11/12/13/14 SEPTEMBER 2014 FREE ENTRY
FORMER LATIN PAPER MILL – Appia Antica Regional Park, Via Appia Antica 42, Rome
Good and genuine things with attention to local producers, all served on compostable packaging. These are the watchwords of the 90dB refreshment point, a place to take a break from the city or stop between one installation and another. From snack to dinner through a fresh aperitif; on Saturdays and Sundays there will also be picnic kits, for an outdoor lunch with your children and friends.
With about 3,400 hectares in size, the Appia Antica Regional Park is the largest park in Rome. Its territory extends from the city center to reach beyond the ring road, including some archaeological areas of primary importance.
With an exceptional strategic position close to the Aurelian Walls halfway between Porta S. Sebastiano and the Domine Quo Vadis church, exactly where the Appia Antica intersects the ancient river Almone we find the Ex-Cartiera complex. Latina, one of the few surviving industrial plants in the city of Rome.
Unique of its kind in the urban context of the capital, thanks to the continuous availability of running water in the seventeenth century, this structure was a fulling mill for the fulling of woolen cloths, before becoming a grinding plant and finally transformed into a paper mill in 1912. Using rags of linen and cotton, the company manufactured particular and light papers, whose production continued until the 1950s and ended definitively in 1991. Since 1998 it has become the headquarters of the Park Authority.
This unusual and green setting will be animated by 90dB artists during the four days of the festival: 22 international artists who have focused their work by investigating the relationship between sound and environment, between creative practice and the use of new technological means.
A unique opportunity to spend a day in one of the most beautiful views of Rome, including sound installations, concerts and sound workshops for young and old.