Two Peasant Women in Field at Somme / © Gordon BelrayB#Side War Vol.II (2015/2016)
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Programma 2015/2016

La seconda edizione della rassegna artistica e culturale diffusa, permea 12 territori del Friuli Venezia Giulia, del Veneto e dell’Istria, con una forte componente internazionale: coinvolgerà contributors provenienti da 39 paesi del mondo, per promuovere una riflessione trasversale e congiunta sul comune passato delle guerre mondiali, con lo scopo di indagare quei nessi che sussistono tra il primo conflitto mondiale e il nostro quotidiano, tra il nostro passato di guerra e il modo in cui oggi percepiamo il mondo. Affioreranno diverse chiavi di lettura, che si legano a vicende storiche complesse che pongono ancora l’interrogativo sull’esperienza umana del primo conflitto mondiale, ad oggi non del tutto scandagliata, ma talmente potente nella sua tragicità, da valicare la misura della vita di chi l’ha fronteggiata direttamente, trasmettendosi anche dopo la morte dell’individuo, forte al punto da plasmare l’identità culturale di generazione in generazione.

War Researches

In (War) Diaries

Born from the collaboration among IoDeposito and several research centres, museums and universities worldwide, this multilingual research project on the war diaries involve 7 countries with the aim of investigating the experience of world conflicts with the eyes of human beings (both civilian and soldiers) who directly witnessed the tragic event of war. With crossed perspectives from one side of the front to another, this project underlines the factors common to all human experiences, starting from words and feelings and coming up to diaries and memorialist documents.

Davanti a Trieste

Mario Puccini was an intellectual able to deeply influence the fate of history of literature, having an impact on neorealist poetry particularly, as well as a soldier fighting during the First World War. During the Great War, he passed through the whole territory of Friuli Venezia Giulia. His diary on the Great War, entitled Davanti a Trieste (now object of a critical edition which will also turn to be a multimedia version in order to reach the younger ones), sees the writing process as a means of salvation without aesthetic temptations and as a redemption from the senseless violence of war. This diary is both a source of linguistic and literary evolution and an historical memory of the experience of the Great War.

Essere corpo

This research wants to offer crossed perspectives on the role of the body within the Great War, by investigating the body as a source of memory of the First World War and by giving life to a collective narration of the conflict, with literary, historical and sociological features.
Bearing reference to the analysis of artistic expressions, memorialist documents, direct sources, the several essays presented in this volume (to be soon published by Lint Editoriale, Trieste) deepen the relationship between the human being and the Great War: the body is seen as both a cognitive instrument and a voice of the memory itself.
25 researchers of various nationalities take part in this research project.

EVENTS:

LAUNCH AND PREVIEW OF THE ARTISTIC AND RESEARCH PROJECTS
Royal Holloway University, SIS – British Society for Italian Studies & Italian Cultural Institute in London, London (United Kingdom)

FOR A CRITICAL EDITION OF MARIO PUCCINI’S DIARIES
March 31st 2:00 pm / Primorska University – Faculty of Humanities / Department of History, Koper (Slovenija)

FOR A CRITICAL EDITION OF MARIO PUCCINI’S DIARIES / CONFERENCE
1.04.16 17:00 / Palazzo Pera (sala Stampa), Pordenone (Italy)

FOR A CRITICAL EDITION OF MARIO PUCCINI’S DIARIES – LECTIO MAGISTRALIS / Aprile 2016
8.04.16 10:00 / University of Udine – Humanities and literature department / Contemporary Italian literature course, Udine (Italy)

FOR A CRITICAL EDITION OF MARIO PUCCINI’S DIARIES – LECTIO MAGISTRALIS / Aprile 2016
8.04.16 10:00 / University of Udine – Humanities and literature department / Modern Italian literature course, Udine (Italy)

FOR A CRITICAL EDITION OF MARIO PUCCINI’S DIARIES / CONFERENCE
17.04.16 17:00 / Villa Manin di Passariano (nella Barchessa di Levante), Codroipo (Italy) / Aprile 2016

COMMUNICATING THE WAR / COMMUNICATING MEMORY
April 27th 2:30 pm / University of Udine – Department of Communication Sciences / Master Degree in Public Relations, Gorizia (Italy)

PRESENTATION FOR HIGH SCHOOLS OF THE RESEARCH PROJECT ON THE DIARIES OF MARIO PUCCINI
May 14th 9:00 am / Palazzo Attems Petzenstein (honor hall), Gorizia (Italy)

LAUNCH OF THE MULTIMEDIA EDITIONS CREATED WITH THE RESEARCH PROJECTS
June 10th 5:00 pm UTC/GMT -6 / National WW1 at Liberty Memorial in Kansas City, Kansas City (USA)

Launch of the multimedia editions created with the research projects In War Diaries, the diaries of Mario Puccini, Essere corpo and launch of the book trailers

B#side War Vol II. 2015/2016

The second edition of the artistic and cultural Festival B#SIDE WAR permeates twelve territories of Friuli Venezia Giulia, Veneto and Istria, with a strong international feature: indeed, it involves contributors coming from 39 different countries. Its main scope is to promote a common and transversal investigation on our shared war past and to examine those links existing between the Great War and the way in which we nowadays perceive the world. Several interpretations will emerge and they will be tied to those historical facts that still question the human experience of the Great War, yet to be completely explored. That conflict was so powerful in its tragedy that it has transmitted itself even after the death of the single human beings and has shaped the cultural identity from generation to generation.
The main themes of the edition: the polarity between sight and hearing in wartime, the sound spectrum and the visual and perspective deceit originated by the conflict. The unifying element, in the language of shapes, will be: the line (horizon, trench, excavated, demarcated).

B#Side War Conferences

Revealing the conflict/representing the War – war, curatorship and museum experience

How can we tell a painful war past thanks to museum activities and experiences? How to conserve and transmit our common memory preserving its authenticity? How to explore the “B sides” of the Great War and the inconvenient truth of the Twentieth Century’s conflicts throughout exhibitions, artistic and visual events, and to bring to light all its forgotten contents? What strategies and good practices do enable us to involve the new generations and to pass down to them the memory of the “Short Century”?
Revealing the conflict/Representing the war wants to respond to these many questions.
Thanks to a series of three conferences, numerous curators and museum directors from all over the world will present their experiences in front of the necessity to represent wars and conflicts, and will look all together for good practices to share and learn.
Answers will deal with three main subjects: the planning of the museum experience, starting from new frontiers such as technology; the role of the museum in the territory, with the subsequent entrance of the territory in the museum; the scope of the artistic visual and expository activities in elaborating the trauma of war.

Participant

Museo Emotivo della Grande Guerra (Giavera del Montello/Italy)
The World Remembers (Toronto/Canada)
Museo della Marmolada (Rocca del Pietore/Italia)
Australian War Memorial & Research Centre (Canberra / Australia)


Past Perfect project by Jason Larkin (Egypt, Isreal & Great Britain)
Kobariški Muzej (Kobarid/Slovenia)
Museo della Battaglia di Vittorio Veneto (Vittorio Veneto / Italy)
National World War 1st Museum at Liberty Memorial & Edward Jones Research Center (Kansas City/U.S.A.)
In Fladers Fields Museum (Ieper/Belgium)
Memorial de Verdun (Verdun/France):
Serpentine Gallery (London/Great Britain)
Photon- Center of Contemporary Photography (Lubiana/Slovenia & Vienna / Austria)
M9 (Venezia / Italy)
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum (Hiroshima/Japan)
Savitsky Museum (Nukus / Uzbekistan)
UX for Good (based in New York / U.S.A)
Kigali Genocide Memorial Center (Kigali/ Rwanda)