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Exhibition, Pinksummer, Genoa, Italy, july 2002

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The title of the project indicates a randomly selected date in which the local newspaper of Genoa listed 85 movie theaters that showed a wide array of movies.
The project explores the actual condition of these theaters, which have almost all disappeared, altering conspicuously the social and cultural landscape of the city. A map, locating the various cinemas through the entire body of the city, including peripheral and popular neighborhoods, a series of cards, where a résumé of the movie displayed that day collides with its actual anonymous condition of garage, supermarket, hair-salon or pizzeria and a continuous video projection of fragments of the movies showed that day constitute a testimony of urban transformation and decadence, where the extinction of this particular cultural and architectural program is one among several symptoms.
Today the cinemas in Genoa are 24.

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