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Roberto Paci Dalò lab at giardini.sm
Fri Sep 7 05:27:05 EEST 2012


Dear friends,

I'd love to share with you the information regarding this project in
Shanghai. http://giardini.sm/projects/yeshanghai

Roberto Paci Dalò at SH Contemporary: YE SHANGHAI

On the occasion of the vernissage and the opening night of SH
Contemporary – Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair – celebrated
respectively on the 6th and 7th of September, the visual artist and
composer Roberto Paci Dalò will present a new live performance linked
to the history of Shanghai before 1949.

At the core of his music-visual work is the story of the Shanghai
Ghetto, an area of approximately one square mile, located in the
Hongkou district of Japanese-occupied Shanghai housing about 20,000
Jewish refugees, escaping from Europe.

The performance is based on visual and audio materials from the years
between 1933 and 1949. This database of historical media has been
converted into a live artwork. The seminal song ‘Nights of Shanghai’
interpreted by the star Zhou Xuan in 1949, is used as a point of
departure. Through a process of decomposition, recomposition and
sampling, represents the aural and sonic environment of the piece,
becoming a texture – made out of  instrumental and electronic sounds,
voices, soundscapes, archive materials – that embraces the entire
performance
The projected home movies and travelogues were filmed in China between
1900 and 1939 by European travelers. Entirely sourced from the
historical archive of the British Film Institute, these rare materials
are shown in such a context for the first time, being screened in the
gigantic main hall of the Shanghai Exhibition Centre. Together with
the films are involved photographs, portraits taken by the Jewish
photographer Sam Sanzetti, active in Shanghai between 1921 and 1957.
These rediscovered images are also part of “Shanghai Ark”, an
exhibition included in the frame of the 9th Shanghai Biennale 2012.


Ye Shanghai 夜上海
a performance by Roberto Paci Dalò
in collaboration with Yu Xiaolu, Yu Xueou, Qin Mei, Sun Mengxuan
(Shanghai Institute of Fine Arts, Fudan University)

with
Roberto Paci Dalò - bass clarinet & electronics, 
Yu Xiaolu – electronics

Roberto Paci Dalò – idea, music, direction, images
Hibanana – live video
Andrea Felli/Farmhouse – audio post-production
Davide Quadrio, Francesca Girelli – producers

A co-production Arthub Asia, SH Contemporary, Giardini Pensili, NOTCH
Festival, Messagerie
In association with BFI British Film Institute
In
collaboration with iTOPIA Management Consulting Co. Ltd, 9th Shanghai
Biennale

http://www.shcontemporary.info/en
http://www.robertopacidalo.com

Performances:
Sep 6, 2012
Sep 7, 2012










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