Con il contributo di
Before and After
20-26 July 2020
Cava Roncino, Ghesc (GPS: 46.177417, 8.321972)
A Fondazione Tones on the Stones project.
Curated by TotS Festival and Threes.
info@tonesonthestones.com
20-26.07.20 — Cava Roncino, Ghesc
Un progetto di
Fondazione Tones on the Stones.
A cura di TotS Festival e Threes.
info@tonesonthestones.com
Con il contributo di

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Self-build workshop
Cava Roncino, Oira Crevoladossola
Project reserved for residency participants

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Self-build workshop
Cava Roncino, Oira Crevoladossola
Project reserved for residency participants

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Self-build workshop
Cava Roncino, Oira Crevoladossola
Project reserved for residency participants

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Associazione Canova: stone construction techniques
Villagge of Ghesc Montecrestese (Associazione Canova)

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MANIFESTO

An unexpected present has impertinently forced its way between what came before and the future, the before and the after, a complicated, difficult time we are experiencing with alternating disbelief, bewilderment, fear and a suffocating state of illusory calm.

The 2020 edition of Tones on The Stones and Nextones had been envisaged as rich and varied, crammed full of inspiration and a sincere desire to share with the public those collective emotions that, in our opinion, only live performances can provide. Then came the pandemic, choking the momentum and projecting us into a dimension of continuous reconsideration of a possible 2020 edition, but …
… Can we really renounce our utopian visions now?
Inevitably there will be a before and an after to the virus and this watershed moment will leave its mark, reminding us of our own fragility, that of our relationship with nature and that of western society’s apparently so strong and resilient way of life.

We have taken this “dividing line” as our starting point for imagining a 2020 edition of the festival named “Before and After” and a research format of a work in progress.

We cannot foresee how we will emerge from the pandemic, but this is perhaps the moment to challenge with ideas, amplifying the voices of artists and creatives, gathering narrations and visions applicable to a broader and more sustainable reality.

Before and After will come to life thanks to a workshop-cum-residency in the disused quarry of Oira, a tiny village in the Ossola Valley; a temporary micro-community of artists, creatives, scholars and technicians, committed to reflecting on the meaning of the word “social” at a time in which the expression “social distancing” has often been used improperly.
In parallel with this reflective and performative programme, a self-building project will be launched with the aim of converting the industrial space of the quarry into a permanent Natural Theatere, a new home for Tones on the Stones destined to host site-specific productions and inclusive projects with the inhabitants of this area.

THE PROJECT

Before and After will develop around its participants in a collective workshop project and then open up and involve the local community and cultural bodies. Around 30 young participants will be asked to reflect on and develop actions in working groups looking at thematic areas: communication, event production, architecture and self-building.
All participants and local residents will have the opportunity to draw on the stimuli made available and actively participate in the creation of a new space dedicated to culture within the Oira quarry, a theatre for the future.

A logbook will present the activities and performances hosted in the quarry to the general public. Before and After will also become short film destined for web and TV channels.

Within this creative process, citizens will also have an important role: rather than being mere consumers of content, they will be involved in the core process and will be included in the work we intend to present at the end of the residence.

The residency participants will also give life to a self-building project that will begin transforming the quarry into a theatre. They will have several questions around which they will structure the project: what does living mean? Is a new relationship between us and the natural environment possible? What is the path to a different concept of personal and collective well-being?
A number of illustrious guests will be on hand to help find possible answers.

LOGBOOK

You can follow all the activities of Before and After via our logbook that will feature diverse daily content: texts, photos, videos, interviews and direct reports describing the evolution of the project.
The multimedia Logbook has been created by Studio Temp, the writer Veronica Raimo and the director and documentary filmmaker Achille Mauri.

BIO
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BEFORE AND AFTER
Based on an idea by Nicola Giuliani

Artistic direction: Maddalena Calderoni and Ruggero Pietromarchi
Organizational Secretariat: Chantal Ferrari
Production: Clementina Grandi, Niccolò Tramontana, Teresa Zabot
Social Media Manager: Elena Maffioli
Layout and photography: Matteo Grossini
Press Office: Alessandro Gambino, GDG Press – Filippo Ceretti and Michela Bianchi
International PR: Ludovica Fecarotta
Architect: Daniele Zerbi – Fuzz Atelier
Graphic design and web site: Studio Temp
Logbook, texts Veronica Raimo
Logbook, images and videos: Achille Mauri

Link utili:
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VERONICA RAIMO
Born in Rome in 1978, Veronica Raimo published her debut novel Il dolore secondo Matteo with minimum fax in 2007, and her second novel Tutte le feste di domani with Rizzoli in 2013. In 2017, a collection of her short stories was published in Germany (Eines Tages alles dir, Launenweber). Her poems have been collected in the anthology Fuori dal cielo published by Empirìa. In 2008, she was selected for the Iowa City International Writing Program. In 2012, she wrote the screenplay for the film Bella addormentata by Marco Bellocchio. In 2017, she wrote the play Domani I giornali non usciranno, staged by the Barone Chieli Ferrari company. She has published short stories in various magazines including: Nuovi Argomenti and Granta Italia. One of her stories has been published in Sweden, and one in the United States. She translates from English to Italian for various publishing houses. She has written and writes for various newspapers and magazines, including D, Xl, il manifesto, Corriere della Sera, and Amica and contributes regularly to Rolling Stone. The books: Miden, Mondadori, 2018; Eines Tages alles dir, Launenweber, 2017; Tutte le feste di domani, Rizzoli, 2013; Il dolore secondo Matteo, minimum fax, 2007.
ACHILLE MAURI
Director, documentary filmmaker and photographer. Achille Mauri creates provocative visual documents that explore the freedom and expression of the human condition in different environments. His artistic approach to composition and the use of natural ambient light translates into an emotional stylistic narrative that leaves a lasting impression on the viewer. His works have featured some of the biggest names in unconventional sport, including Alex Honnold, Kilian Bron, Frederik Van Lierde, Giorgio Rocca, Nicholas Wolken, Mark Cavendish, Ruben Spelta and other minds such as Antonino Cannavacciuolo, J-One, Lucas Beaufort, Alessandro Gogna obtaining consensus on the main sector newspapers and Film festivals. The inspiration of his images derives from a binary but intrinsically linked exploration of the city and the natural world. Appreciate the imagination, risk-taking and the sensitivity of having to tell something useful. Aware of the enormous space to grow in this field related to new technologies without forgetting the traditions of the past. Achille is a founding partner of Summa Srl and TAP studios, two firms creating authentic and enduring visual images.
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