Visões Úteis was invited by the Fédération des Sites Clunisiens to create a multidisciplinary installation which opened in Cluny in September 2010 during the event “Toute l’Europe à Cluny”. This installation integrated contributions of 15 local partners from cluniac sites in 4 countries that the team had previously visited.
Cluny’s past influence in the cultural, political, geographical and spiritual areas was crucial to the definition of the very idea of Europe, and the dilemmas of the Order of Cluny mirror the ones of today’s European Union – how to maintain unity when territory expands, how to enforce a set of rules in a diversity of cultures, how to conciliate the cultural and spiritual aspects with material needs. This parallel, and the importance of the immaterial heritage beyond the stones of the remaining patrimony, were the project’s main themes.The installation The Language of Stones ran from the 7th to the 12th of September 2010, having received more than 700 spectactors from all nationalities.
THE LANGUAGE OF STONES
37th creation from Visões Úteis
A co-production by Visões Úteis / Cluny 2010 : Ville de Cluny and Fédération des sites Clunisiens
Ana Vitorino e Carlos Costa
entropiadesign/ João Martins with Illustration and Animations by João Tiago Fernandes, Acting by Diogo Dória, Photos by Paulo Pimenta, Viideo Editing by Alexandre Araújo
Plastic Installation and Interventions
Inês de Carvalho with Construction Assistance by de Daniel Teixeira
Michele Putortì with Acting by Ana Vitorino e Carlos Costa
Original Music and Sound Design
Maria Antónia Reis
Romaric Bute (Cluny 2010 / Association Paille à son)
Joana Neto / Mélanie Garziglia (Cluny 2010)
entropiadesign based on an image by Ricardo Lafuente
Visões Úteis / Cluny 2010