ROVER.LIVE

Rover welcomes the people in Palermo, temporary visitors, and the world wide web to its flexible facility on Via Roma 206.

Rover is a particular recycling + broadcast plant (rampicante) that tries to understand matter (acting as a decomposer), and how to process it altogether.

It incorporates various activities and is in celebration of fully tangled conglomerate outputs, which occupy a multitude of different dispersal / communication techniques, including.. film making, film screenings, paper / poster making, filtration systems, live broadcasts, music events, maquettes to model forecasting and currents, loose scripts for theatre, solar radio systems. For Manifesta in Palermo, the project takes ideas from waste management chains that process matter, to figure out different communication tools (and the loss that occurs in the widest sense of translation) that will question what is waste itself.

Rover.live has two workshops operating simultaneously at Via Roma 206.

Upstairs is a recycling plant focused on making posters. The posters are made from a pulp of blended paper, left-over from different organisations now based in Palermo: cards, wraps and all kinds of printed information (that might inform about the current concurrences in town) are added to the mix, along with discards/detritus found around the streets and squares, small solar powered radio systems (opening FM wavelengths in fluctuation with sunlight) and germinating seeds. These communications tangle in the pulp pool to create inadvertent archives of activity both internal and external to the facility. Various parameters recreate air and underwater currents, and other alterations in flow and direction. Filtration systems operate in tangent with this pool, and various sieves are used to produce the paper. They are distributed to public spaces across the city and disseminated online, to announce the facility's activity, a continuous open call, and a conglomerate of surrounding events and organisations.

Downstairs is a cinema which hosts film screenings in the form of a perennial moving image playlist, in accumulation throughout our time here. A permanently open - open call - initially stemming from artists and filmmakers in Palermo, Barcelona, London, and announced via various communication methods, including the posters, invites participation. The cinema will celebrate it’s existence every Sunday (MOSTRA) at 20.00 with presentations of particular films, with the idea of fostering further exchange and in appreciation of the difference of things occupying space together.

The intention of these activities is to gather a group of people interested in developing a series of filming events in response to the current climate in Palermo. Rover.live is a platform that processes, edits and broadcasts live links simultaneously and is looking for collaborators to exchange impressions while making films using the available media in Palermo.

with Victor Ruiz Colomer & many more,

 As a Collateral Event for Manifesta 12, Palermo
with help from Spazio Y and Step Travel Grants

Via Roma 206, Palermo
October 2018



STORYTELLING 3. MODE 4. AA1, DESEA 2

with Ikram Bouloum + Victor Ruiz Colomer
at FASE, Barcelona

September 2018



PULLER

on-going development
with Victor Ruiz Colomer,
 

 6th MOSCOW BIENNALE FOR YOUNG ART 
curated by LUCREZIA CALABRÒ VISCONTI

June 2018



SIEVER CIRCLE

with Victor Ruiz Colomer,

as part of Endless Process at MUU KAAPELI, Helsinki
curated by XAVI ACARÍN and with MARÍA ALCAIDE, DIEGO DIEZ,
ROBERTA LIMA, AGNÈS PE, HARRI PIISPANEN, ANNE ROININEN, ALEXANDER SALVESEN

May 2018
(images by Diego Diez, Agnes Pe, MUU and us)



DIATOM BLOOMS

with Tom Chisholm and George Lynch,
(San Mei, London)
Spring 2018



SIEVER CIRCLE

February 2018



ROVER

with Victor Ruiz-Colomer,

as part of GIMMICK 1, curated by Antoni Hervàs
(Sant Andreu Contemporani, Barcelona)
November 2017



ACTORA

new collective work with Victor Ruiz-Colomer,
(Actora, Barcelona)
Summer 2017



Slade Degree Show

with Valerie Kong
(Slade School of Art, London)
June 2017



MANY

a collab show between all the artists in residence at the space
(Limbo, London)
November 2016



LIMBO

Latona Road, London, SE15 6RX
 July 2015 - September 2016 Archive 



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