Remapping Extreme Land by Alessandro Carboni


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Author: Alessandro Carboni

Title: Remapping Extreme Land

Year: 2018

Technical specifications: Wooden box, 20x13x2 cm; Pen drive; Postcards

 Project: Investigation on the Extreme Lands

 Publisher: Ramdom

 Number of copies:

 Physical location: Ramdom Collection

Description: Wooden box containing a pen drive and 15 postcards.

Pen drive:

Drops&folds#, MP3 audio, 13min:15sec: immersive soundwork entirely created and reworked from field recordings collected by Alessandro Carboni along the coast of Santa Maria di Leuca and Gagliano del Capo. The work explores underwater soundscapes of sea, caves and reefs. In this way the artist proposes an experimental cartographic practice that involves the body as the main instrument for mapping and collecting sound. The result is a subjective interpretation that aims to expand the way we experience the landscape. It aspires to involve the unknown as an observational and reflective space offered to perceive the relationship between body and landscape beyond rationality and contingency.

Positioning, video, 7min:54sec: work in which the artist investigates the territory of Salento, in particular the area around Gagliano del Capo, applying EM Tools, a choreographic method for performing art and urban mapping developed by the artist himself. The body is used as a device through which to capture, extract urban events and map what happens in a place in its geometric and temporal dimensions. The method makes it possible to manage those events, embody them and reconfigure them with choreographic thought. The result is a body map made of postures, shapes and body gestures.


Mapping process around Gagliano del Capo underwater field recording and participatory mapping; 7 Postcards, photographs by Alessandro Carboni.

Positioning; 8 Postcards; Project and performance by Alessandro Carboni; Photographs by Abdi Yacine.