Modulating Reality and Engendering Dreams: Alice in the City | 4mins
Director: Alessandro De Toni, Laura Viezzoli, Lorenzo Cioffi & Tommaso | Producer: Alice in the City Collective
Focus Years: 2009 | Country: China
The Journalistsâ€™ Village, inaugurated by the King himself, since the very beginning was an amazing British style district, an elegant and quiet â€œgarden-townâ€, very different from the neighboring metropolis. While industrial development runs at a frenzied pace along the the northern railway, the village remains the same and it still lives in a fantastic isolation, in a surreal atmosphere engendering dreams. Its location is Milano, Italy, Villaggio dei Giornalisti. "Alice in the City" is a project of psychogeographic observation, which tell us the contrast between different worlds of significance and show us the physical oxymorons made by time and development. Each episode describes a district, a corner of the city, a discovery which goes beyond the narrow visual field of everyday itinerary. Itâ€™s all about sensing places, shapes, lines, people as if itâ€™s the first time, like lettrist psychogeography used to do in search of the emotional effects of the environment.