Andrea Botto
LANDSCAPE AS PERFORMANCE. The exhibition
Photography

5 October 2022 to 21 January 2023
BTV Stadtforum Innsbruck

Opening times gallery
Monday to Friday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m
Saturday: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m
Closed on Sundays and public holidays.

Free entrance
© Andrea Botto, Blast 02 Brenner Base Tunnel 2020-(courtesy Ghella)
5 October 2022 to 21 January 2023
BTV Stadtforum Innsbruck

Opening times gallery
Monday to Friday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m
Saturday: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m
Closed on Sundays and public holidays.

Free entrance

Explosion!!!

For Andrea Botto photographing explosions has been an ongoing focus since 2008. It is both stimulating and fructifying to present these works in the programme of an art space for contemporary photography. Botto’s work offers a kind of culmination point in which many of photography’s key functions and strengths converge: What we are presented with is landscape photography, a classic subject of the medium. Botto’s works show photographic technology at its essence, in the capturing of an unreproducible moment that would otherwise elude our perception. And, of course, his photos are also documentations, the visual recording of the historical events a community of individuals would like to remember for generations.

© Andrea Botto, KA-BOOM #67, Ponte Morandi, Genova 2019

 

 

Upon closer inspection of the photos, however, we immediately realise that they are not being witnessed from a distance. The landscape becomes the photo studio and the staged subject at once, and the artist’s work reflects the processes of both change and dissolution. In conjunction with the INN SITU series, the artist was invited to continue his work series in the Tyrol/Vorarlberg region. Among other things, a series of new works with avalanche experts in the field and an examination of the Tirol Panorama in Innsbruck with its more than 1,000 m² cyclorama of the third Battle of Bergisel in 1809 were created.

		
© Andrea Botto, Silvretta Montafon 04 2022

Andrea Botto

(*1973 in Rapallo, Liguria) studied photography at the IED – Istituto Europeo di Design in Turin. His projects have been acknowledged by grants and awards and have been exhibited in international museums, including the Bundeskunsthalle in Bonn (2005), the Fotomuseum Winterthur (2005), the SK Stiftung Kultur in Cologne (2006), the MAXXI Museum in Rome (2007/2016/2021), the Fundación Canal in Madrid (2007), the MoCA in Shanghai (2010), the Villa Croce in Genoa and the Benaki Museum in Athens (2015). Along with his artistic research, Botto gives lectures and educational workshops, and he has been in charge of several cultural projects. He is currently professor of Documentary Photography at the Academy of Fine Arts in Genoa, and he is one of the founding members of the art collective Fotoromanzo Italiano.

His works are to be found in private and public collections, including the Bibliothéque Nationale de France in Paris, the MAXXI in Rome, the MuFoCo in Milan, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the FMAV in Modena and the GAM in Turin. His publications include the highly acclaimed “19.06_26.08.1945” (Danilo Montanari, Ravenna 2014), which won third prize in the Kassel Dummy Award competition at the Fotobookfestival (Kassel) and was shortlisted for the Paris Photo–Aperture First PhotoBook Award; “KA-BOOM The Explosion of Landscape” (Èditions Bessard, Paris 2017), a fictional blasting manual, shortlisted for the Photo Text Book Award at Les Rencontres d’Arles; “Reviviscence. A Bridge Over Genoa” (Rizzoli, New York 2020), about the demolition and construction site following the collapse of the Morandi Bridge.

Isa Kurz
LANDSCAPE AS PERFORMANCE. The concert
Music

© Isa Kurz
The concert took place on Wednesday, October 5, 2022 at 7 p.m.

Four musicians embarked on an explosive collaboration: traditional Alpine music meets various playing practices of different cultures in resonance with Andrea Botto’s world of images. A musical transfer of knowledge across mountains and valleys to the here and now of the concert.

The Tyrolean multi-instrumentalist Isa Kurz started her diverse musical education as a child, learning first the recorder, dulcimer and guitar, later the piano, violin and oboe. She also taught herself to play the accordion and harp. Kurz has been invited by INN SITU to respond to the exhibition with the development of a new concert format. For this, she will involving her ensemble, JÜTZ, plus a special guest – a conference of sounds from all across the Alps played by four distinct personalities.

The Tyrolean-Swiss ensemble respects and preserves a long tradition of Alpine folk music, while at the same time opening it up to “borderless improvisation and outward freedom” (Folkmagazin). The musical paths intersect with various regional dialects and tonal timbres. The lines between traditional, classical and contemporary elements blur.

© Yannick Mosimann

Isa Kurz – vocals, violin, accordion, dulcimer, Daniel Woodtli – trumpet, flugelhorn, vocals, dulcimer, Philipp Moll – double bass, vocals

© Bernhard Schimpelsberger

Special guest: Bernhard Schimpelsberger – percussion

When it comes to explosions, a percussionist is the logical choice for backup. On his unique, multifaceted and melodic “drumkit” Bernhard Schimpelsberger sets out on sonic journeys, sweeping his audience off into a fascinating “tapestry of colours and elements full of virtuosity and surprising twists” (Augsburger Allgemeine). His skill, which matches “the style of a virtuoso tabla player” (Confluence), takes him on tour all over the world with stars like Anoushka Shankar (sitar) and Akram Khan (dance).

 

 

 

 

PORTRAITS IN MOTION
Dialogue

Friday, 8th of April 2022, 7 p.m.
BTV Stadtforum Innsbruck
Free entrance

From 6 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.: Guided tour with the artist before the dialogue
© photo4passion
Friday, 8th of April 2022, 7 p.m.
BTV Stadtforum Innsbruck
Free entrance

From 6 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.: Guided tour with the artist before the dialogue

Echoes of the exhibition from various fields of expertise. The dramaturgical triad of the INN SITU series is rounded off with an accompanying dialogue format. We invited experts from the fields of science, culture and music to respond to the exhibition. In doing so we experiment with new formats of exchange. (Im Bild Transdisciplinary dialogue in response to the exhibition THE PHOTO ALBUM.)

Each of the speakers chooses a picture from the exhibition and discusses it with the artist Volker Gerling before an audience. An open dialogue between various perspectives, with music and inspired by the exhibition.

In dialogue with Volker Gerling

© Gregor Kuhen-Belasi

Irene Girkinger

She will be the new artistic director of the Tyrolean State Theatre starting in 2023. Girkinger studied Romance philology in Salzburg and Paris and arts management in Vienna. She worked as dramaturge at the Volkstheater in Vienna from 2007 to 2011 and is currently (from 2012 to 2023) the artistic director of the Vereinigten Bühnen Bozen.

Michael Klingler

Anna Ladinig

Director of the IFFI – International Film Festival Innsbruck since October 2019. This year’s festival will take place from 24 to 29 May 2022 (see www.iffi.at). Ladinig received her degree in Slavonic studies at the University of Innsbruck and is currently writing her dissertation on different localizations of Central Asian cinema.

© Theresa Pewal

David Bergmüller

The Tyrolean lute virtuoso has been commissioned by INN SITU to develop the concert on the current theme. In the context of our dialogue format he will improvise to the here and now of the exchange between the two experts and the artist Volker Gerling.

 

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