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What happened to the travelers of the "silk roads" is what h as always happened to the men and women who are the  protagonists of eni's missions in every country of the world. People who have left in search of e nergy and every time\, while travelling\, have met and talked with far away and different worlds. The exhibition "Black on White" tells about eni and a part of its recent research and exploration history through a thread of w ords and images running on white walls like the pages of a journal.

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Black. Black like a thread of ink that writes and takes note of  fragments of the history \, better yet\,  of the histories of eni explorer s. A thread of words that flows on walls that are white. White like the pag es of a journal\, like a world yet to be discovered. Black on white\, indel ible\,  so that it remains in the people's memory.  "Black on White" is the exhibition project that tells about eni and a part of its recent research and exploration history. The authors are four young artists under 30 each s howing his own sensitivity. New eyes to look into this part of life of the company. Four explorers themselves who left for a journey through the exper iences and histories  of  eni's explorers of old times\, running through th eir traces. A journey through the materials kept in eni's historical Archiv e\, through the memory of the pioneers\,  through the  finds\, documents\, photographs  and black and white films. Fragments of memories\, imagined ag ain today\, portions and "vibrations" of inner worlds set in a new history.

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The thread of the tale...

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Black on white. The ink line is the flow\, the sign to follow in order  to under stand the meaning of the tale. A guide to find one's way\, to reassemble an d give a meaning to the collection of evidences\, images\, objects\, docume nts\, sounds the eni's men and women have produced\, put together and colle cted during their journeys.

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The mark runs through the perimeter of the setting\, taking up different shapes\, once becoming a text\, once the outline of a far land that gives rise to images and memories\, once again a box or a drawer which contains who knows what surprise... Following the th read for the visitor means starting a trip\, a little journey which does no t follow a time sequence but is focused upon the importance of the subject\ , which will not lead him to a destination\, to a final point\, but to the discovery of a part of eni's world.

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A four-side t ale

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The "Black on White" tale is not arranged in a linear way. The black thread connects four main subjects\, in which the tale is br oken down into four narrative lines.

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eniwhere:  wh erever. The limitless world of eni's  exploration in the world.  All the ar eas  of the world reached  by the expedition men. A section where the conte nt is represented by the places and civilizations with which eni has operat ed.

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eniway: in any way.  The challenge to places a nd to the most difficult and complex environmental and cultural conditions has developed in the company's dna an extraordinary  capacity to adjust and start relations and exchange values.

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enione: peop le and their value.  Business adventures\, but first of all adventures of m en\, of their knowledge and know-how\, as well as of their sensitivity and fragility.  The section focuses upon the description and profiles (real or false) of the protagonists of the expeditions.

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eni time:  deeply different times and social contexts\, today still experienced by each one with the same spirit.  At any time\, from the 50's to date\, t he six-legged dog expresses its own opinion in a consistent way.

DTEND:20130310 DTSTAMP:20140722T224456 DTSTART:20121027 GEO:41.8996582;12.491572 LOCATION:Palazzo delle Esposizioni\,Via Nazionale\, 194 \nRoma\, 00184 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Nero su bianco UID:258161 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR