Schedule 2019


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The program of planned activities could be changed due to major forces. It is advisable to consult this website for updates.

Special inaugural events of the 17th edition of the Imaginaria festival

Castle of Conversano | Vernissage  h.19.00  | Free Entry
Regina Pessoa and Abi Feijo with an unprecedented exhibition to celebrate 25 years of activity in animation cinema. The poetic imagination in the works of Roberto Catani. The sequential designed art by Alessandro Sanna. The illustrations with a strong social commitment linked to the Pencils x Riace initiative. The MAUA project between street art and new digital art contents in augmented reality.
Regina Pessoa & Abi Feijo – 25 years of animation cinema
Roberto Catani
Alessandro Sanna
Matite for Riace
MAUA – Museum of Arts with augmented reality

The exhibition remains open from 20 to 24 August from 6.00 pm to 11.30 pm
Note: Pencils x Riace is a selection of 100 tables made by leading Italian illustrators and cartoonists and can be purchased at the entrance of the exhibition. The proceeds will go to support the fundraising #iostoconriace of the Re.Co.Sol – Network of Solidarity Municipalities.

Churchyard of the Cathedral Basilica| h.22.00 | Free Entry
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, the festival offers an unprecedented performance with interactive videomapping and live music in one of the most suggestive places in the historical center of Conversano, the churchyard of the Basilica-Cathedral.

Videomapping by Igor Imhoff
Live musical performance by the SubArdente collective

Igor Imhoff, independent artist who mainly deals with moving images and digital experimentation. The production relates various artistic skills such as painting, video, animation, video games, music. These experiences have merged into interactivity and videomapping such as the re-enactment, at the Svevo Castle of the “Barletta challenge”, the interactive mapping “Prometheus, the poem of fire” at Palazzo Zenobio in Venice or the recent “Anafora”, animated and played live on the walls of the Basilica of Siponto in Manfredonia. Numerous exhibitions and participations in festivals, exhibitions in Italy and abroad, in which he has often won awards. He currently teaches Digital Applications for Art, Digital Animation Techniques and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice. He is also professor of special effects and VR at the 1st level Master of Fine arts in filmmaking at the Ca Foscari University of Venice. To remember the collaboration with “La Fabbrica del Vedere” of the Carlo Montanaro Archive in Venice.

SubArdente is a collective that brings together Apulian musicians from academic and non-academic backgrounds, experts in the field of free musical improvisation.
The improvisational phenomenon that the collective marries, has its roots in the mid-1960s in the USA and in Europe, influenced by Free Jazz and contemporary music. It is an impromptu practice that is born with the intent to break down social conventions, and to deconstruct a pre-established idiomatic musical language. Free improvisation has as fundamental principles the ability to listen to one another between musicians, the public and the surrounding space and the mastery of musical techniques.
The SubArdente collective was born on the occasion of “REC, a small Conduction Festival” held at the Casa delle Arti in Conversano in September 2017.