Centrale Fies archive is online and can be browsed publicly. More than 1,000 video interviews and performances, more than 25,000 photos in front of 600 international artists, hundreds of extra contents and hundreds of visuals and graphics from communication campaigns since 1981.
Centrale Fies is a research center for contemporary performance practices located within a hydroelectric power station of the early twentieth century, partly still active, owned by Hydro Dolomiti Energia. The project, started in 1999 by Barbara Boninsegna and Dino Sommadossi with the Il Gaviale Cooperative on the experience of the Drodesera festival (born in 1981), represents the first example in Italy of industrial archeology recovery for artistic and cultural purposes. Inside, experiments on practices, methods and production processes related to artistic residencies and performing arts are renewed.
Centrale Fies Archive is a platform that virtually brings together a series of documentary materials:
“Centrale Fies Archive - says Dino Sommadossi, Director General of Centrale Fies - will make available to onlookers, students, artists, teachers, researchers, operators, journalists, the possibility to consult online all the material that tells about 40 years of strong cultural actions. The archive will also be useful for students of architecture, cultural heritage, architects and engineers who deal with the recovery and enhancement of former industrial spaces and the role they play in the local context. "