Tutamondo

Ulysses

Artist’s Book

Tutamondo

Ulysses

Artist’s Book

YEAR
2011

PRICE
30 euros
*with dvd 50 euros

42 colour pages
Print run: 100 copies, with a small internal leporello, of which 12 are numbered and signed by the authors and accompanied by a dvd
Size: 145×160 mm

Production: Assab One
Video stills and graphic design: Francesca Marconi
Portraits: Alessia Bernardini
Printed by: Mastergraph, Milan

Published on the occasion of the project ULYSSES. 12 migrant portraits produced by Assab One (February – August, 2011) and promoted by the Cariplo and Vodafone Foundations in connections with the call for tenders “Favorire la coesione e l’inclusione sociale mediante le biblioteche di pubblica lettura” (Promote social cohesion and inclusion through the public libraries”. The book brings together twelve international versions of verses taken from the Canto V of Homer’s Odyssey, submitted participants of the project in their mother tongue.

The 12 videos that document the twelve readings were filmed in Milan in via Padova and the surrounding neighbourhood between November 2010 and April 2011.

Biography

Tutamondo is an artists’ collective founded in 2008 by Francesca Marconi and Alessia Bernardini. The collective organises research activities and artistic events across Milan, particularly in the Viale Monza/Viale Padova neighbourhood.

The primary approach is to create workshops that involve local residents; permanent and itinerant laboratories of photography, drawing, contemplation, maps and suggestions. The labs are aimed at creating a visual project that can serve as a poetic reading and a testimony that is open, vibrant and experiential. Elaborating a project implies stepping over a threshold and venturing into the land of meaning, of ethical and poetical intentions.
The aim is to capture the changes taking place in a neighbourhood in order to stimulate thoughts on life and on the art world, which in turn act as a tool for encouraging the coming together and transformation of dynamics between residents of a building, a neighbourhood, a city.

Projects undertaken:
(2012) AUTOBIOGRAFIA DELLA LONTANANZA/ Progetto Rane Volanti Cooperativa Tempo per l’Infanzia, Associazione Villa Pallavicini, scuola di italiano per stranieri, Fondazione Cariplo. Autobiographic workshop through the language of contemporary art with unaccompanied foreign teenagers.
OCCHIXOCCHI / Cooperativa Tempo per l’Infanzia, Liceo Artistico Caravaggio, Mostra fotografica, LACCA, Liceo Artistico Caravaggio ContemporaryArt, Maggio 2011 il murales, 54 mq di sguardi, Anfiteatro della Martesana, Giugno 2012
(2011) ULISSE/ Progetto Biblioteca Vivente Assab One. A project set up by the Milan Municipality Department of Libraries and promoted by the Cariplo and Vodafone Foundations in context of the call for tenders “Favorire la coesione e l’inclusione sociale mediante le biblioteche di pubblica lettura” (Promote social cohesion and inclusion through the public libraries”.
Serate Illuminate, Parco d’Arte Basaglia, Livorno, Luglio 2011
12 site specific, via Padova, Assab One, Gennaio-Giugno 2011
NUTRIMENTI PARTECIPATI / Progetto Coesione Sociale, Rane Volanti
Cooperativa Sociale Tempo per l’Infanzia, Fondazione Cariplo.
Creative workshops aimed at creating social cohesion in the Adriano neighbourhood.
(2008-2010) 2LAND / Consiglio di Zona 2, Cooperativa Sociale Tempo per l’Infanzia.
Research – Interventions through projects of artistic observation, narration and transformation of the territory aimed at the new generations living in Zone 2 in Milan.
Spaesamenti Urbani, 250 citizenship portraits Assab One, May 2012
(2007-2010) PAESAGGI IMMAGINARI / Docva, Documentation Center for Visual Art, Provincia di Milano, Fondazione Scuole Civiche, *winner of Premio Experience.
Open labs for the artistic transformation of the city. Open Neighbourhood, collective, Assab One, October 2010
(2006-2010) LAB / Didattica per l’Arte Contemporanea
DOCVA, Careof, ViaFarini, creative workshops aimed at youngsters and residents of the Sarpi neighbourhood.