guide voice Michele Di Mauro
participants Valentina Picello, Mirella Violato, Barbara Altissimo, Doriana Crema, Tommaso Monza, Alessandro Tollari, Rosa Trolese, Viola Scaglione, Daniele Ninarello, Massimiliano Iachini, Paola Chiadò Caponet, Adriana Rinaldi, Piercarlo Miletto, Roberta Borello, Anna Gramaglia, Romeo Pitton, Domenico Canale, Giorgio Tebaldi, Silvano Calzi, Sergio Bertolotto, Lillo Baglio, Fiorenza Menni, Benno Steinegger, Amir ElSaffar, Szuhwa Wu e Deborah Lopatin
research and development David Poirier-Quinot, Benjamin Matuszewski
editing Anthony Giaffreda
in collaboration with Olivier Warusfel (Espaces acoustiques et cognitifs, IRCAM-STMS), Norbert Schnell, Frederic Bevilacqua, Benjamin Matuszewski (Interaction son musique mouvement, IRCAM-STMS), scientific consultant IRCAM
production IRCAM-Center Pompidou, Ornithology Productions
executive producer PLATÔ
in collaboration with Piemonte dal Vivo/Lavanderia a Vapore and Città di Collegno
under the patronage of ASL TO3
The installation offers citizens a vision, or rather a peculiar listening to the place explored. Lorenzo Bianchi Hoesch, during the residency period spent in the Lavanderia (spring 2021), collected the testimonies of those who lived or worked in that context in the past, but also of those who “inhabit” it today: artists, spectators, and communities. A phase, therefore, of field research, which was followed by the creation of the actual digital infrastructure produced at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. The audio, to be listened to on-site for a 360-degree immersive experience, translates the memorial diegesis into an evocative poetic and sonic flow.
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During the making of the installation, I spent several weeks in Collegno, coming into contact with many people here. Their input proved crucial to the success of the project. It is therefore impossible to summarize in a few lines the contribution offered by each of these voices, too important to be reduced to a simple sound fragment. Therefore, I have decided to make available and usable some audio montages (admittedly quite composite), which attempt to summarize the ultimate meaning of the meetings, of those conversations that were so rich and valuable. In this sense, I have divided the material into two sections: Interviews and Pathways. The former are the actual montages of the dialogues; while the latter are rather “chats” whose protagonists are those with whom I came across wandering around the Lavanderia a Vapore. Their memories, recollections, and frequentations of those spaces are thus “re-traveled.” A red thread between the recent and distant past. On the one hand, therefore, this ensemble of voices serves as a deepening of the SQUARE COLLEGNO experience; on the other hand, however, it also takes the form of a highly multifaceted, albeit partial, sonic fresco of the universe that gravitates around the Dance House – the former laundry of the Collegno Psychiatric Hospital – and its surrounding Certosa Park.
Lorenzo Bianchi Hoesch
Alessandro Tollari – Professor of Literature at Istituto Amaldi Sraffa, Orbassano
Barbara Altissimo – Director and choreographer Compagnia Liberamente Unico, operative in TRA – Tavolo Ricerca Artistica Lavanderia a Vapore
Daniele Ninarello – Choreographer and dancer Compagnia CodedUomo, operative in TRA
Doriana Crema – Dancer, chereographer, and trainer, operative in TRA
Massimiliano Iachini – Vice-President Associazione Italiana Giovani Parkinsoniani
Mirella Violato – President Cooperativa Sociale Atypica, Collegno
Paola Chiadò Caponet – Coordinator of the rehabilitation service “Orto che cura” by social cooperative Il Margine, Torino
Rosa Trolese – Uisp Piemonte/Dance Department and Head of ASD Centro di Ricerca Danza, Torino
Tommaso Monza – Choreographer and dancer Compagnia Natiscalzi
Viola Scaglione – Art director Compagnia Balletto Teatro di Torino
Piercarlo Miletto, Roberta Borello and Anna Gramaglia – San Lorenzo Cultural Association
Romeo Pitton, Domenico Canale, Giorgio Tebaldi – Former nurses at the Psychiatric Hospital of Collegno
Silvano Calzi – Doctor at the Psychiatric Hospital of Collegno
Alessandro Ruggiero (coordinator) and Angela Berardini – Cultural Office and Promotion of the City of Collegno
Sergio Bertolotto – Former coordinator of the Culture and Promotion Office of the City of Collegno
Adriana Rinaldi – Actress Stalker Teatro
Lillo Baglio – Contact person Documentation Centre on Psychiatry of the Mental Health Department of A.S.L. TO3