To Actuality side steps mediated forms of representation to explore the possibility of art as an actuality more directly connected with different life experiences and realities found in an urban environment. The project proposes a number of diverse artistic positions that attempt a directly experiential engagement with their public: to reach communicational power the participants in To Actuality search out alternate possibilities for art that exist next to, but also beyond retinal, aesthetic and textual premises.
Although quite diverse, the artworks in To Actuality strive to closely relate to social, cultural and political situations in Bozen/Bolzano. The artwork will take place in various indoor and outdoor locations throughout the city and will involve both pre existing infrastructures and situations specifically created for the project. Thereby, To Actuality hopes to offer diverse audiences opportunities to more directly experience contemporary art. In the process, the work in this project strengthens the bond between art and life, reminding us of that we have art so that we do not perish from reality.
The performative practices in To Actuality are less interested in the metaphorical or the mytho-poetic, or in a conveyance of “deeper meaning” than in instrumentalizing the artwork-public relationship in sensitive and critical, and more concrete terms within a broad urban arena. Consequently, To Actuality provides novel ways to experience art as a pro active relevance. (Maia Damianovic)