The conference presents the final results of the European Research Council Project “Bodies across Borders: Oral and Visual Memory in Europe and Beyond”. The presenters are international scholars in the central themes of the BABE project: visuality, memory and the archive. The BABE team, composed of Luisa Passerini (Principal Investigator), Graziella Bonansea, Liliana Ellena, Giada Giustetto, Leslie Hernández Nova, Iris van Huis, Gabriele Proglio, and Milica Trakilovic, will discuss the presentations and the presenters’ comments on the research project. During the conference the BABE Research Project’s Exhibition will be held at the Archivio di Stato in Florence.
“ImmagineMemoria. Archivio di un’Europa in costruzione” exhibition has been organized by the research project “Bodies Across Borders: Oral and Visual Memories in Europe and Beyond (B.A.B.E.)”, in collaboration with the Historical Archives of the European Union and the State Archive in Florence. Its opening will be held at the State Archive in Florence on Thursday 05 April at 15:30
The aim of the BABE Project is to explore the changes induced by global mobility into visual memories of Europe, focusing on visual art production and on the traces of memory produced by mobile people (oral and visual interviews, maps, objects, drawings). The fieldwork has been done in two countries, Italy and The Netherlands, chosen for both their similarities and differences in relation to past and present movements of people, as this tension allows for a productive comparative study.The BABE project is funded by the European Research Council and based at the EUI, Florence.
The exhibition “ImmagineMemoria. Archivio di un’Europa in costruzione “ will present audio and video materials collected by the research team during five years of field research on the theme of memories of migration in Europe. All this material will be deposited at the Historical Archives of the European Union, at the end of the research project.
The exhibition, coordinated by Luisa Passerini and curated by Barbara D’Ambrosio and Costanza Meli (Associazione Isole), will continue until 05 May 2018.
In occasione della quinta edizione di Biennale Democrazia, la Fondazione Merz parteciperà ed ospiterà un progetto di mostra che riflette su una delle crisi del nostro tempo – la condizione dei migranti -, alla ricerca di risposte necessarie, di nuove strade da percorrere e di possibilità inedite. Biennale 2017 sarà dedicata a una delle parole più evocate nel linguaggio politico contemporaneo: emergenza. Ai suoi usi e ai suo abusi. A ciò che questo termine nasconde e a ciò che manifesta.
Che cosa ci offrono le migliaia di persone che a rischio della vita cercano di raggiungere l’Europa? Oltre alle loro vite e al loro lavoro, anche narrazioni e immagini che incrociandosi con le nostre possono costruire nuove memorie europee.
La mostra documenta questo processo con interviste, filmati, disegni e fotografie, raccolti in Italia e Olanda dal progetto di ricerca “Corpi attraverso i confini”, BABE (Bodies Across Borders: Oral and Visual Memory in Europe and Beyond”), promosso dal Consiglio Europeo della Ricerca presso l’Istituto Universitario Europeo di Firenze, e diretto da Luisa Passerini.
La mostra, su un progetto di allestimento di Melina Mulas e con il coordinamento espositivo di Luisa Passerini, sarà inaugurata il 29 marzo nel quadro delle manifestazioni di Biennale Democrazia e terminerà il 30 aprile.
Per maggiori informazioni, visitare il sito Fondazione Merz
25 October at 20:30 – Museo Novecento Firenze
Meeting with Luisa Passerini, Giada Giustetto, Leslie Hernández Nova and Gabriele Proglio.
The event is introduced by Pinangelo Marino, the festival administrator
The BABE-HAEU conjunct session is part of the École d’été organized by the network “Usages des Patrimoines Numérisés” (Université Sorbonne Paris Cité) taking place at Villa Finaly, Florence, 11-15 July 2016.
Methodological challenges raised by the archival processing of visual and oral sources collected during BABE Project fieldworks will be discussed within the larger framework of the digitization projects currently carried out by the Historical Archives of the European Union.
The HAEU will host all the BABE material once the collection will be completed.
14:00 – 17:00 The Historical Archives of the European Union-Villa SalviatiPresentation of the BABE Research Project “Bodies Across Borders : Oral and Visual Memory in Europe and Beyond”
Liliana Ellena and Leslie Hernández-Nova (European University Institute, Department of History and Civilization, Florence)
The Historical Archives of the European Union
Dieter Schlenker (HAEU Director, European University Institute, Florence)
15:30 – 15:45 Afternoon BreakVisit of the Historical Archives of the European UnionFull UDPN École d’été Programme“Usages des Patrimoines Numérisés”
‘Bodies across European Borders: Oral and Visual Memory in Europe and Beyond’ (BABE): a conversation with Luisa Passerini, Donna Gabaccia, and Franca Iacovetta, to be published in the “Women’s History Review” forthcoming Special Issue “Borders, Conflict Zones, and Memory: scholarly engagements with Luisa Passerini”
The workshop is aimed to discuss methodological approaches to the intersection between memory and mobility in visual works and contemporary artistic practices as one of the key concerns of the Bodies across Borders. Oral and Visual Memory in Europe and Beyond (BABE) Research Project. Invited researchers from different disciplinary backgrounds will offer the opportunity to focus on transversal issues such as: the relationship between different forms of visuality; connections and discontinuities between social memory processes and aesthetics; social practices involved in processes of production, circulation, exhibition, and reception of artistic works. In each session two invited scholars will present papers followed by responses from members of the Project Research team
Sala Triaria, Villa Schifanoia
Via Giovanni Boccaccio, 121, 50133 Firenze, Italy
MORNING SESSION : AESTHETIC TRACES OF TEMPORAL AND SPATIAL TRANSITS
Chair: Graziella Bonansea (BABE Research Associate, EUI)
Pascal Dubourg Glatigny (CNRS, Centre Alexandre Koyré, Paris): Déplacements et
restrictions du champ d’intervention artistique au rythme des migrations (abstract)
Chiara Bertola (Senior Curator, Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venezia): Conserver le futur: temporalités et travail dans le contemporainAFTERNOON SESSION : ARCHIVAL AND MAPPING IMPULSES IN ARTISTIC AND VISUAL PRACTICES
Chair: Liliana Ellena (BABE Research Associate, EUI)
Giovanna Zapperi (École Nationale Supérieure d’Art, Bourges): The Archive as a Contact Zone
Simon Harvey (Trondheim Academy of Fine Arts, Trondheim): Mapping Transitions:
Counter-Cartographical Responses to Flow and Fixity in a World of Mobility (abstract)