July 28, 2021

Central stage

Free admission with reservation. The reservation is valid up to 10 minutes before the start of the show, afterwards it will be possible to access while seats last.


The city we imagine is the city we remember. It's made up of every city we've ever been to.


In the space of presence, we have seized the opportunity to imagine where to meet up next time. In the murky impossibility that is distance, we would like to build a moment to meet up again. We shall meet in a thought, and there we shall begin to rebuild our past. The city we imagine is a utopia that doesn't come from the future. With all its inconsistencies unresolved and constantly being updated, its map changes as rapidly as a cloudy sky. When we fear our enemies, we find shelter in affinities. What we imagine for a future, out of all the possible futures, is what we remember. In this past fantasy, we use this imagination as a constant reference for building the city we want. (...) In this time lapse, from dusk to the next morning, we have knotted together the maps and virtually covered that distance that seemed insurmountable, trying to translate the gaps in meaning into every possible language, in order to return once again to remembering the city before all absence, separation and distance.

That's how Giulia Crispiani —writer and visual artist based in Rome— and Golrokh Nafisi — visual artist, illustrator, puppeteer based in Teheran— describe their new work, conceived for the 2021 edition of Live Works and presented at the Live Works Summit at Centrale Fies in July 2021. The two artists have been working together since 2016 and have drafted a Manifesto Against Nostalgia.


At re-creatures a look at the city as a space of the imagination.


Concept and realization: Giulia Crispiani e Golrok Nafisi

Music advice and field recording: Ahmadali Kadivar

Supported by Centrale Fies nell’ambito di Live Works 2020-2021


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