25 Settembre 2021

RootsMe Berlin: Osmosis

A thin membrane is the one which separates man from the place he lives in.
A constant interchange occurs between an individual and the city he inhabits.
Is it man to give identity to the environment in which he breathes or is it the contrary?
‘Osmosis’ talks about the spontaneous and continuous exchange in which human beings and places mutually define themselves. Their being liquid and mutable makes the poetry in them diluted, an unstable core which passes from one to the other in a both incessant and essential process.

Una membrana sottile quella che separa l’uomo dal luogo in cui vive.
Un interscambio costante quello che avviene tra un individuo e la città che abita.
È l’uomo a dare identità all’ambiente in cui respira o viceversa?
‘Osmosis’ narra dello scambio spontaneo e continuo in cui essere umano e luogo si definiscono reciprocamente.
Il loro essere liquidi e mutevoli rende la poesia in loro diluita, un nucleo instabile che passa da uno all’altro in un processo incessante quanto essenziale.

This video was made in Berlin – Schöneberg
directed by Isobel Blank – music by Simone Lanari
RootsMe is a cultural mapping project by Perypezye Urbane

RootsMe Berlin: Melting Colours

Melting Colours is a work by Simone Lanari that aims to map the Schöneberg district through images suggested by the lyrics of the album Lodger by David Bowie, who lived in the same neighbourhood in the late ’70s, right during the writing of his famous Berlin trilogy (Low, Heroes, Lodger).
As the figure of Bowie encompasses many aspects, different and sometimes opposing one another, in the same way this area of Berlin freely manifests extremes, light shades and nuances that coexist in a background harmony intrinsic also to the city as a whole.
The musical background to the images is inspired by the krautrock music scene, which strongly influenced Bowie’s productions in those years.

Melting Colours è un lavoro di Simone Lanari che si propone di mappare il quartiere di Schöneberg attraverso le immagini suggerite dai testi dell’album Lodger di David Bowie, che nel medesimo quartiere visse alla fine degli anni ’70, proprio durante la stesura della famosa trilogia berlinese (Low, Heroes, Lodger).
Così come la stessa figura di Bowie racchiude in sé innumerevoli aspetti, diversi e a volte anche contrapposti fra loro, allo stesso modo anche quest’area di Berlino manifesta liberamente estremi, mezze tinte, e sfumature che convivono in un’armonia di fondo intrinseca anche alla città nella sua totalità.
Il commento musicale alle immagini si ispira alla scena musicale del krautrock, che influì fortemente sulle produzioni di Bowie di quegli anni.


Paola Ponti presents RootsMe/Radici at Valletta2018 Cultural Mapping Conference

Paola Ponti has represented Perypezye Urbane during the conference “Cultural Mapping: Debating Spaces and Places” organized by the Valletta 2018 Foundation, in which she presented our project “RootsMe/Radici“. Her speech was titled “RootsMe/Radici – Mapping routes: a possible approach to cultural mapping through an artistic process”

RootsMe/Radici, born as a project exploring the topic of how the environment affects the body, revealed itself as a possible tool for cultural mapping. Paola spent one month in Malta and one month in Gozo with arborist Stefano Tedioli, moving around only on foot or by bicycle in order not to have an impact on the environment and to get closer to people. Their research did not have a scientific or anthropological purpose, but was born out of a desire to encounter people. Adopting a nomadic approach, they observed the relationships between people’s body shape and nature, food and houses, hands and crafts, feet and paths. As a performer, Paola used her body as a bridge to re-elaborate all the encounters and express through movements what she had experienced.

Paola Ponti in rappresentanza di Perypezye Urbane ha partecipato alla conferenza organizzata dalla Valletta 2018 Foundation, presentando il progetto RootsMe/Radici come possibile approccio artistico al “cultural mapping”. Questo è il suo intervento: buona visione!