Kollaps, Aufstieg. An introduction

10 December 2012

Francesco Fonassi’s Kollaps, Aufstieg as documented by Lorenzo Macioce
A five minutes special for the NERO blog

1986 born Italian artist Francesco Fonassi recently went to Bosnia with a small film crew to stage and document a vocal performance that will be part of Kollaps, Aufstieg, his video installation on display in Rome at Macro starting next Wednesday along with Margherita Moscardini’s work.

Defined by its author an “audiovisual for solo voice”, Kollaps, Aufstieg is openly focused on the human voice as a primal means of expression. Following the artist’s instructions, a professional singer was brought to perform in an unusual environment (the so-called Bosnian pyramids, by the archaeological site of Visoko, northwest of Sarajevo) in order to capture the unrepeteable sound proof of her presence and give it back through a series of mediations, from the recording to the accomplished form of the installation.
Fonassi expressly wanted one member of the crew to document the whole work in progress so he called our friend, experienced filmmaker Lorenzo Macioce to do the dirty job.
Before heading to Visoko (and we will see, further on, why this location wasn’t chosen at random) the crew made a stop in Fabriano, Italy, for a first test in an anechoic room.

Macro will host the Kollaps, Aufstieg installation from December 13, 2012 to February 10, 2013.
If you are in Rome don’t miss the opening next Wednesday from 7pm.

Francesco Fonassi / Margherita Moscardini
Curated by Michele D’Aurizio
Macro – Project Room 2
via Nizza, 138 – Roma