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Event: Il Pianeta come Festival XL by MACRO X Terraforma vol.2

Text by CLOT Magazine

Wir haben die Schnauze Voll & Everybody in the Place (still), Jeremy Deller (2020)
Wir haben die Schnauze Voll & Everybody in the Place (still), Jeremy Deller (2020)

Terraforma is an international music festival dedicated to artistic experimentation and sustainability. The three-day event has taken place since 2014 in the garden of Villa Arconati, near Milan. The artists range from early innovators and genre precursors to young and promising talents of the experimental music scene, defined for an ever-evolving approach to active and creative research. 

Il Pianeta come Festival XL is a  24-hour event co-organised between Museo MACRO and Terraforma festival. The first chapter saw the participation of Timothy Morton, live streaming from the U.S., with the lecture Lockdown is Reopening, Reopening is Lockdown, which took place in October 2020. The second chapter takes place on October 23 2021 from 6 pm CET. It will unfold itself over 24 hours in an itinerary through the physical architecture of the museum and the audio-visual architectures activated by a series of performances, talks, workshops, installations and video projections. 

The organisers invite the observer-listener to participate in a reflection that touches on the link between ecology, politics and artistic expression through Jenna Sutela’s work on interspecies communications and the socio-political research of Terre Thaemlitz and Jeremy Deller. In addition, the program offers free workshop activities that are open to the public by VIPRA, an extended sound performance by Paquita Gordon and the piano marathon of the Vexations by Erik Satie, curated by Ricciarda Belgiojoso.

Il Pianeta come Festival XL is born from the analysis carried out by Ettore Sottsass in the visionary and iconic project Il Pianeta come Festival published in 1972 on Casabella. 

(Image courtesy of Terraforma x MACRO)
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