Amygdala makes site-specific productions
The poetics of the collective operates on multiple planes, ranging from soundscape construction to historical and anthropological research on territories, from dramaturgical writing to musical composition, from urban crossing to the relationship with landscape and public space.
These are performances, installations, public art projects, and concerts that arise in close connection with the places in which they are located, after a long analysis of their characteristics and specificities and thanks to a work of relations with the people who inhabit them or have inhabited them. Works that create an intimate and immersive space, working on altering the viewer’s perception and mechanisms of direct activation of participants, in forms that seek a balance between radicality and delicacy.
A specific research interest of the collective is around the voice and its expressions-singing, storytelling, oral history, personal testimony-as a tool for building connections with landscapes and communities.
The chorus is a recurring presence in Amygdala’s work, able to connect the individual element with the collective experience.
As a result, from rigorous aesthetic research, each work is able to combine the interpretation of the timely history of places and the enhancement of personal testimonies and skills with the reconstruction of affective ties between people and their landscapes.
All musical compositions, writings and contents of the works are original.
Artistic production for Amigdala is strongly connected with the vocation for community activation and urban regeneration, one of the association’s focuses.