You walk for days among trees and among stones. Rarely does the eye light on a thing, and then only when it has recognized that thing as the sign of another thing. ― Italo Calvino.
People and Places of Maastricht is the first ‘prototype’ of a participatory project developed by Italian artists Streamcolors, in cooperation with our foundation for the city of Maastricht.
In 168 hours, they mapped throughout survey and meetings with the inhabitants their favorites places of Maastricht. Once the places has been revealed Streamcolors started their artistic journey inside these lieu to create their artworks, focused on freezing the time, the colors and the shape existing in that specific moment. In this way they created a completely new, almost an utopian place.
A new images that trigger our eyes to see and enjoy our daily life differently. Thanks also to the unique 3D interactive laboratories, the audience had chance to physically experience their favorite places, in a completely new way, as they never done before. Traveling inside them, exploring the colors, shape and details that most of visitors never noticed before. A new journey for perceiving and discovery the city.
“The ideal place for me is the one in which it is most natural to live as a foreigner.” ― Italo Calvino
Streamcolors’ research journey starts from the concept of futurism, embeds the topics told by Italo Calvino in his Invisible Cities novel and comes across the contemporary perception of time, colors and shape existing within the Cities. This research journey can be perceived in the artistic representation made for Sphinx.
The Eiffelgebouw building, stole their hearts away, thus the artists set up a particular installation dedicated to it. You will be able to experience all the places here soon. In the meantime you can see their journey instead.
Thanks a lot Streamcolor, it has been a pleasure to work with you and starting up new cooperation with Italy.
This project has been supported by Maastricht Tourist office (VVV), Regione Lombardia & Fondazione Cariplo.