Museo d'Arte Moderna di Bologna, Bologna, 21 April 2015, 21:00 — 21:00
Auto Italia (Marleen Boschen, Kate Cooper, Marianne Forrest, Theo Cook), Riccardo Benassi, Jennifer Chan, Roberto Fassone, Harm van Den Dorpel, David Horvitz, Martin Kohout, Ilja Karilampii, Ognio Knauss, Andrea Magnani, Jaakko Pallasvuo, Yuri Pattison, Alessandro di Pietro, Seth Price, Carola Spadoni, Holly White, Andrew Norman Wilson, Ben Vickers and Anne de Vries

This event dedicated to live arts, unique in Italy, hosts a blend of new productions that revolve around the presence, performance and perceptual experience of sounds and visions.  Live Arts Week is a six-day event of “existential athletics.” It does not put art before the artists, but exposes to forms of sensitivity and ideas, welcomes hybrid and polyglot works, hosts creative singularity, weaving a sort of counter-design of use.

The program offers a calendar of live works (performances, environments, concerts, expanded cinema and live media with unique dates, productions and previews) presented by important personalities in the international and contemporary research scene.

For the fourth edition, Xing assembled both groups of unmatched artists and solitary researchers. A village/palazzo and a modern art museum will host this unusual set of habitats, opening up two worlds that will alternate between day and night: the great 20th-century composition by John Cage, HPSCHD, accompanied by the visuals of post-digital collections in the monolithic space of MAMbo, besides the collective statements, the incarnated theories and sound phenomena that will come to life in the evocative rooms of the ancient Hospital for Foundlings.

Gianni Peng, a name that accompanies the festival in its organic growth, indicates the time of these transitions. It is a phenomenon, not a person: a new identity, unlikely but real, to be treated as an abstract concept.