Sat Apr 5 - Mon Apr 7 2014
European visit

Siena meets Umeå

The Italian city Siena candidates for the 2019 European Capital of Culture and will be in the Glass House on 5-7 April 2014.

Three days of performance, art work and conversations in the Glass House. Umeå’s community is invited to meet and connect with Siena and the Italian region of Tuscany.

The Glass House becomes a very exciting space for the exploration of cultural exchange between these two cities: using audio to “superimpose” the space of Siena’s town square “Piazza del Campo” onto the piazza of Umeå creates an interesting dialogue between these two lands: projecting images of our city onto the frosted glass panel of the Glass House to provide a glimpse into the visual context of Siena, presenting both expected and unexpected views of our city.

Schedule of Events:

Saturday April 5: Glashuset Open 11:00 am to 9 pm

Morning: “Sounds of Siena” audiowork.

Talking Points: “Crossroads” Arts & Culture Exchange through Residencies and Educational Programming

Afternoon: “Sounds of Siena” audiowork.

Talking Points: Butterfly Effect: Sustainability initiatives related to Community Involvement

Evening: 7:30-8:30 pm Live Mix of “Sounds of Siena” audiowork, projecting photographic work “Siena Perspectives”. Projection of video and photographic work continues until 10:00 pm

Sunday April 6: Glashuset Open 10:30 am to 9 pm

Morning: “Sounds of Siena” audiowork.

Talking Points: Art – Where Past and Future Meet.

Afternoon: “Sounds of Siena” audiowork.

Talking Points: Tuscany in your Bathroom:  Reinventing Cultural Stereotypes 

7:30-10 pm “Siena Perspectives” Photographic and Video Projection.

Monday April 7:  Glashuset Open 8:30 am to 9 pm

8:30 am  “Sounds of Siena”  audiowork.

10:30 -11:30 am Conversation on “Performing Heritage”:  how contemporary culture is connected with its cultural roots.   Lead presenter: Pier Luigi Sacco, General Director Siena Candidate for European Capital of Culture 2019.

11:30 am – 2:30 pm  “Sounds of Siena”  audiowork.

2:30 -3:30 pm Presentation on the Potentials of the Cultural Capital: discussing Umea’s current challenges and successes & current initiatives underway in Siena.  Lead Presenter:  Pier Luigi Sacco, General Director Siena Candidate for EcoC 2019.

3:30 am – 7:30 pm  “Sounds of Siena”  audiowork.

7:30-9:00 pm  “Siena Perspectives” Photographic and Video Projection.

Image: Siena Piazza del Campo, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0

Sat Apr 5 - Mon Apr 7 2014 The Glass House

Visiting information for The Glass House

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