The Belmondo Tracks project by Orizzontale and Bruno Zamborlin is the new chapter in the cultural and regional reactivation activities that La Rivoluzione delle Seppie has been implementing since 2016 in Belmonte Calabro.
In the semi-abandoned garden of the ancient castle, the project revitalizes the unused space through a subtle architectural intervention and the creation of a series of interactive sound arrangements that trigger active listening among the inhabitants and the site. DIY construction and technology encourage the discovery and care of a public good, in an effort to initiate long-term redevelopment processes. With the temporary opening of the castle garden, BelMondo Tracks has become the initiating project for the creation of a "Glocal Center" scientific committee in Belmonte Calabro.
For the Biennale Architettura 2023, the daily activities and actions at the sites of the House, the Cistern, and the Garden have been sampled using special vibration sensors. The "tracks" thus created are transformed through an algorithm into an interactive musical composition that, together with video documentation, becomes a testimony to the life that these redevelopments bring to BelMondo. The three cork blocks on display, equipped with the same sensors, allow users to create new "tracks" that the algorithm analyzes and trans- forms into music in real time, thus creating a dialogue between the visitors to the Italian Pavilion and the inhabitants of Belmonte Calabro. Everyone is invited to interact with the work. The experiment by Orizzontale and Bruno Zamborlin combines the urban and social regeneration work underway in the BelMondo project with relational practices and digital tools coming from a perspective of playfulness and active listening both to places and between people.
Orizzontale is a collective whose work crosses the fields of architecture, urbanism, public art and DIY practice. It promotes projects of communal relational spaces, shaping images of both disused and unseen cities.
Bruno Zamborlin is an AI researcher, entrepreneur and artist based between London and Milan, working in the field of human-computer interaction.
Orizzontale (Jacopo Ammendola, Juan López Cano, Giuseppe Grant, Margherita Manfra, Nasrin Mohiti Asli, Roberto Pantaleoni, Stefano Ragazzo)
Comune di Belmonte Calabro
La Rivoluzione delle Seppie (Orizzontale, Le Seppie, LMU)
Belmonte Calabro (Cosenza), Calabria
In collaboration with
Associazione Culturale Le Seppie ETS (Rita Elvira Adamo, Matteo Blandford, Francesca Bova, Gerardo Cleto, Francesca D’Agnano, Joe Douglas, Vito Meola, Gennaro Perri)
Arredi Delizia, Francantieri
Gennaro Rizzuti Carpenterie Metalliche
Alfano Francesco S.R.L.
Art of the Working Class, School of Art, Architecture & Design, London Metropolitan University
Rita Elvira Adamo, Giacomo Ardesio, Giovanni Arlia, Nasrin Mohiti Asli, David Biegl, Salvatore Brusco, Rachel Buckley, Alberto Caffarelli, Nicola Campri, Juan Lopez Cano, Gerardo Cleto, Sandra Denicke, Gabriele Donini, Joe Douglas, Chiara Fucà, Titti Giacovelli, Franco Giglielmo, Jim Wyatt Gosebruch, Giuseppe Grant, Matteo Guglielmo, Lawrence Hiller, Paulinne Iweins, Emma Kaufmann Laduc, Laura Koelker, Daniele Manno, Francesco Martino, Cristian Mazzuca, Fiore Mazzuca, Jane Mcallister, Vito Meola, Marie-eve Millasseau, Ido Nahari, Diego Pascal Panarello, Roberto Pantaleoni, Gennaro Perri, Giulia Rosco, Renato Ruffolo, Caterina Selva, Tim Triebel, Bruno Zamborlin
Antico Bar Marano, Bar dello Sport, Comune di Belmonte Calabro / Municipality of Belmonte Calabro, Ex-Convento, Seppie Lab