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Justin Randolph Thompson
Mi Daran Tomba..e Pace Forse is a sound based performance created for Live Works Volume 3 in collaboration with Jason Thompson and Andre Halyard. The work draws upon the legacy of Opera singer Leontyne Price, the historic continuum of Triumph in the Italian imagination and the notion of protecting monuments in a sociocultural landscape that uses monuments to forget. The work employs a Triumphal arch echoing the Arco della Pace di Parco Sempione created from scaffolding, a monumental sculptural rendering of Leontyne Price, sandbags as sound instruments, and a marching orchestra in a work that explores the updating of a monument, the barricading of history and the skeletal armature of Expansionism.
The work was performed with:
and The Banda Sociale di Dro:
The project is curated by Daniel Blanga-Gubbay and Simone Frangi in collaboration with Barbara Boninsegna and Dennis Isaia
Special thanks to Dino Sommadossi, Roberta da Soller, Simon Asencio, Fabio Sajiz, Andrea Pizzalis