LAVORATORI DE TURISMO
A study about Venice based on professional experience and the conditions under which workers in the city’s tourist sector do their work.
Lavoratori del turismo is a non-narrative video that aims to pinpoint a device for observing and recording the consequences of global tourism, especially for tourist work and the transformations of the main "holiday cities".
Irene Pittatore. Artist and cultural activist is co-founder of Impasse, a cultural association that works to protect intellectual work (R-set, Tools for cultural workers) and to extend and contaminate contexts by producing and enjoying contemporary art. She works as an artistic collaborator for MW and Playboy Italy.
For the last ten years she has been working on evaluation and creative documentation for institutions and companies through organic sensitive action projects within the context of intervention.
She is working on the art book “A BOOK TO/BE | A DIY user manual for art practices in urban regenerations” (Archive Books publications), devoted to artistic projects connected with urban regeneration processes in Turin and Berlin, edited by Nicoletta Daldanise. The research phase of the project has been carried out in Berlin, thanks to the Movin'Up award of the Department of Goods and Cultural Activities and Italian Tourism and the GAI (Associazione per il Circuito dei Giovani Artisti Italiani).
She has developed cultural cooperative activities with the Radici erranti association and public art interventions in the Pogolotti neighbourhood (Havana): “Parada Pogolotti” was part of the parallel activities of the 2015 Havana Biennial. In 2014, she won the Autofocus Prize for the performance of “VANNI occhiali”, curated by Olga Gambari. In 2012, with Annelies Vaneycken, she participated in the AIR program Viadellafucina with a project on art and gentrification dedicated to Porta Palazzo (Turin). In 2010, with Francesca Macrì, she was invited by the Visual Arts Commission of the Piedmont Region to a training residency in Villa Arson (Nice) and was selected by the Resò network for a residency in Capacete (Rio de Janeiro/ São Paulo), where she developed on art, discrimination and gender consciousness project called In genere.