With Studio Azzurro, a through Contemporary Africa

With Studio Azzurro, a through Contemporary Africa
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The charm of travel meets ecological sensitivity in the latest project of the MUDEC – Museo delle Culture, bringing us to Africa to discover the ties - profound and delicate at the same time - between man and nature. The protagonists of this immersive artistic experience are the indigenous peoples around Lake Turkana and the river valley of the Omo River, between Kenya and Ethiopia, whose existence is being threatened by a hydroelectric plant “Made in Italy”. Se a Parlare Non Resta che il Fiume is the title of the suggestive multimedia installation born out of the work of American photographer Jane Baldwin and the creativity of the collective Studio Azzurro which, since 1982, has been active in seeking out the artistic potential of new technologies. With the muffled sound of running water and a sinuous sculpture of red clay which represents the riverbed of the Omo, the visitors are the ones who activate a story comprised of superimposed faces and voices, in which indigenous women are witnesses to dramatic experiences. A poetic journey that makes us reflect on the interdependence of the people of the world, highlighting the importance of biological and cultural diversity for the future of humanity.

Francesca Grego - © 2018 ARTE.it for Bulgari Hotel Milano