The Museo del Patrimonio Industriale of Bologna is pleased to host the installation NO CRASH museum, a new format conceived to bring the themes of the world of work into museums through art, performance and new media and to involve visitors in the debate on the prevention of accidents and illnesses in the workplace, the importance of which is recognised by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The installation, produced by the creative enterprise Imagem srl, is the result of an international video-dance project born in 2020 and developed with three short films made as part of the Arte e/è Lavoro (Art and/is Work) awareness campaign, a question of accents on the inalienable values of dignity and safety, white deaths and the lack of rights and civilisation that these victims remind us of every day. Already presented individually at national and international events, the three short films are now brought together for the first time in an evocative immersive environment inside the museum that will be on display from 28 April to 30 June 2023.
The three short films:
NO CRASH, spatiorisonante (02:07 – prod. 2020)
A space that could represent any of the world’s suburbs, degraded and unsafe, becomes the setting for shouting to the world the desire to break free from the slavery of a job without rights.
HOPE, openly (02:17 – prod. 2021)
When the mind is oppressed by an insecure and undignified job, it clings to hope. A tale towards freedom from the gears that constrict the body and kill the mind.
27 dollars, daydream (11:09 – prod. 2022)
A dreamlike “daydream”, between operatic song and contemporary dance, freely inspired by “The poor man’s banker”, the first book by Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus, in which the author dreams of “segregating poverty in museums” through an economic model based on work. In the sung arias, the exhortations of microcredit and the possibility given to a group of young women to find a decent job as redemption from the abyss of poverty are narrated.
Museum of Industrial Heritage – Via della Beverara, 123 – Bologna