Genius Loci

“Nullus locus sine Genio”
The Genius loci is a natural and a supernatural entity tied to a place frequented by humans. It was tradition to invoke this presence whenever there was the intention to settle down (even temporarily) to a place, a home rather than a forest or a field, to show respect and to ask for permission to attend such a place.

The Geniuses are different and each seems to have its own personality and its own character that permeates the places they guarded, and often ends up influencing people that settle there.

This documentary is looking for these “entities” in the places that host the DAE16 Multimedia Art Festival. Through these research different relations, attitudes and lifestyle choices are highlighted: the various characters are defined by a common sense of belonging, by a special bond with the territory and by a unique attitude to the work.