via sant'apollonia 25, 40126 Bologna
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Silk road map
Shangai-expo - third prize
What if 8000 km of cultures, languages, races and religions were resumed in a single sight? Silkbroadcasting is a media artwork that recalls and celebrates the Silk Road pointing out its fundamental role in connecting western and eastern populations, making the world smaller. A video installation consisting of two wide LCD screens one facing the other will be settled in the main square (or in some other meaningful public space) in the downtown of 33 cities along the road. Standing between the screens, one will see displayed into a virtual perspective all the installations of all the other cities taking part to the project. Staring at a screen, one see an infinite visual tunnel connecting all the installations, toward west in one side and toward east in the other. Between the screens a stripe of dusty track that in the perspective of the video will appear as an infinite road: the Silk Road, born again.