Vicenza is the city of gold, but … how is the gold of Vicenza born?

Created specifically for Vicenza in Oro 1333 (goldsmith association) with the participation of Museo del Gioiello (Jewelry Museum) and the collaboration of Prof. Maria Cristina Del Mare, The Time and the Gold is a theatrical journey to get to know more closely goldsmiths and watchmakers in the city.

The Time and the Gold is an Emotive Mapping that tells the story of Vicenza and of goldsmiths and watchmakers, custodians of a tradition that has its roots already in the 1300s. Narrations, acrtions and visits to the shops and, most of all, to the workshops. The Time and the Gold is chache to remember that in Vicenza gold is still a driving force of the economy of the city and flows, sometimes a bit hidden, throughout the city.

Through a light and poetic language the spectators feel at home in the artisan shops of the historic centre.




Emotive Mapping is a performative walk and an human specific performance that we develop in collaboration with the local community and the local artists.
The playful nature of the performance aims to re-connect the participants to their familiar surroundings under a different light. It shapes a new, different story. It provides an opportunity to reflect and re-think places and events with an ironic and spontaneous take.
The participants can exercise their own perception. Freely playing with topography and connecting with the imaginative side of their childhood, without fear.
Through the narration and the actions, the participants will eventually be led to dissolve the perception of historical conflicts which for some could still be present and tangible.