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Ìchos | sounds on the sidelines
a project by Francesco Giannico
in collaboration with Roberta Trani
with the help of Palazzo Ulmo, Salotto Elettronico, Mercato Nuovo, Rumore Bianco Studio, Vicoli Corti
Ìchos | sounds on the sidelines is a project entirely hinged on the concept of sound and the marginality of sound that took place on May 26,27 and 28, 2023 in Taranto, southern Italy. In the press release I called it “a non-project” in a somewhat provocative way because often in the past it has seemed almost necessary to have to design something to sustain its existence. If the purpose of a project is the project itself we are faced with a cosmic vacuum in terms of content.
We do not live in order to be able to tell the lives of others but we should tell the lives of others with the purpose of being able to have a relationship with these people. What matters, therefore, is interaction.
For all these reasons Ìchos navigates without scientific placement between workshop, art residency and alternative vacation.
Ultimately, we are talking , as is customary on this site, about soundscape, but in a somewhat broader sense, also including the effects of anthropic elements within the environmental context analysed. Effects not only directly attributable to the environment (urban, rural) but also to the very condition of the inhabitants of the areas analysed, in a perpetual cycle of human conditioning on the environment.
The working group consisted of myself (Francesco Giannico) and the photographer Roberta Trani, as well as the project participants: Vincenzo Fortunato, Luigi Massari, Serena Bertola, Vito Campobasso, Riccardo Sacco, Stefano Bonifazi, Francesco Napoleoni, Vittorio Gervasi.
And looking back at what has been achieved, I can only be proud of everyone and thank those who supported the project, without them it would not have been possible to realise it in these terms.
and then Palazzo Ulmo, Mercato Nuovo and Salotto Elettronico, Vicoli Corti for their hospitality and availability
The last thanks, not in order of importance, are for the project participants who put up with me for 3 days