A new sensibility towards unfinished ruins: affective knowledge translation through experimental video

Arboleda, P. (2021) A new sensibility towards unfinished ruins: affective knowledge translation through experimental video. Space and Culture, (doi: 10.1177/1206331221989962) (Early Online Publication)

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Abstract

In the last 50 years, and due to a dilapidation of funds, hundreds of public works have remained unfinished in Italy, most especially in Sicily. In 2007, the group of artists Alterazioni Video declared these modern ruins a formal architectural style—so-called Incompiuto Siciliano— through which they aim to change the buildings’ negative perception, turning it into something positive. In September 2015, I carried out an urban exploration journey during which I visited a dozen Incompiuto Siciliano works all across Sicily in one week. Based on that journey, this paper argues that a renewed sensibility towards incompletion necessarily requires original and creative methods to translate the affective knowledge gained in these sites. Therefore, through the use of personal narratives and the creation of three different experimental videos, the aim is to advance the way we translate embodied encounters with these spaces. This is relevant not only in the context of modern ruins but in further unruly spaces where aesthetic experiences emerge.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Early Online Publication
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Arboleda, Dr Pablo
Authors: Arboleda, P.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Geographical and Earth Sciences
Journal Name:Space and Culture
Publisher:SAGE
ISSN:1206-3312
ISSN (Online):1552-8308
Published Online:22 February 2021
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2021 The Author
First Published:First published in Space and Culture 2021
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons licence

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