BLOOM&DOOM | poetic riot

Caterina Moroni
Fall 2021


BLOOM&DOOM is an experience to communicate the emergency of climate collapse and inspire people to act now for a possible and more sustainable future. In a middle ground between a guided tour, a party and an activist action, BLOOM&DOOM invites the public to actively participate in an immersive experience in town. A wandering clan of young people will lead the public in an urban ritual. Along the way, the children and young people will pass on to the audience (the adults) their knowledge on how to adapt, how to survive, how to be autonomous, how to keep dreaming in a collapsing world. Hand in hand adults and children will cross the city in search of a sense for the future. Children may find themselves in difficulty, adults may also find themselves in difficulty. We all are. What is the danger if the worst risk is caused by us adults, day after day?
We must have faith in the children and the plants: only they can show us the way.

A project by Caterina Moroni.
With the support of: IN SITU in the context of (UN)COMMON SPACES, co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, Associazione Ideagorà/Prog. PerformingLands and Cross Project in the context of CURA 2021.

Caterina Moroni is an interdisciplinary artist and activist in the cultural and social spheres. Her research focuses on participatory processes, public space and unconventional places. In 2008 she started her own creative activity, collaborating with heterogeneous professionals. Since then her performances, events and art projects have been presented in numerous international contexts. Since 2016 she is a member of the international team selected for the European project “Arts’R’Public_ Euro-Mediterranean Laboratory for Arts in Public Spaces”, which aims at the creation and transmission of the arts in public spaces. Since 2019, she has been a member of IN SITU, a European network dedicated to art in public spaces. Her creations take the form of contemporary rituals, urban walks, installations, games and experiences that change with the context and the people who participate in them, giving life each time to a unique event, with the aim of creating links in the territory and addressing the emergencies and taboos of our society.

Ph. Marco Coppoli