Elena Dragonetti, Francesca Marconi, Carlo Venegoni (Cure cultural association)
(Im)possible Complicities - Session 6B
May 24, 2019
Internazionale Corazon (IC) started in 2017 in Milano in the framework of “Super the Festival of Peripheries”, following a preliminary research which focused on specific informal use of public spaces - dance and physical training - in peripheral neighbourhoods.. Most of the people and groups we met resulted to have migrant background. Frequently, neither the value of their art practices nor their rights as citizens are acknowledged by the municipal and art institutions. Though, underground mezzanines, open air squares and sheltered semi-public areas where informal temporary communities gather appeared to us as natural laboratories of intersectionality and potential sources of cultural transformation, where codes, rules and practices of doing together are collectively negotiated.
IC is a participatory art process enabling anyone joining it to ‘perform’ and ‘act up for citizenship’, using dramaturgical and performative contemporary languages, and at the same time supporting local community to acknowledge a broader idea of belonging.