CINEMODERNO at Careof, Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan
31 October 2016
3 hours sound performance
13th December 7pm @ careof, Fabbrica del Vapore
Ultradiana was born as a series of magnetic tape recordings that collect vocal, improvisational materials carried out into Villa Borghese parking lot in Rome, projected by architect Luigi Moretti in 1966. Thanks to its configuration and the conformation of its domes, the natural acoustic effect of the place sounds in a peculiar and polyrithmical way giving to the performers a sonic structure to dialogue with. These materials are subjected to electronic treatments and are reproduced during series of extended, live executions where different settings and sound figures are presented depending by place and context. Originally conceived as a twelve hour act, for Cinemoderno Ultradiana is presented in a reduced form of three hours live-act, to remain in the spaces of Careof during the following days as a residual listening sculpture. Ultradiana opens up a coral and ritual conditioning space: through the voice it takes back in an alterated state of consciousness that question on the volutive, linguistic function of the sonic space.
Francesco Fonassi (Brescia, 1986) is an italian artist and sonic researcher operating in the field of live media. His work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions at Italian and international institutions such as Palais de Tokyo, Paris; MAXXI, MACRO, Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome; CoCA, Torun; Viafarini DOCVA e CareOf, Milan; The Emily Harvey Foundation, New York; Fargfabriken, Stockholm; Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin; Fondazione Memmo, Rome; Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice; MAG, Riva del Garda; Museo Pecci, Milan. He has been finalist at Furla Prize (2015), LUM Prize (2011) and winner of 6Artista Prize (2012). Among the interventions and performanc in festivals, manifestations and indipendent spaces: BB15, Linz; Blockhaus DY10, Nantes; Bunker, Torino; DKSG Galerija and Remont Gallery, Belgrado; A Certain Lack Of Coherence, Porto; Glassbox, Paris; LocaleDUE, Bologna; Sarajevo Winter Festival, Sarajevo; Bjcem, Skopje; Quadriennale di Roma, Rome. The residency programs in which he has taken part include Le Pavillon, Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Fondazione Pastificio Cerere, Rome – Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris; Atelier BLM, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice; Real Presence 2007-2010, Belgrade – Castello di Rivoli, Turin. Forming a primarily ethical relationship with knowledge and with others, the work of Francesco Fonassi acts on the dynamics of perception, forcing reality to clash with the devices of separation and interaction that are implied by and express a general feeling. He does this by focusing on the human tendency to submit or react to forms of aggression and isolation, interruption and duration, through the experience of listening, which he takes as a threshold on which to explore relationships of activity and passivity, and beyond which to trace out realms of co-belonging. Through actions, recordings, environmental configurations, radio transmissions, listening sessions, and the creation of audiovisual and sensory spaces, Fonassi gives tangible form to the place where knowledge and imagination flow into each other, and the image – whether mathematical, visual or auditory – takes on a function of actualization. Linking together different forms of knowledge, Fonassi designs the space for a multitude of subjects that are no longer passive, both perceiving and perceived, susceptible to developing ways of holding together and resisting inclusion in a selfsufficient whole, be it acoustic or social.
Composed and performed live by: Francesco Fonassi
Voice: Letizia Fiorenza e Carlotta Martina Crapes
Photo credits: Francesco Demichelis
Si sa che le pecore non sono carnivore
29th November 7 pm @ Careof – Fabbrica del Vapore
Sonic reading inside the film Eight Chapters in Four Movements by Teresa Cos.
Freely adapted from the first chapter of Crowds and Power by Elias Canetti.
Live sound: Teresa Cos
Live reading: Mela Boev
During the screening of the film Eight Chapters in Four Movements, where the video footage of her rush hour walking performance over London Bridge is showed uncut and accompanied by reiterating beats and keywords from Henri Lefebvre’s Rhythmanalisis, Teresa Cos will perform an emotional re-reading of the work, intervening live on the original soundtrack with a new sound composition that will intertwine with the words of Canetti, as read through a conference call with Mela Boev.
Teresa Cos investigates the human condition, understood as the endless negotiation between individual subjectivities and global societies, embedded conditions of birth and shifting nomadic becomings. Through still and moving images, sound and music, diagrams and scores, she exposes a sort of absurd dynamic stagnation (loop), generated by the “always different, always the same” repetition of everyday rituals and the mesmeric reiteration of socio-political concepts. Recent and upcoming presentations of her work include the Venice 14th International Architecture Biennale, Drodesera XXXVI, Marres House of Contemporary Culture Maastricht, the Metropolitan Arts Center Belfast, Careof Milan. Cos has been a participant of the Jan Van Eyck Academie program and she is about to start a one year residency at WIELS Center for Contemporary Art in Brussels.
Splendore, Audiovisual live set
Anna Franceschini & Diego Marcon
16th November 2016 7pm @ Careof, Fabbrica del Vapore
For the second issue of CINEMODERNO Anna Franceschini and Diego Marcon propose Splendore, a audiovisual live show, mediated by film camera devices and with audio amplification. Through the appropriation of occasional ideas, Splendore shows itself, its light and its darkness, its sound and its silence. The stagecraft, gaunt and rudimentary, is put on display. The stage runs under the fingers, which are the real stagehands that make and unmake the scene, however they can not stop the fall.
Audiovisual live set
duration: 15 ‘/ 20′
voice: Anna Mostosi
Anna Franceschini (Pavia, 1979) studied in Milan where she received a MA in Media Studies and a post-graduate grant in History and Critics of Italian Cinema at IULM University. Her work has been presented and awarded in several film festivals among which are the IFFR / Rotterdam Film Festival (NL), 60th Locarno Film Festival (CH), TFF / Turin Film Festival (IT) and MFF / Milan Film Festival (IT).She took part in group exhibitions including: Villa Croce, Genoa (IT); MACRO, Rome (IT); Matadero, Madrid (SP); Museo Nitsch, Naples (IT); PAC: Padiglione Arte Contemporanea, Milan (IT); THE GREEN PARROT, Barcelona (SP); MARCO, Vigo (SP); MAxxI, Rome (IT); Nomas Foundation, Rome (IT); Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin (IT); Futura, Prague (Cz); Villa Medici, Rome (IT). Solo exhibitions include: Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome (IT); Kunsthalle São Paulo (BR); GAM, Turin (IT); Museoin, Bolzano (IT); Fiorucci Art Trust, London (UK); Kunsteverein Duesseldorf (DE);Spike Island, Bristol (UK); Vistamare / Benedetta Spalletti, Pescara (IT); Peep Hole, Milan (IT); Bielefelder Kunstverein(DE); Kiosk Gallery, Ghent (BE); Objectif – Exhibition, Antwerp (BE); Fondazione Bevilacqua la Masa, Venice (IT). In 2011her work was awarded with a mention of Honor at Ariane de Rothschild Prize – Milan (IT), and she is the winner of Fondazione Casoli Prize 2012 – Fabriano (IT), New York Prize 2012 (Ministry of Foreign Affairs – IT) and Terna Prize (IT). She has been a resident artist at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten – Amsterdam (NL), VIR / Viafarini In Residence – Milan (IT), ISCP program in New York (US) in 2013 and at the MACRO Museum
in Rome (IT) in 2014.
Diego Marcon (Busto Arsizio, 1985). In 2006 he graduated in film editing at the Scuola Civica di Cinema, Televisione e Nuovi Media di Milano and in 2012 he got the BA Degree in Visual Arts at the IUAV University of Venice. In 2009 he participated to the Advanced Course in Visual Arts of the Fondazione Antonio Ratti and took part to the residence program provided by the Dena Foundation for Contemporary Art in Paris. For the 2010 he was a studio recipient at the Fondazione Bevilaqua La Masa in Venice. In 2013 he is artist in residence at Centre international d’art ed du paysage in Vassivière and partecipated in a residency program by the Istitut Français at Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris. In 2015 he is invited to partecipate to Performing Archive Residency in Careof, Milano.
His works have been screened in film festivals both in Italy and abroad and have been show in international spaces and institutions like Whitechapel Gallery (London, UK), Fondation d’entreprise Ricard (Paris, France), De Vleeshal (Middelburg, The Netherlands), Centre international d’art et du paysage (Vassivière, France) NAi – National Architecture Institute (Rotterdam, The Netherlands), Artspace (Auckland, New Zeland), MATADERO (Madrid, Spain), Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo (Torino, Italy), Museo Villa Croce (Genova, Italy), PAC – Padiglione Arte Contemporanea (Milano, Italy), MACRO and Palazzo delle Esposizioni (Roma, Italy), and spaces such as Fiorucci Art Trust (London, UK), Peep-Hole, Gasconade, Careof (Milano, Italy), Portmanteau/Jeudi (Geneve, Switzerland), ODD (Bucarest, Romania).
For Internet Use Only, Live Performance
Eva & Franco Mattes (IT)
2nd November 2016, 7pm @ Careof, Fabbrica del Vapore
For CINEMODERNO Eva & Franco Mattes have proposed a new experimental project that connect private and public dimension at the same time. For Internet Use Only is a live performance in which the artists share their computer desktop with anyone in the audience. From their studio in New York the artists’ computer desktop is live streamed to Care/of in Milan, where it’s projected on a wall of vertical desks, while the audience is watching, awkwardly chilling out on Yoga mats. The artists keep working on their computer, like they always do, as if nothing special is happening. They will probably check their email and surf the web, maybe watch some videos, edit texts and photos, log in their social media accounts and buy things online. We expect this unscripted and unedited approach to be filled with excitement, boredom and hopefully more than a few transcendent moments. Based on two of their seminal works, Life Sharing (2000) and The Others (2011), the piece is a playful, yet scary, take on data oversharing, exhibitionism and voyeurism.
Eva and Franco Mattes (1976) are an artist duo originally from Italy, working in New York. Their medium is a combination of Internet, video and installation. Their work explores the ethical and moral issues arising when people interact remotely, especially through social media, creating situations where it is difficult to distinguish reality from a simulation. Writer Randall Packer wrote: “Eva and Franco Mattes, enfant terribles of Net Art and now godparents of the digital natives (they set the stage for the erosion of privacy long before the emergence of social media), have been exposing all aspects of the digital life – the embarrassing, the narcissistic, the fearless, the gross, the voyeuristic, the insipid, the heartless, and the just plain stupid – revealing the underbelly of our hyperconnected
Group exhibition highlights include Biennale of Sydney (2016); Whitechapel Gallery, London (2016); Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2016); Minneapolis Institute of Arts (2013); Site Santa Fe (2012); Sundance Film Festival (2012); MoMA PS1, New York (2009); Performa, New York (2009, 2007); National Art Museum of China, Beijing (2008); The New Museum, New York (2005) and Manifesta 4, Frankfurt (2002). In 2001 they were among the youngest artists ever included in the
Venice Biennale. Solo exhibition venues include Essex Flowers, New York; Postmasters Gallery, New York; Carroll/Fletcher, London; Site, Sheffield; PNCA, Portland; Plugin, Basel. They have given lectures at universities, museums and festivals. They are founders and co-directors of the international festival The Influencers, held annually at the CCCB, Barcelona, Spain (2004-ongoing). They are faculty members at the MFA Fine Arts Department and the MFA Photography, Video and Related Media Department of the School of Visual Arts, New York. The Mattes have received grants from the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde; ICC, Tokyo, and were awarded the New York Prize 2006 from the Italian Academy at Columbia University. In 2016, they were recipients of the Creative Capital Award.