In the frame of the Moving cities project, young and adult citizens are invited to work with local artists and explore the challenges that European cities face today. These citizens workshop take place during the production phase of the creations and are showcased on each location of the tour.
In Paris, the painter Frédéric Monnet, made series on transparent media, painted sails and watercolors. His last exhibition Acrobats show large sheets of paper. In his work for Moving cities Paris he workked with neophytes adults and children, putting collective work and the theme of the city at the heart of the painting.
Dan Perjovschi was born in 1961 and lives and works in Bucharest and Sibiu, Romania. His latest work includes solo exhibitions like News from the Island at Reykjavik Art Museum in 2012, Not over at MACRO Rome in 2011, Late News at Royal Ontario Museum Toronto in 2010, What Happen to US? at MoMA New York and I am not Exotic I am Exhausted at Kunsthalle Basel in 2007, and more. He participated in Paris Triennial 2012, Dublin Contemporary in 2011, Freedom of Speech at Nbk Berlin & Hamburg Kunstverein in 2010, Lyon Biennial in 2009, the Sydney Biennial and Fifth Floor at Tate Liverpool in 2008, The Magelanic Cloud at Pompidou Center Paris and the 52nd Venice Biennial in 2007, New Europe at Generali Foundation Vienna and the 9th Istanbul Biennial in 2005.
In Madrid, the young video-artist, Álex Pachón, has created an installation at La Abadía in order to show the states of mind that the city creates in its inhabitants and vice versa, the inhabitants' states of mind that condition city life. The installation brings to life the city of our dreams - ideals and longings - together with the city of our nightmares - the city we would prefer not to see.
After having completed his training in audiovisual communication at the Universidade de Passo Fundo (Brazil), the University of Extremadura (Spain) and the Universidade do Minho (Braga, Portugal), Pachón now combines personal projects as a creator with work within the field of visual effects, animation as a digital artist and art direction for the cinema, together assignments within the realms of advertising, the stage arts and events.
He has lived and worked in Madrid, Barcelona, Portugal, Brazil and the United Kingdom, working for clients such as Artfutura, La Fura dels Baus, the Munich Opera, Olympic Broadcast Services, Mediapro, Sogecable, Tigrelab, Mercat de les Flors, Barcelona City Hall and Teatro de La Abadía.
This year he was awarded the Canal+ 2014 Prize for Video Creation for his piece entitled Cracks, in which he combines cinema experimentation, sound art and contemporary dance. Some of his works have been shown on key cultural forms such as Cultura Inquieta and Fubiz, Metrópolis on TVE2, and Canal+ Xtra. His work has also appeared in the American Dance Video Anthology 2014 and at the Contemporary Art Biennial of Taipei, Taiwan.
In Naples, Carmine Maringola has created a photo story about the memory of the deceased.
Carmine Maringola was born in Torre del Greco in the province of Naples in 1974. He graduated with honors in architecture in 1999 at the University of Naples Federico II. He alternates his work between production designer, photographer and actor, living the theatrical experience fully. In 1994, he meets a piece of the Neapolitan Living Theatre with which he starts its experience as an actor and stage designer. Between 1994 and 2001, he participated in various productions with both the Living Theatre and with the investigating team Neapolitan Tutuguri. In 2003, he moved to Palermo where he worked as an actor for the theater company Lelio. In 2005, he meets Emma Dante and joins the company's South West Coast as an actor, stage designer and photographer. He takes photos of shows such as dogs Branch, Le Pulle, The trilogy of goggles. He works for opera houses such as the Opéra Comique in Paris, the Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari. He is currently working towards the creation of the show "Gisela!", which will open the 2015 opera season of the Teatro Massimo of Palermo.