urban research selection 2010
PAm festival in senigallia, italy
08 July 2010, at 20:00
GALLERIA GHERARDI 30
Via Gherardi 30 Senigallia
urban research selection | urban interference and the city's symbols
The success of modern cities as social entities is connected with the liability of relative security and trust in the social contract between citizens. As Jan Philippe Reemtsma states: "If I happen to drop into a violent situation, I will neither be made responsible for not being armed, nor for having failed to defend myself." (memory-quoted). Although this unwritten contract is part of the production of modernity, urban identity, myths and symbols often tell about violent situations. Therefore, films talking about urban symbols often deal with the uncanny, with the precarious balance between the violence of law enforcement and violent social decay.
On the other hand, with urban interventions, artists try to play a more active role in society . Some artists see themselves as "political activist" and try to change politics and society; others just try to reach a different, more divers audience; or, they like to reach out for a seemingly impossible dream. All of them, however, share visions and ideas about urban life. And those inspirations may be infectious!
Curated by Klaus W. Eisenlohr
Festival Program: http://www.pamfestival.com/programma/
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