Sol Invictus

Kunst, Performance, Sound, Milano, Palermo, Roma

Christmas edition: sounds and performances in Milano, Palermo and Roma

Milano, Palermo, Roma
Kunst, Performance, Sound

Christmas edition: sounds and performances in Milano, Palermo and Roma

This year, Istituto Svizzero celebrates the winter solstice through a series of performances and listening sessions in Roma, Milano and Palermo!

At first glance, the celebration of sunlight and the celebration of Christmas would appear to be two opposites: the luminous splendour of the day and the silvery glow of the winter moon, the warmth of sun’s rays and the cold silence of Advent. Yet, Christmas festivities find their origins in the pagan festival dedicated to the sun, from Latin Sol Invictus, as the star that allows life on Earth, the light in the night, the one that defeats the darkness.

As part of the event Sol Invictus – taking place over three days in three different cities – Istituto Svizzero invites artists to show partly existing and partly new performative works to celebrate the solstice. Three evenings of movement, performances, sound, light and shimmering hope for the coming year in these turbulent times.

Food and drinks can be purchased on-site.

Sol Invictus Milano
16.12.2021 H19:00-23:00
Fondazione Marconi, via Tadino 15, Milan
Free entrance, registration required.

Performances by: Eleonora Luccarini, Tobias Koch, Tosh Basco
Audio/Visual Set by Baransu

Sol Invictus Palermo
17.12.2021 H20:00-23:00
ZACentrale, viaPaolo Gili 4, Palermo
Free entrance, registration at the door.

Performances by: Monica Klingler, Nicole Bachmann
Listening session by Bunny Dakota (aka Martina Ruggeri)

Sol Invictus Roma
18.12.2021 H18:00-24:00
Istituto Svizzero, Via Liguria 20, Rome
Free entrance, registration required.

Performances by: Annamaria Ajmone, Nicole Bachmann, Jacopo Belloni, Tobias Koch, Tosh Basco
Listening session by Bunny Dakota (aka Martina Ruggeri)


In accordance with current regulations, the public is required to present a strengthened Covid Green Certificate at the entrance in order to access the event. This includes one of the following:

  • • You have received the anti-COVID-19 vaccination, with proof that you have received the first dose of vaccine at least 15 days previously or that you have completed the vaccination cycle;
  • • Recovery from COVID-19 within 6 months prior to the date of the event.