Streets of… 7 Cities in 7 Minutes
Streets of… 7 cities in 7 minutes
Multisensory installation by Alda Terracciano including videos, surround sound, objects, smells, tastes, and plywood structures. 2012.
This eight-year in the making artwork moves from the artist’s research on the everyday life of seven cities (Naples, Shanghai, Mumbai, Tangier, Lisbon, Salvador de Bahia, and London) to uncover the ancestral memories of three intersecting migration routes, the Indo-European migrations, the Silk Road and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, as they unconsciously resurface in the way people move, talk, and act in public spaces. Presented as a multisensory installation, this is a meditation on the act of seeing and listening, exploring the intersection between memory, human body and urban environments against preconceived cultural stereotypes.
The installation opened during the London Olympic Games at the Greenwich Peninsula Festival in July 2012 and was then presented at Red Gallery (London, 2012), Rich Mix (London, 2013), The Independent Artist Fair (London, 2013), Aperture Festival (Melbourne, 2013), Anna Lindh Foundation Mediterranean Forum (Marseilles, 2013), and Universal Forum of Cultures (Naples, 2014).
Visit the project blog here.
Read about the artist’s creative process here.
Video: excerpts from Streets of… 7 cities in 7 minutes
Video: excerpts from Red Gallery audience response