Take a look at our archive projects:
Middle east investigation 2005:
In the deserts of the middle orient there are marvellous constructions, which were built in these distant regions and then left by our European ancestors a long time ago. The unification of these two cultures entails inevitably a creative chaos. That is what happens to the unborn, which is born and grows up in a politically and geographically complex region.
He is entrusted with the task to recognise art which is understood as the knowledge of life. It is no coincidence that he is born in a theatre and in this very place he makes it first steps and is taught to walk.
He will discover the desert and its dangers, its looming, the dances of the death, he will discover trust, the passion to find, the complicity and the killing.
He will have to decide, whether he identifies art or whether he will receive art as a natural component of human life.
The chaos of a non-identity will tempt him to do obscene acts; he will step in and out of reality which will confront him on its path. His people and earth will demand a codex of a chosen pure and possibly simple life. His bride will take his hand and will lead him into the crowd which will accept him unconditionally as they recognise in him the power to recognise himself, without shame not to have found the absolute power that they expected from him but a simple and content way of life.
in Kooperation mit
Teatro d’Ction Havanna Kuba
Universita¨t Beirut (Fine-arts), 2.Sektion
Kulturverein Green Hours Bukarest Calea Victory 151
Mediterranean Project 2009:
Mari is a documentary film that deals with different aspects of the fishing world in Sicily (Italy) in the summer of 2008. Different fishing technics are documented, ancient and modern, along with an investigation into the problems of the fishermen and a reconstruction of old myths related to the fishing world. The Swedish scientist Jan-Eric Gustafson introduces the film affirming that “the Universe is a quantic system that works in an holographic way”, in which all parts are connected and related to each other, suggesting a new administrative approach to regional governments. The myth of Leucotea, protector and guide to the fishermen since time immemorial was restaged, in a deserted and surreal landscape at the top of the Etna Volcano. A group of young fishermen restaged a fiery fight for a fish-net in the natural paradise of the Scorcio Sant'Elia. Three tourists arrive on the Sicilian island, exploring with us different locations related to the fishermen' life in West Sicily. The documentation section of the work deals with three different fishing technics: Palangaro (midwater trawling), Paranza (deep water trawling) and Cianciolo (surface trawling). Michel, the Crivello brothers and Lacciotta explain the different technics and their history, touching also on general and more specific problems that every method involves. Next stop on the route was Aspra, where an establishment conserves Sardines in salt, with a method that is still unchanged since hundreds of years, trough the work of many expert women. A further historic reconstruction sees a dancer restaging an old propitiatory ritual, a slow procession towards a crate full of fishes. The crew then moved to the costal zone of West Sicily, documenting the scenario of the port of Mazara, while a musician comments with the notes of his doublebass. Giacchitedda introduces us into the Pesca-Turismo, a new possibility for the fishermen that can guest on their own boats numbers of tourists, showing them the fishing technics and later cooking for them on board, offering them a lovely afternoon on the sea. Directly connected to the Pesca-Turismo is the Itti-Turismo, a further possibility of income for the families of the fishermen. This was the center of the Trapani episode, where the Amoroso family runs one of such activities. The whole family of the fishermen offer to the tourists traditionally cooked meals, in a relaxed and informal environment. The fish that is served is of course that just fished by the Amoroso's fishing boat. Favignana, a small island just in front of Trapani, was the ideal set for a dancing performance. Four dancers and three musicians interact freely in the surreal setting of an ancient open air cave. The film closes on five interviews. Inside the main administrative building, experts and operators explain the legislative side of the process, analyzing the different problems and offering administrative solutions.
Ethiopia 2011 Mission:
Convivium is a network of professionals specialized in different area of expertise (education, medicine, engineering,
philosophy, music, filmmaking).
We want to lend our professional services to improve the potential of the human capital in countries that struggle to find a suitable place for
them in the society.
Following our first investigation (Jan 2011) we found Ethiopia and Addis Ababa a perfect site to start our experience.
The city has a vaste human potential (100.000 kids live in the streets): people that properly educated and addressed could contribute in the
future to the growth of their country and the the dialogue with foreing investors
CONVIVIUM will start generating opportunities and collaborations in educational, social and cultural endeavors through the creation
of learning centers in the territory, then initiate a constructive dialog with NGOs in Ethiopia with the scope of providing viable human
resouce to the local business .
We will start with a 60 day Pilot Project that will test the feasibility of the project, its social and economic impact and future opportunities.
After this period we will produce a documentary that will show our findings and will serve to raise awareness toward a long term project.
CONVIVIUM in short:
1. Organization of a core multicultural and multidisciplinary team “ready to go”
2. Organization of the site “Church of S. Gabriel” in Addis Ababa to host successfully the pilot project.
3. Creation of work programs based on local resources (human and otherwise)
4. Development of a series of events aiming at creating awareness about our initiatives
5. Scouting for a physical location for a future long term presence in the territory