Sunday, June 24, 2012

Minimaximum Cities and Desire


Minimaximum ImproVision
Live _at_ Open Air Cinema Broadway



Italo Calvino
Invisible Cities


"From there, after six days and seven nights, you arrive at Zobeide, the white city, well exposed to the moon, with streets wound about themselves as in a skein.They tell this tale of its foundation: men of various nations had an identical dream.


They saw a woman running at night through an unknown city; she was seen from behind, with long hair, and she was naked.


They dreamed of pursuing her. As they twisted and turned, each of them lost her.


After the dream they set out in search of that city; they never found it. but they found one another; they decided to build a city like the one in the dream.


In laying out the streets, each followed the course of his pursuit; at the spot where they had lost the fugitive's trail, they arranged spaces and walls differently from the dream, so she would be unable to escape again.


This was the city of Zobeide, where they settled, waiting for that scene to be repeated one night. None of them, asleep or awake, ever saw the woman again.

The city's streets were streets where they went to work every day, with no linkany more to the dreamed chase. Which, for that matter, had long been forgotten.


New men arrived from other lands, having had a dream like theirs, and in thecity of Zobeide, they recognized something of the streets of the dream, and they changed the positions of arcades and stairways to resemble more closely the pathof the pursued woman and so, at the spot where she had vanished, there would remain, no avenue of escape.

The first to arrive could not understand what drew these people to Zobeide,this ugly city, this trap



Photos and video are from M.I.'s performance at Broadway Cinema 19.06.2012




xtina said...

ευχαριστούμε για τις ανταλλαγές
υπέροχες εικόνες μας έφτιαξες
(το επόμενο θα είναι ακόμα καλύτερο έχω την αίσθηση ;-))

Astro Nayths said...

οι εικόνες ήταν εκεί...και οι ήχοι...και τα video.
εγώ απλά κατέγραψα όσα μοιραστήκατε μαζί μας. :)