Non stop

10.00 - 19.00
Audio-visual journey through eight imaginary stations on the underground
By: Ilaria Turba
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The audio-visual journey covers eight stages corresponding to eight imaginary underground stations. Each stop begins with a photo which at first glance seems taken from the real world. Then, little by little, objects and places are transformed and reveal mysterious, fantastic creatures which have made their dens in the underground (metropoliTANA - where tana means den). You will thus see Polispie coming out of the escalator, a city populated by tiny beings that love the green of nature. Meanwhile from the railway platforms you will hear the breathing of the Ocofoco, a large white reptile that loves to lick the shoes of the passengers who stand shoulder to shoulder during the rush hour.
metropoliTANA is a frame by animation generated by the multiplication of photographic images enhanced and composed in sequence so as to achieve a pre-digital cartoon effect.

Design and direction: Ilaria Turba
Texts written and read by:  Chiara Carminati
Music and sound editing: Paolo Traverso
Voices and underground songs: Eugenia Amisano
Photographs and enhancement: Ilaria Turba

Ilaria Turba, author from Milan, uses video and photographs as her preferred means of expression. Since 2000 she has been exhibiting in shows and events, both one-man and collective. In 2005 she was singled out by the World Press Photo as one of the year's top 100 most promising photographers under 30. She has exhibited in projects at the Biennale di Fotografia in Brescia, at Palazzo Magnani in Reggio Emilia and in piazza San Carlo, Turin.

Chiara Carminati writes and translates for children/young readers and runs workshops and meetings to promote readings in libraries, schools and bookshops. Since 1999 she has contributed to the Messaggero Veneto, editing a weekly column of literary correspondence aimed at children from 7 to 13. She is one of the founders of "Fuorilegge", a magazine for young readers and their favourite reading matter. Among her books: Nella buccia dell'astuccio (Mondadori, 2005) and Banana Trip (Einaudi Ragazzi, 2006).

Eugenia Amisano has a diploma in dance-theatre from the the "Paolo Grassi" School of Dramatic Art, Milan. She is founder of Teatro Equilibrista and has taken part in numerous productions in Italy, France and Switzerland. In 2001 she took part in the Biennale of young Mediterranean artists in Sarajevo. In 2007 she performed in the international production Aux Frontières in Zurich.

Paolo Traverso is a classical guitarist and self-taught composer. Since his debut in 1996, he has performed at the Turin Folk Club, at the Sentieri Acustici Festival in Pistoia, as well as at international festivals in Brittany, Munich and Berlin. He composes soundtracks for choreographers, theatre and cinema directors and collaborates with the audio-visual studio Incredibly Mobile.