(designed to read with the window set to two-thirds of the screen width)
everyone is laughing and strangers are talking to each other**
'a mixture of humour and profound seriousness'
'sometimes he turned to the audience as if baffled and said warum' (what is warum?)
tables, sofas, bodysize cushion beds, all with headphones, some with laptops, some with books, questione, many things... some in italian
all these are white, and well-spaced for quiet listening
there is a magnetic world map with folk music earphones, each linked to a country
the whole thing is wonderful, so modest, unpushy, and friendly
some of the exhibits were made by schools, musicians, artists, designers and film makers
as I began writing this while sitting on one of the sofas, the assistant came over to tell me that it's closing in 10 minutes
a celebration of luciano berio
he advised those who made it but did he not live to see it (he died last may she said)
I hope to return and see and hear (and do!) more and to see Pete Gomes' hand-drawn animation on 8mm film which didn't come on during my brief visit but which I came to see...
**I am reminded of Edwin Schlossberg's descriptions of interactive exhibitions - those which provoke people to interact with each other as well as with the things exhibited.
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