DIGITAL LANDSCAPES ATELIER: THE TRANSFORMATION OF LIGHT – REGGIO CHILDREN AT THE MOMA IN NEW YORK

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One of the atelier of Reggio Children, “Digital landscapes: the transformation of light” will open next September 24th at the MoMA, Museum of Modern Art, in New York, jointly with the exhibition “Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900-200″.

The atelier, which will continue until November, will be part of the events – workshops and laboratories, meetings and seminars – that the New York museum, often considered the most important museum of modern art in the world, offers along with an exhibition dedicated to the design history for children between 1900 and 2000, opened last July.

An atelier / interactive workshop, successfully tested during the “City Ateliers” at the Loris Malaguzzi International Centre (Reggio Emilia, Italy), encouraging visitors of all ages to build landscapes and imagery, and explore them through a multiplicity of points of view.

Video and digital languages interweave and interact with constructions of physical materials. Video becomes a simulation of landscape, tracing narratives which can be investigated in three-dimensional spaces. A rich alphabet of diverse materials – transparent, opaque, with differing tactile qualities, natural and recycled – offers the public opportunities for building and inhabiting a constantly transforming lightscape.

In a few days two atelieristas from Reggio will leave for the MoMA, bringing there the experience of the preschools and infant-toddler centres of Reggio Emilia, experience and history also included in the catalogue of the exhibition “Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900-2000″.