UNIDEE on the 5th of October again!

Many congratulations to UNIDEE 2013!!!! and all of those who collaborated and worked with us. Here are some images from our opening on 5 October….and it didn’t even rain!:

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photos by Richard Legaspi


work in progress

works in progress for the 5th October, click on the thumbnails for a better look:


UNIDEE on the 5th of October

If you are in Biella on the 5th October, please come along, events begin at 2.30pm, official opening at 6.00pm:




Tukka ‘l cel

Tukka ‘l cel – a project by Muhammad Sohail Azad, Ilaria Biotti and Richard Soriano Legaspi and Marica Vitas at
Bielmonte piazzale 2, in the Oasi Zegna.

The name Tukka’l cel plays with the assonance between touch the sky in the Piedmontese dialect and Tukkal – the name of a fighter kite in Urdu, which is the national language of Pakistan. The project aims to be a window on different narratives that might emerge when performing the same gesture, the flight of a kite, in the context of different geographies and socialisations.

DSC05588group photo by Richard Legaspi

The project is structured into two parts, the first step being the meeting between Muhammad Sohail Azad (buff Kites fighters, Pakistan), Edy Angelino (multiple flight expert with 4 independent stunt kites – unique performance at the international level – passionate in all specialities and manufacturer ) and Andrea Benini (agonist world-class fighters and manufacturer Kites, Italy) who will be the platform in the context of the shooting of an ethno-fiction genre that merges a documentary approach with a fictional aspect. The second meeting was a one day workshop space for informal interaction, the aim is to think through the do’s and provide for the active involvement of thirty participants in the building and flying of kites collective.

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The project is inspired by the concept of ‘other space’, the definition of Michel Foucault, “something like counter-sites, a kind of effectively enacted utopia in which the real sites, all the other real sites that can be found within the culture, are simultaneously represented, contested, and inverted. Places of this kind are outside of all places, even though it may be possible to indicate their location in reality.”(http://www.foucault.info/documents/heterotopia/foucault.heterotopia.en.html). Ilaria Biotti


Michelangelo Pistoletto wins Praemium Imperiale 2013

Congratulations to Michelangelo Pistoletto who has been awarded the Praemium Imperiale 2013 for Painting by the The Japan Art Association.


Michelangelo talks with UNIDEE residents about work for his current exhibition Buco Nero (Black Hole) at the Galleria Continua in San Gimignano.


take the Star Road expedition!

 Il Viale della Stella (The Star Road) is work being developed by UNIDEE resident Anastasia Ryabova, anyone in the Biella area is invited to participate at 2.00pm on 28th September. See below for details:




filando biella deadline extended

There is still time to submit to FILANDO BIELLA International 120 second Film Festival 2013.

DEADLINE is extended up to the 25th of September:

Deadline Extension

view teaser trailer below: