Taylor Macklin – Last Night at Istituto Svizzero in Rome

The closing reception of the project Fade In: A Tracking Shot organised by Zurich-based project space Taylor Macklin at Istituto Svizzero will take place on Friday 6 May, 2016. Throughout the month of April, Taylor Macklin conceived a program of performances, installations, exhibitions, lectures and concerts, that speculated on the context-defining architecture of the Istituto Svizzero’s Dipendenza – the annex building of the Villa Maraini – the headquarters of the Istituto Svizzero in Rome. The program has been tailored to engage with the spaces usually closed for general public: marginal spaces such as corridors as well as offices and private rooms making these accessible to a larger public and thus giving insight into the private life of the institution.

The program of May 6 is composed of an evening divided into separate chapters, including a closing speech by Studio for Propositional Cinema, a presentation of the new issue A Plastic Island of the Mind of the Starship Magazine, a performance by Gerry Bibby, a concert by UOM and a bar by POOL, especially designed for the occasion on the terrace.

The release of Taylor Macklin’s publication Fade In: A Tracking Shot/ Fade Out: Someone, In The Silence, Is Moving will also be celebrated.

On the night, the other exhibitions that have opened over the past weeks will can also be accessed. These include the group exhibition No Hope No Fear organized by Daniel PetersonFADE IN: A TRACKING SHOT by Studio for Propositional CinemaStudentenstadt by JAZZBAR and MACHO AMORE ROMA by Sarah Ortmeyer.

Evening program

Terrace Bar
6.30pm till late

Studio for Propositional Cinema
Closing Speech

7.00 pm

Starship Magazine
Presentation of Issue no. 14, A Plastic Island of the Mind

At Istituto Svizzero di Roma Starship a scenic reading will take place, with works by Taocheng Wang, Judith Hopf and Martin Ebner, Karl Holmqvist and Kirsten Pieroth, Ariane Müller, Anders Clausen, Mandla Reuter, Nora Schultz, and Morgan Fisher. Gerry Bibby, columnist for Starship will contribute to this, including a hoola hoop loop.

Concert on the terrace
9.00 pm

UOM will debut with a set up consisting of voice, sampler keyboard and a non-sequenced modular synthesizer – aiming to move the focus from generated patterns to nonlinear time structures and to explore the vivid timbral morphing possibilities and dynamic range of their electronic instruments and the human voice.

Istituto Svizzero – Via Ludovisi 48 – 00187 Roma
Friday 6 May 2016, from 6.30pm till late