Liverpool-based artists Alan Dunn and David Jacques have collaborated with the immediate community around Rotunda Community College and various parties from Naples including napoliest on the production of La Dolce Vita, a temporary 80x10ft cinematic artwork across three billboards outside Rotunda. The composition has drawn imagery and narratives – both real and fictionalised - from community contributions around notions of Italophilia and Liverphilia as exemplified by the 1950’s trend of holidaying around the Bay of Naples. Woven across the billboards are conversations and reflections on Diego Maradona, routes across Naples and the set of photographs taken of the Bay Of Naples in 1960 by Peter Forster.
The billboards will be accompanied by an Italian-flavoured event at Rotunda, including an outdoor screening of La Dolce Vita, on Saturday 20th September 2008.
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Capital Conversations is a two-day seminar involving conversation, debate, provocation and performance, with keynote speakers from the UK and Europe, who will deliver papers and case studies on a variety of themes that have dance, culture, regeneration and legacy at their heart.
This is an opportunity for anyone involved in dance, promotion, cultural programming, community regeneration and social impact to come together and contribute to this exciting event. These events will particularly interest artists, presenters, dance students and lecturers, local authority arts officers, journalists, arts council officers and arts curators.
Visual installations, Live VJ'd Music performances, Artist screenings, visual workshops and an outdoor bike-in theatre.
Monday 15th - 19th September 2008
Mersey Air Vent, Mann Island
8pm - 12am