Alessandro Carboni is a visual artist, performer, and researcher whose artistic and conceptual practice moves around the complex web of correspondences and permutations that exist between urban space and its constituent elements - people, places, relationships, meanings. His research explores research and artistic production "in the field" and focuses on the relationship between urban space and performative gestures. In this talk Carboni explores the concept of context (in Latin con-tèxere = weave together, intertwine) as a set of circumstances that define an event.
After several years of training in the field of visual arts, creative media and performance art, Carboni has been developing an interdisciplinary practice. Based in Italy, his projects are supported by Formati Sensibili, an independent production company that shapes project involving arts, science, architecture and education. In addition to his artistic production and research, Alessandro has created EM Tools for urban mapping and performance art practice, a choreographic system that uses the body as a device to capture urban events and map what these events through geometrical and temporal extensions of a place.