Prisma takes the cue from the ad hoc project realized by Sciarroni and Masbedo for the multimedia
visual campaign of the Italian miart fair this year.
“Sciarroni is the most invited Italian artist abroad, and his shows are now little classics in the contemporary scene.” La Stampa
“MASBEDO is a perfectly successful duo that playing with video creates performance and emotions.” Vogue
Following the retrospective programmed by Triennale Teatro dell’Arte during 2017, Alessandro Sciarroni returns with a project realised in collaboration with the video artists MASBEDO. Originating from the synergy between Triennale Teatro dell’Arte and miart modern and contemporary art fair, Prisma draws on a special project devised specifically for miart’s 2018 multimedia visual campaign. The piece is inspired by one of the choreographer’s early works, Cowboys, created in 2008, in which the performers’ identities were made unrecognisable by the use of mirrors “worn” in front of their faces. Their bodies lost definition, merging with the performance space and the audience’s gaze. Prisma plays with a stretched-out rhythm and with the dialogue between the new video element and the “headless” bodies of the performers, generating refracted images and colours reflected by the mirrors. The work has a hypnotic effect, transforming the figures on stage into moving screens.
Alessandro Sciarroni is an artist active in the performing arts, with an experience that spans from visual arts to theatre research. His projects have been presented in dance and theatre festivals, museums, galleries, and non-conventional spaces and involve performers of various disciplines. CHROMA_turning_project (2014-2017), Aurora (2015), JOSEPH_kids (2013), Untitled (2013), FOLK-S (2012) and JOSEPH (2011) are a few of his most recent productions which have been presented at Kunstenfestivaldesarts in Brussels, Centre Pompidou and Le Centquatre in Paris, at MAXXI in Rome, Impulstanz Festival in Vienna, the Abu Dhabi Art Fair and many other cultural centers. In 2013 and 2014 he was invited to create two events for the dance section of the Venice Biennial which was directed by Virgilio Sieni. He is currently working on a new project called Augusto. In 2015 he received the support of Fondation d’Entreprise Hermès for Aurora. In 2012 he won the Premio Danza&Danza for best emerging creator. The year after he won the Premio Rete Critica, promoted by the jury of the most important theatre criticism websites as part of the Ubu Awards ceremony. He is an associated artist of Le Centquatre art center in Paris. In 2017 he was awarded the Premio Hystrio-Corpo a Corpo and the Premio Europa Realtà Teatrali. He is supported by Marche Teatro and da apap – advancing performing arts project.
MASBEDO is an artistic duo formed in 1999 by Nicolò Massazza and Iacopo Bedogni. Their artistic research has focused on the theme of incommunicability, highlighting the paradox of our communication society. This research has led to the creation of video-performances, of a strong pictorial value, in which the viewer is involved in the video space and in the environment the duo creates. The works of MASBEDO have been hosted in collective exhibitions, festivals and film viewings in important arts centers such as the MARTa in Herford, MADRE in Naples, CAC in Geneva, Martin Gropius Bau in Berlin, the 21er Haus in Vienna, Art Basel and Art Film Art Basel in Hong Kong, GAM in Turin, Rencontres Internationales in Paris, Berlin and Madrid, at Giornate degli Autori of the 69th and the 71st Venice International Film Festival, at Walter Reade Theater of the Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York, the Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival and at the Reykjavik International Film Festival. MASBEDO’s performances have been supported by Romaeuropa Festival, Centrale Fies and Tanzhaus Duesseldorf. In 2015 the duo signed the original sets for Mozart’s The Magic Flute, produced by Fondazione Arena in Verona and in 2017, for Karol Szymanowski’s King Roger directed by Antonio Pappano and produced by Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome and by Fondazione Romaeuropa.
A project by Triennale Teatro dell’Arte and miart.
commissioned by: FOG Triennale Milano Performing Arts and miart
conception: Alessandro Sciarroni in collaboration with MASBEDO
with: Anna Bragagnolo, Francesco Marilungo, Luana Milani, Matteo Ramponi
April 12, 2018