Matera 2019

Roots and routes

By 2050 the Earth will have 9 billion inhabitants. In other words, there will be 9 billion mouths to feed. Edible Orchestra’s role is to talk about food not only as an emergency, but above all as an indispensable asset for the wellbeing and economy of a community, as an incentive to be accountable, widen your horizons, care for the environment and look to the future.

Worship, spiritual research, taking care of oneself and stewardship of creation: there are so many reasons for a pilgrimage. Particularly to Matera, where Mary is La Bruna for everyone and the patron saints are a tangible presence, animating religious celebrations and services.

Once dough was kneaded at home, maybe by several hands. Then it was taken to the communal oven, where everyone waited their turn. And all this time, making the same food as the others but in their own way, they were never alone. A singular identity was formed from just two basic ingredients: flour and water.

It’s a story starting with grains of wheat and ending with a fragrant loaf. Breadway is an immersive experience which takes place in the Piccianello district in Matera, in its bread-making streets.

M.E.M.O.RI., the acronym of the Museo Euro-Mediterrraneo dell'Oggetto RI-fiutato (Euro-Mediterranean Museum of Rejected Objects) is an itinerant and interactive museum that is born from a reworking of handicrafts in an artistic way, which have been ‘discarded’ from contemporary dynamics. To achieve this, we worked on the strong generative power of contamination, through a process of exchange, dialogue and comparison between 5 Mediterranean ports (Genoa, Marseille, Malaga, Tetouan, Tunis) and 5 Lucanian communities.

A ship full of actors streaks along the Lucanian state highway, heading to the European Capital of Culture. AWARE is a spectacular street machine travelling along the Basentana highway between Potenza and Matera, through Albano di Lucania, Calciano-Garaguso, Oliveto Lucano and Ferrandina. 

Taking part in the Mammamiaaa community is easy and anyone can do it. All you need is to have a family recipe and be ready to talk about it. Then you just serve it to family and friends, so they can organise lunch, a snack or an evening meal.

Who is the mysterious traveller who walks around the streets of Oppido Lucano? In its day as a Capital, the town will carry out a travelling show along the extra moenia (outside the walls) Trecedde, in order to enhance the unknown parts of the town which are of great historical and cultural importance. These locations will turn into multimedia sets with stories, music, artistic installations, projections and exhibitions, and every stop along this walk through art and nature will be divided into other micro events, forming a structural narration. 

A divinity and a human being: this is the theme that inspires the Proteus project. Proteus is a shape-shifting Greek god, and Leonardo Sinigalli one of the most famous and versatile residents of Montemurro. Seven different areas will inspire seven different themes, with seven different colours and seven different itineraries. Montemurro celebrates its multifaceted nature and its ability to transform itself, while remaining itself.