XI Edition 2020, New Production Grant, MIC
In 2021 she published The Whale Theory. An Animal Imaginary (Johan&Levi, Milano) and Voce a vento (Kunstverein Publishing, Milano).


Sunday, November 6 at 8pm
OvestLab – Nicolò Biondo Street, 86
– single entry 5€

R.Y.F. is the solo project of Francesca Morello, a Ravenna-based songwriter and guitarist. R.Y.F. seeks to give a voice to all diversity, the queer community, nonbinary people, and all fabulous creatures. His original soundtrack for “Everything Burns,” Motus’ new stage show, is due out Oct. 7, 2022 on Bronson Recordings, following his dark dance-punk album from last year, “Everything Burns.” 

IN PUBBLICO | open rehearsal for an urban conversation

Who speaks, who writes, who listens, who reads. In the painstaking exchange of information between media, machines and brains, the human body makes room to gain the status of antenna: after passing through houses, streets and automobile ducts, the multitude of visual, aural, odorous and textual signs is reassembled at the end of the day on the skin and in the memory of the individual who has breathed, even today, his or her city.
In this flux of signs and signals, CHEAP’s posters for Periferico place in draft/trial the traces of more possible conversations, between public space and private gazes, between the free walls of a city and the fragile paper they will wear shamelessly for some time from now.

CHEAP is a street poster art project active in Bologna since 2013 and founded entirely by women. CHEAP is a project, a collective, a non-objective gaze, an association: the material it has chosen to investigate is paper-until now, it has found nothing more ephemeral. She mainly intervenes in the urban landscape, deals with contemporary languages, and is engaged in the search for a balance between curatorial practice and activism. CHEAP began as a festival but had the good sense to become something else.


Saturday, October 29 at 5pm
Music School Euphonìa – Staffette Partigiane Street, 9

curated by Collettivo Amigdala and Lo Stato dei Luoghi
with the participation of Francesco Bergamo and Elena Biserna

From June to October 2022 Lo Stato dei Luoghi will cross several italian cities and spaces of the Network with its Roadshow 2022. The purpose is to give voice to the Network’s activities and raise awareness of the Network and projects outside the Network, to publicize our idea of regeneration and our way of doing culture, to engage and build relationships among Network members around the issues we cover, and to build new alliances.

The meeting on Saturday October 29 is focused on the word LISTENING and it will be fed by the interventions of some members of Lo Stato dei Luoghi close to the city of Modena and of other thinkers that will specifically intervene for the occasion.

Some of the cities involved in the roadshow are Florence, Rome, Venice, Trani, Pescara, Turin, Frontignano, Bologna, Forlì, Modena, Milan, Ferrara.

LO STATO DEI LUOGHI – The Netowrk Lo Stato dei Luoghi consists of organisations and people that operate to activate places, manage spaces or that are involved in experiences of cultural based regeneration in our Country, promoted and managed by private subjects or of the social private which often collaborate with public institutions and local authorities.
The Network works to state a new role of the culture and of the places inhabited by the members to innovate the cultural, artistic, educative practices of welfare and to promote the contemporary art productions of research.
Lo Stato dei Luoghi prioritizes complex impact on communities where it aims to spread knowledge and promote the advancement of public discussion on issues of culture-based urban regeneration. The cultural centers, which are members of the Network, already represent the new places of culture capable of responding to the challenges of the contemporary world; they are already the new cultural institutions that arise from a trust pact of numerous territorial communities. 


Saturday, October 22 at 7pm
OvestLab – Nicolò Biondo Street, 86


Neu Radio’s live episode was born in the course of the co-design of the podcast Radio Presente! by Amigdala and Neu Radio.
The desire to deepen and disseminate the contents of the Collective’s activities in Modena led to the creation of a live episode that could restore the vitality and diversity present within the programming.
On Neu Radio’s microphones, the artists featured in the festival will speak.

NEU RADIO was born in Bologna and spreads through the ether reaching wherever there is a lover of music, culture and free information.
NEU RADIO is a web radio active since April 1, 2018 born thanks to the Cuturale Humus Association, that is, from the union of the creative forces of a group of radio people coming from an FM experience looking for new ways to promote free and independent communication through in-depth reports, podcasts, and live multimedia broadcasts that, thanks to web streaming, open up to international broadcasting, bringing radio everywhere in the world.

NEU RADIO ( launches sonic bridges between various individual projects and autonomous realities that identify with a common feeling: its stream is active at and offers a substantial schedule designed to gather voices and stories from the city.
Thanks to the collaboration of dozens editors that everyday promote music, art and culture, it connects individual projects to the communities and interacts with local realities to provide a daily story of the cultural and artistic reality that surrounds them.

He broadcasts from the main studio in the heart of the Dopo Lavoro Ferroviario Park and in parallel also from the active studio at MAMbo-Museo d’Arte Moderna in Bologna, documenting the activities of museum institutions, the work of art galleries, as well as relevant festivals and exhibitions in the cultural and artistic sphere.


curation and creation of a community mural newspaper during the Peripheral 2022 festival – a project of Altre Velocità in collaboration with Fionda – collective Magazine of the West Modena Artisan Village.

Drawings, loose sheets, magazines, researches, maps, poems, anonymous requests. During Periferico festival 2022, the surface of a wall on the premises of the Artisan Village in West Modena becomes a reading and writing tool with which to bring to life, through cooperative work, critical thinking and observation around the events that punctuate the programming and crisscross the city. But a participatory mural newspaper can take on a strong social and cultural significance the moment it is nourished by the experiences and contributions of the entire community present at that instant: performers, spectators, girls and boys, parents, teachers,
seniors, female students, and students. As programming progresses, the surface of the newspaper will change in appearance, gradually feeding on the posted contributions.

At a short meeting open to all and sundry, scheduled on the last day of the festival, we will go over the pages of the journal together and together decide where to keep all the written materials.

Altre Velocità is a group of observers and critics of the performing arts, committed to fostering a fabric of relationships between the arts and contemporary society, looking at research theater and dance, emerging artists and the international context. Altre Velocità works as an “intermittent” editorial team for the festival,
events, retrospetctives and theatrical seasons, with insights on printed paper and web, laboratories of critical writing, seminars and meetings, opportunities for discussion between spectators, artists and operators. Imagine and offers critical analysis tools and disclosure to curators, cultural bodies and institutions and invites the audience to
share the artistic experience and the critical thinking, for a spectator feeling participatory of the innovation and thought on the culture of our time. The group formed in May 2005 under the coordination of theater critic Massimo Marino on the occasion of the Contemporanea05 festival at the Metastasio Theater in Prato, then went on independently appearing in events and reviews on the national territory, activating critical writing workshops and paths of vision and dialogue for spectators, students and adolescents. Established initiatives within the framework of a critical look proposed within events and reviews are the collaboration with Emilia Romagna Teatro Fondazione for the Festival Vie (since 2007) and with Santarcangelo Festival (since 2009). Altre Velocità curated the publications Giovane danza d’autore – Azione e immaginazione from Cantieri to Anticorpi XL (Anticorpi Edizioni, Ravenna 2009), UN COLPO. Drawings and words from the theater of Fanny & Alexander, Motus, Chiara Guidi / Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio, Teatrino Clandestino (Longo Editore, Ravenna 2010), CODA – Teatri del presente (catalogue from the review produced from Emilia-Romagna Region), Crescere spettatori. Theater goes to school,
curated by Agnese Doria and Francesco Brusa (Luca Sossella Editore, 2022). 

In giro per festival
Guida nomade agli eventi culturali. Festival di pensiero, letteratura, musica, teatro, cinema e arte in Italia

Friday, March 4 at 8:30pm
OvestLab – Nicolò Biondo Street, 86

For those who love thoughts and words, sounds and visions, artistic and human landscapes, meetings with the beauty and with the other.
Italy is a big stage. This guide, produced by Altreconomia in collaboration with TrovaFestival, is a never-before-seen map of more than 350 must-see festivals in Italy: events in thought, literature, cinema, theater, music, art and the environment.
100 festivals narrated in all their details: dates, location and setting, features that make them unique and original, performances, concerts, distinguished guests.
And also 250 reports of small and great festivals, famous and unknown, divided in 14 categories: by location – from mountains to small islands, from authentic villages to magic locations – and for lovers of the noir genre and faraway cultures, with a female perspective or LGBTQ+.
Each festival, an audience: nerds or ascetics, walkers or sedentary, opera lovers or rockers, “classic” or innovators. And more inside the chapters dedicated to big cities: Milan, Venice, Bologna and Rome. With turistic proposals and ideas to eat and sleep: because through culture “we eat” and territories restart.

TrovaFestival | La cultura in movimento is the site that collects festivals of art, music, cinema, literature, theater, dance, video, books and cultural insight in Italy, advancing the idea of festivals as autonomous cultural elements and engines of cultural and social restart and activation in the territories.
The project was born in summer 2016 when three friends seated at a table of a tavern plan their cultural and vacationer stages around Italy. This is how was born the first handmade map, with some of the most important theatre and dance festivals among which the sector operators can’t miss: Spoleto, Santarcangelo, the Biennale… Within a few days over one hundred shares and over 12.000 views arrive when those indications are inserted inside Google Maps: the operators and the audience appreciate!
Therefore the three friends decide to develope the idea of a designed website and of a broad and not only cultural interest.
The first of February 2017 the website is launched with new contents and new functions; in november 2020 the new version of the website realised in collaboration with Ateatro comes online: over 1000 festivals are incorporated inside a user-friendly database which is connected to the system of geolocation.
In March 2021 TrovaFestival becomes a Cultural Association that aims to promote, inform, guide and spread the culture and the arts specifically through the mapping, the analysis and the memory retention of cultural and artistic phenomena, starting by the impact on territories.

study for a collective re-existence

Friday, October 21 at 8pm
Luogo Home Restaurant – Cesare della Chiesa Street, 87

KIN – costruire parentele inedite work in progress
— a project of Collettivo Amigdala

design by Meike Clarelli, Federica Rocchi, Serena Terranova
original music, vocal care, sound dramaturgy by Meike Clarelli
coreographies, movements care by Daina Pignatti
dramaturg, space care by Federica Rocchi
care of textual material by Serena Terranova
with Anna Luigia Autiero, Antonella Barberio, Sara Bertolucci, Luisa Casasanta, Marta Cellamare, Beatrice Cevolani, Francesca Colli, Valeria Cruz, Elisabetta Dallargine, Elisabetta Punzi
with the collaboration of Camilla de Concini, Federica Falancia, Gabriella Titta

dedicated to Valeria Vicentini

They arrived one after another. The voices, the bodies, the stories, the music, the coreographic compositions, the scenes. One by one. RIngs of a completely female necklace, the ten women of the project Kin – building unusual relationships ongoing since April 2022, gathered in a circle to tell pieces of lives that are inhabiting a new house now.

Una ad una is a work in progress that is presented by Collettivo Amigdala in the middle of their production process waiting for the debut which is scheduled the 3th and the 4th of December in Modena. A study where women – performers, singers, interpreters, authors – give body and voice to songs sung sewing the traces of a friendship that the artistic process uncovered together with the words sung and put on the waist through gestures and actions, illuminated by a mutual and careful observation.
Kin – costruire parentele inedite, as every Amigdala’s artistic process is based on the mutual learning, on the construction of strong and temporary alliances where it is possible to get the sunrise inside a cathedral or to give birth to a fire from the cement.
Una ad una invites the audience to enter inside that circle with bravery and desire to listen and meet unknown voices, witnesses of re-existence stories of the world that are ready to be narrated today.



mail [email protected]
tel 059/8777673
— booking reccomended for all the events

compulsory reservation for: Come va a pezzi il tempo; A occhi aperti; Bloom & Doom; Manicula; Chorea Vacui, Atrio.

subscriptions: 3 shows 10€ / 6 shows 15€ / 10 shows 30€
Admission by payment: 7€ / 5€ according to the halls and to the reductions provided
Nidi di ragno: 15€ with compulsory reservation at[email protected] 

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For the departing points and the ticket office of the events refer to the day by day calendar

OvestLab – Nicolò Biondo Street, 86
MOP / Modena Ovest Pavillion – Emilio Po Street, 164
La Fenice Centre – Via Canaletto Sud, 17
Happen Youth Centre – Nazionale Canaletto Sud Street, 43
Gesù Redentore Church – Leonardo da Vinci Street, 270
Ex Fonderie Cooperative – Giuseppe Zarlati Street, 84
Fratellanza ASD – Alfonso Piazza Street, 76
Gallery – Building “R-Nord” – Nazionale del Canaletto Sud Street, Attiraglio Av.
Luogo Home Restaurant – Cesare della Chiesa Street, 87
Padiglione G124 Renzo Piano – XXII Aprile Park 
Civic Planetarium “Francesco Martino” – Jacopo Barozzi Avenue, 31
Euphonìa Music School – Staffette Partigiane Street, 9
Ghirlandina Tower – della Torre Square


Periferico festival 2022 – Presente!

curated by Federica Rocchi and Serena Terranova / Collettivo Amigdala
care of spaces and relations with the territory Silvia Tagliazucchi
organization, logistics and hospitality Laura Petrucci with Anita Barbi
communication Sara Garagnani, Elia Mazzotti Gentili
artistic curatorship To Echo / Fare Eco Isabella Bordoni
artistic and organizational collaboration Daina Pignatti
participatory projects assistant Arianna Macrì, Martina Rivoli and Adele Verri with the help of Beatrice Napolitano and Tea Napolitano
administration Irene Baraldi
press office Silvia Bellucci
photographic documentation Davide Piferi De Simoni
technical coordination Elia Mazzotti Gentili
technique Giacomo Gibertoni
artwork Sara Garagnani

Periferico is a project by Amigdala realised in the frame of “Presente!” financed from “Mi metto all’opera” call 2022 by Modena Foundation.

With the support of: Ministry of Culture, Emilia-Romagna Region, Municipality of Modena, Modena Foundation.

With the collaboration of: OvestLab, Bottega Baleno, Archivio Architetto Cesare Leonardi, Afor – Archivio di fonti orali, CivicWise Italia, Associazione Imagonirmia, OPEN – creazione urbana contemporanea, Biblioteche di Modena, Lo Stato dei luoghi, Urbaner, Istituto storico di Modena, Centro Giovanile Happen, Civico Planetario F. Martino Modena, Centro La Fenice, La Fratellanza ASD, Luogo Home Restaurant, Parrocchia “Gesù Redentore” Modena, Euphonìa.

Project La rivoluzione dei libri in collaboration with Istituto Tecnico Industriale Statale Enrico Fermi; Istituto Istruzione Superiore A. Venturi – Corso professionale Servizi culturali e dello spettacolo; Liceo Carlo Sigonio; Istituto Istruzione Superiore F. Corni – Liceo.

Project Nightwalks with teenagers in collaboration with Happen Youth Centre / Aliante Cooperative; Scout Group Modena 4; Bottega Baleno.


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