Ulysses Now Wins the ORA! award of the Compagnia di San Paolo

We are pleased to announce that Ulysses Now is one of the 20 award-winning projects, selected out of 250 submissions to the Compagnia di San Paolo for their contest ORA! Linguaggi contemporanei, produzioni innovative, focusing on visual and performing arts and digital culture.

Of all the selected works, Ulysses Now is the only one that has been awarded the maximum grant amount. More information is available at ora.compagniadisanpaolo.it




From the re-writing and subsequent staging of Ulysses by James Joyce stems a representation conjoining literature,

performing arts, visual arts, and cinema. All this in a design to realise, relying on the leading-edge ‘live movie’ format,

a cross-media interpretation of the Irish writer’s masterpiece.

Using 4G networks and a dedicated app, live direction will be aimed at combining and transmitting in real time 18

chapters of Joyce’s novel, destructured and re-composed in three parallel sequences. These will be represented

simultaneously by three protagonists, in one day, in different places of the city of Torino.

Real contexts and situations, filmed with technical devices (not only professional), will thus be harnessed and shown

not only through live streaming, but also in a physical space where the actors will truly meat to give breath of life to the

final episodes of this work. A creative work, which, in its climax, will be transposed from the virtual dimension on

screen to reality as a stage.

This project has been designed by the ConiglioViola artist duo, who are going to carry out the scene staging and

direction under the supervision of Fabrizio Arcuri. Technology support is provided by TIM Strategy&Innovation.

The cast includes Valentina Diana, Massimo Giovara, and Roberto Zibetti.


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