Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Pasolini's Rome on Google Maps

Pier Paolo Pasolini was an extraordinary Italian poet, writer and director. La Cinémathèque Française in Paris has developed a Google Map to explore Pasolini's life in Rome. The map is a "journey to the heart of what constituted and defined him: friendship, literature, politics, love, sex, cinema."

The map was created for the European exhibition on Pier Paolo Pasolini. The exhibition is currently on show in Barcelona, and will be in Paris in October, before moving on to Rome and Berlin. The Pasolini Roma Map however can be visited by anyone around the world.

The map contains locations important in the life and work of Pasolini, interspersed with commentary, photos and clips from the artist's films. The map also includes a number of entries by Žilda, a street artist from Rennes (France), whose collages summon the phantoms of Pasolini at the corner of Roman alleyways.

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