From 15th to 27th of July I will be travelling to Australia and New Zealand for a short research trip. I will be visiting the The Bogong Centre for Sound Culture in the Australian Alps, then I will be giving a series of lectures and presentations: at Audio Foundation in Auckland (July 20th), at Otago Polytechnic / Dunedin School of Art in Dunedin (July 22nd), at University of South Wales / Art & Design in Sydney (July 23rd) and at RMIT Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology / CAST Contemporary Art and Social Transformation in Melbourne (July 25th). Finally, I will be curating together with Philip Samartzis the “Manifesto of Rural Futurism” sound art exhibition that will open on 26th of July at Italian Cultural Institute of Melbourne.
From 22nd to 28th of April, I will be curating “Imperceptibilis Materia”, a sound art + photography microresidency and exhibition in the lagoon area of Marano Lagunare, North Italy. Artists in residency will be Nicola Di Croce and Daniela D’Arielli. I will have also a lecture at MoTA – Museum of Transitory art of Ljubjana, Slovenia, that will take place on 26th of April. I will be speaking there on “Third Soundscape” and exploration of abandoned places through sonic practices.
From November 29th to December 6th I will be visiting Chile, being invited by Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Santiago. I will give two lectures: the first one on 29th of November at the University of Magallanes in Punta Arenas, Patagonia, where I will join a seminar session – organised in collaboration with Encuentro Lumen festival – which theme will be “Expedientes Bío Oceánicos: aproximaciones a 500 años de imaginación del mundo”, presenting together with Beatrice Ferrara a paper entitled “Escuchando el estrecho de Magallanes: cruces de sonido en el Sur global”. The second one will take place in Valparaíso as a part of the seminar session entitled “Territorios sonoros”, in the programme of activities of the 2018 edition of the festival Tsonami, in collaboration with University of Valparaíso. My lecture, which title is “Una idea sonora del Sur: prácticas del sonido en Chile”, is planned on 3rd of December. Finally, on 5th of December there will be – again as a part of the Tsonami 2018 festival – the opening event of the sonic art exhibition “Alteridades de lo invisible”, that I will be curating together with Fernando Godoy and presenting works by Alma Laprida, Giuliano Obici and David Vélez.