Next weekend the city of Vieste will be the protagonist of the “Incantarium” project, a review of interactive exhibitions-shows that tell “places to visit” with a story based on a selection from a large and rare collection of ancient impossible objects. and the magical-scientific installation by Alexis Arts. Appointments are scheduled for Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 September at the Archaeological Museum in Vieste. On Saturday from 17.00 to 20.00 and on Sunday from 10 to 12 and from 17.00 to 20.00. The initiative has seen the participation of the Municipality of Vieste – the Department of Culture.
The aim of the project is the realization of an educative-creative path that leads to an exploration of the growth of the lighthouses and towers of the Puglia region and their important role in the history of the region.
The chosen themes “Communication, Discovery, Observation” were inspired by the features of the San Felice Tower in Vieste and the San Giovanni Lighthouse in Ugento and will describe the different modes of observation, discovery and communication with magical-scientific installations. Coast towers and lighthouses had the role of communicating a variety of messages to sailors and people in the area, both near and far and located in the area of another lighthouse or tower on the coast. They published and thanks to this they explored the sea or the surrounding area and were equipped with instruments that allowed them to see and then report a message that had passed from land to sea. So the themes “communicate, explore, observe” presented in a magical key through scientific installations, thanks to the inventors who first conceived them, evoke a sense of awe.
The project will be completed with the area of the Torre San Felice di Vieste, which will have a central role in the tour, but will also refer to features and links with other towers in the waterfront. The tour includes participation from internationally renowned artist Alexis Arts, winner of 7 Guinness of Records, and scientific communicators who will accompany visitors along the way. The public will be taken on a magical-scientific tour, during which various installations and their links with the San Felice Tower will be presented through illusions and fantastic stories.
With the Tower of San Felice in Vieste the subject would be introduced with an original letter from Guglielmo Marconi, with an authentic valve symbolically indicating how the towers represented the ancient “telephone”.
The magical-scientist tour continues with the theme “Exploring” which will be presented with a selection of scientific instruments, which will lead the audience to experience different modes of observation.
The theme “observation” would begin with the presentation of a selection of “observational tools” from the Greek “scope”, with confusion and a spectacular take on the tales of inventors and inventors to tell. The exhibition of the ancient kaleidoscope with an autographed letter from the Scottish scientist, David Brewster, the inventor of the first kaleidoscope in 1816, will prompt us to reflect on the various and many perspectives with which we can observe the horizon.
However, the observed reality can be replaced by an illusion in the form of a hologram or a magical-scientific foundation on Bernoulli’s theorem presented in the tour.
The magical scientific tour will end with installations capable of breaking the laws of physics such as the “Rising Upside Down” setting of water.
On the way there will be a chance to be photographed with the illusion of flight. The photo exhibition will have a souvenir which will be carried by the public.
The activity is entrusted to the Puglia Public Theater by the Department of Tourism, Economics of Culture and Growth of the Puglia Region and financed by the Interreg V/A Greece-Italy 2014/2020 program within the Cohen – Coastal Heritage Network project, in which the department is a partner .
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