• Manar Hammad

    Semiologist and archaeologist of Ancient Palmyra

  • David Bossert

    Visual director Disney

  • Beatrice Venezi

    Orchestra Conductors

Fantasy and eternity

Men travelling between the Past and the Future

9 March 2018, 4:45 pm
Pescara, Aurum - Ideas Factory 

Eternity and fantasy represent two constants of human life, complementary dimensions stemming from our imagination and from the universal language of emotions. Two concepts that continuously renew with the ever-changing movements of societies and cultures, through time, without loosing their fundamental ethical function: give sense to our shared present, express a common vision and direction, create a woven that connects humans. The aim of the day was exploring these extraordinary values through the account and the experience of those that live them in their everyday-life, restoring the essence and the memory of past tales and revisiting millenary arts with new vitality. On the threshold between ancient and future, reality and imagination, thought and emotion. 

Lectio Magistralis

  • The renaissance of animation

    From the turn of “the renaissance of animation”, in the 90s of the last century, when the genre overcame the limits of a child-only audience, the unique experience of Destino, a project suspended between past and present, designed by Salvador Dalì and Walt Disney in the ‘40s and brought to life 60 years later. The animation as a modern art of the imagination in the words of David Bossert, visual director of Disney for 30 years.

Speeches

  • Palmira: destructions and constructions of a city of the imaginary

    A city “built to unify” and “destroyed to separate”, land of the imaginary and memory for different cultures. And yet, Palmira is alive and dynamic for those who live it as for those who visit it. The report and analysis of a semiologist. Mannar Hammad, hosted at the Oscar Pomilio Blumm Forum.

    Una città

    costruita per unire

    e

    distrutta per separare

    , luogo dell

    immaginario e della memoria per diverse

    culture. Eppure, Palmira è ancora viva e attiva, per chi la abita c

    ome per chi la visita. Il racconto e l'analisi del

    semiologo Manar Hammad, ospite all

    Oscar Pomilio Blumm Forum

    Una città

    costruita per unire

    e

    distrutta per separare

    , luogo dell

    immaginario e della memoria per diverse

    culture. Eppure, Palmira è ancora viva e attiva, per chi la abita c

    ome per chi la visita. Il racconto e l'analisi del

    semiologo Manar Hammad, ospite all

    Oscar Pomilio Blumm Forum

    città

    costruita per unire

    e

    distrutta per separare

    , luogo dell

    immaginario e della memoria per diverse

    culture. Eppure, Palmira è ancora viva e attiva, per chi la abita c

    ome per chi la visita. Il racconto e l'analisi del

    semiologo Manar Hammad, ospite all

    Oscar Pomilio Blumm Forum

  • Music and cultures. The account of a prodige conductor of orchestra

    Universal language, bearer of eternal values, like beauty, balance and perfection, but also deeply cultural, variable from country to country, depending on the canons and grammars: music speaks to everybody, but in many different ways. The experience of Beatrice Venezi, a young and talented orchestra conductor.

Speakers

  • Manar Hammad

    Semiologist and archaeologist of Ancient Palmyra

    Lebanese architect, semiologist and archaeologist, he is considered one of the world experts of the Syrian site devastated by Isis: he spent twelve years studying and digging Palmira, and he also funded the Dar Hammad Research Centre in Aleppo. He founded the International Association for the Semiotics of Space and the International Association for Visual Semiotics. He is a member of the Asian Society

  • David Bossert

    Visual director Disney

    Disney Visual director for over 30 years,writer, creative director and author, Bossert contributed with his talent to the realization of many Oscar Prized movies such as “The Lion King”, “The Little Mermaid”, "Beauty and the Beast", "Aladdin", "Who framed Roger Rabbit". He is associate productor of the famous animated short film "Destino", realized by Walt Disney and Salvador Dalì

     

  • Beatrice Venezi

    Orchestra Conductors

    “Enfant prodige” coming from the great tradition of Italian orchestra conductors, Beatrice Venezi, who is not already 30 years old, has been recognised by the many awards collected during her career as a brilliant pianist and composer. She has also been nominated ambassador of the Italian culture in the world. As music director, she works both in Italy and abroad, collaborating with many national and international orchestras: since 2014, she is the conductor of the Scarlatti Young Orchestra in Naples and assistant conductor of the Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra, in Yerevan.

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