Text by CLOT Magazine
Il Pianeta come Festival XL is a new project by the people behind Terraforma. It takes its name and inspiration from Ettore Sottsass’s iconic series from 1972. The project aims to reinterpret the Planet as a Festival through a series of visual, installation and performative interventions where sound language, architecture and environmental sustainability are the central axes.
If the first episode transformed the city of Milan with the likes of Alessandro Bava, Natália Trejbalová, Piezo, and TCF, the second one is taking place from 29 to 30 October at Museo MACRO in Rome. In this case, the central axes of the festival are temporarily expanded within my experimental platform of the Museum for Preventive Imagination.
The programme develops through a series of performances, talks, workshops and video installations, including new productions and Italian previews. The admission is free, and during that time, the audience will participate in a reflection that converges between ecology, politics and artistic expression through the socio-political research of Terre Thaemlitz and Jeremy Deller, the contribution on contemporary ecology by Timothy Morton, the Vipra workshop, the extended Dj set by Paquita Gordon and the Vexations piano marathon by Erik Satie curated by Ricciarda Belgiojoso.
The opening on the 29th at 6 pm is by the Finnish artist Jenna Sutela, who is presenting an intervention that has been commissioned to create a site-specific work for my terrace, reinterpreting Sottsass’s work.