Curated by Adriana Rispoli | Eugenio Viola
From Wed, 07 December 2011
To Wed, 28 March 2012
1st february 2012 h 6.30 p.m.
by Filippo Berta
Filippo Berta creates coral performances by engaging common people with the aim of analisying and underlining the levels of tension exsisting within social relationships. His research is based on the opposition between the countraries positive-negative, full-empty, implotion-explotion, light- dark, joining-break-up, individual-plural; in order to reach a state of transitional balance through these dicotomies apparently irreconciliable.
Berta's actions generate a series of micro-tales supported by an ethic and aesthetic paradigm that relies its poetic power on nuances and aims to reclaim intimancy and emotions. The latter is also based on the acceptance of fagility and ephimeral, on the revalorization of everyday small acts and on the perception of the diversity.
Allumettes is a performance with a high emotional effect; by using the symbolic device of a flame-match, (from the latin word fero which means carrier, therefore a carrier of fire and light, as if the match was metaphorically carrying the truth) Berta trigges off a series of chain actions and relationships which, ultimately, are relentlessly brief and fragiles. The olfactory effect, together with the visual one, reveals to the public the mere attempt to keep alive a connection, with the common awareness that the goal is meant to fail.
Filippo Berta (1977) lives and works in Bergamo. In 2008 is one of the winner of the Premio Internazionale della Performance, IV Edition (Trento, Italy). He has taken part to many festivals, amongt which Tulca, After the fall (2011,Galway, Ireland), European Performance Art Festival (2011, Warsaw, Poland), Zoom VI Edition (2011,Scandicci, Firenze, Italy). Main exhibitions: Prague Biennale 5 (2011), Random Access Memory (2011, Berlin, Germany), Performance from Far Away (2011, Paris, France), La dimensione umana del contemporaneo, Galleria Nazionale (2011, Cosenza, Italy), F.A.B.S. Museo Nazionale Brukenthal (2009, Sibiu, Romania).
Next appointment of Corpus. Arte in Azione: “La Robe” by Rosy Rox on saturday February 4th at 6 p.m.
Single entrance: € 7,00
Cumulative ticket (for 5 performance): € 10,00
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