Partecipanti, connessi e in-dipendenti
2008Three days of performances and presentations
The Lungomare Gallery’s performance weekend offers territories of observation, vision, recognition, synthesis and analysis of contemporary performing language. The performing materials have the shared interest of working on “the aesthetics of the relationship”, thereby creating strong connections with the audience who are placed in the condition to participate. Sometimes in an ironic and subtle way, sometimes in an explicit and provocative one. The independence mentioned in the title is the ambiguity of the new performing scene, which is independent whilst being at the same time dependent on institutions and spaces. Above all the performance is dependent on its “testimonial” who is at the same time its “mover”, i.e. on the direct relationship with the participating audience who it is hoped are connected.
Each of the three days will be opened by a meeting/confrontation with artists who will present the contents of their own artistic journey and look in depth at the themes, linguistic and productive methodologies used in the realisation of their own performance projects. The meeting will be followed by performances, in the majority of cases these will be performances never before performed in Italy or especially created for the Lungomare exhibition.
A show during the European Biennale Manifesta 7 in South Tyrol/Trentino.
7.30 pm – talk Luigi Coppola & LOSS
9-12 pm – performance Mistermissmissmister / Ana Borralho & João Galante
7.30 pm – talk Ana Borralho & João Galante
9 pm – performance Yingmei Duan & Luigi Coppola
10.30 pm – performance Meatphysics / Ana Borralho & João Galante
7.30 pm – talk Yingmei Duan
9 pm – performance Atti di ordinario esercizio democratico / Luigi Coppola & LOSS
10.30 pm – performance Yingmei Duan
Performance by Ana Borralho & João Galante
“Mistermissmissmister” is based on erotic imagery. Nothing is unambiguous, neither the sex nor the sexuality of the performers. The audience is sitting directly opposite the naked performers. Creating an intimate atmosphere that one can hardly escape. The spectators decide themselves how much they want to get involved, they determine the kind of relationship with the performers and the moment in which they get up and leave their place to another spectator.
Performance by Ana Borralho & João Galante
Meatphysics, we are interested in exploring the relationship between the social and the biological body in contemporary society. We’ll concentrate on the boundary/relationship between the spectator and the work, by integrating the audience in the performance’s space and time. Like in their previous projects no body never mind (001, 002 and 003), Meatphysics is a performance addressing the themes body/mind, outside/inside, emotion/feeling, me/others, true/false.
Performance by Luigi Coppola & LOSS
The “Acts” are experiments of performing creation in a system defined by rules and symbols established democratically by a community. They are a sort of primitive exposed democracy in which the community, in this case made up of 3 performers, having defined its own “System”, proceeds to elect the delegate who will have the possibility of constructing actions, figures and relationships, using the bodies of the representatives and the space. Different acts in different communities are experimented. Each community chooses its own rules regarding how it works and its own symbols of adhesion to the system.
Performance by Yingmei Duan & Luigi Coppola
The attention is focused on the crisis of European culture and the schematic construction of new social models. It would be a continuous and futile attempt to define new scenarios of social relationships, based on the consolidated culture of the Old Continent. The ghost is the advancing of the indefinite, incarnated by cultures that we can hear are coming, but are not able to identify. It forces them to join in the game and seek in desperation for new models of social order.
Through the construction of simple and direct performative actions, the artistic duo, composed of the Chinese artist Yingmei Duan and the Italian Luigi Coppola, work on activation, shaking-up relational mechanisms that criticise passivity and encourage taking the stance of a conscious and direct social actor. The duo also work on distances, fears, and the political and cultural divides that separate European culture from that of Asia.
Performance by Yingmei Duan
The performance works on the aesthetics of a pathological state. Venus from rubbish is a performance marked by restlessness and the impossibility of relating to others. The components of the performance which are rubbish, a china vase, the statue of a Buddha, images of a clown and a pornographic magazine are signs which symbolically describe a sense of emptiness, without prospects, they are testimonies of the fears and melancholy for another life or perhaps for a life elsewhere.
Autonomous Province of Bozen/Bolzano-South Tyrol, Cultures Departments
Instituto Camões Portugal
Parkhotel Laurin, EOS – Solution for Business, Heinrich Gasser
Lungomare, a cultural association founded in Bolzano in 2003, was created from the desire and necessity to open a space in which to share differences, experiences, opinions and desires, a space in which to make the link between cultural production and the political and social dimension. Lungomare undertakes projects that investigate and test possible relationships between design, architecture, urban planning, art and theory, the results of which are presented in different formats: public discussions, conferences, publications, exhibitions and interventions in public spaces. All these formats are characterised by the intention to interact with cultural and socio-political processes relating to the region in which Lungomare is located.
Currently Lungomare’s activities focus on long-term residency projects, a format whereby Lungomare invites guests to engage and interact within the context of South Tyrol. Lungomare’s activities are based on three principles: specific attention to the context in which the association’s projects are undertaken, the transdisciplinary approach that distinguishes these projects, and reflection on the role of Lungomare as a cultural institution in connection with the region in which it operates.
2003 Angelika Burtscher and Daniele Lupo found Lungomare
2003 – 2005 curators: Patrizia Bertolini, Angelika Burtscher, Roberto Gigliotti, Manuela Demattio, Paul Peter Hofer, Brita Köhler, Daniele Lupo
2005 – 2013 curators: Angelika Burtscher e Daniele Lupo
2011 – 2013 a new scientific committee is established: Angelika Burtscher, Roberto Gigliotti, Daniele Lupo, Vincenzo Mancuso, Lisa Mazza, Paolo Plotegher, Heimo Prünster
from 2014 curators: Angelika Burtscher, Roberto Gigliotti, Daniele Lupo, Lisa Mazza, Paolo Plotegher
2014 start of the Lungomare residency programme
Lungomare is located at the edge of Bolzano, the capital of South Tyrol, and relates to the context in which it operates, attempting to highlight the dynamics of change. Large urbanized areas alternate with broad areas of intensive cultivation and yet others of picturesque landscape, all of which penetrate the centre of the city. The city is surrounded by mountains and this is one of the reasons why the tourism industry has become a driving force in this locality. The demographic structure of the city has been characterized for a long time by the coexistence of two populations, those speaking German and those speaking Italian. However, the social and demographic composition of Alto Adige Südtirol is changing. Migrants, including those from non-European countries are making their way to the area to settle, whilst others, including political refugees, are flowing through the region.