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Affioramenti (Surfacing)

Live Art / Participatory

Curated by DopoLavoro Teatrale
Presented by DopoLavoro Teatrale and Istituto Italiano di Cultura
A curatorial Project of Daniele Bartolini

The Theatre Centre - BMO Incubator for Live Arts

February 5, 6-10:30pm

February 6, 6-10:30pm

February 7, 6-10:30pm

February 8, 6-10:30pm

February 9, 12-5:30pm

Timed entries every thirty minutes, capacity limited to six patrons at a time.

30 Minutes

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Image by Antonella Bersani

* North American Premiere

Acclaimed visual artist Antonella Bersani builds an immersive environment with your help.

The Affioramenti experience is designed for six participants at a time, who have one-on-one moments of creation and interaction with each other. The space contains objects that appear to have emerged from the sea at low tide – a story to be completed.

You are invited to bring an object of significance to your life into the space. You will then offer it to the room alongside a related vocal expression – this could be a story, a whisper, a song, or simply a breath. Participants will be prompted to actively listen to each other, while maintaining an atmospheric sound dynamic that is as quiet (pianissimo) as possible.

Thus, a choir will be created. We will hear the sounds, sometimes disjointed and sometimes not, emerging from a “world of ghosted objects”.

Created by Antonella Bersani with the collaboration of Matteo Pennese
Space creation and design: Antonella Bersani
Choir and sound concept: Matteo Pennese
Producer: Thomas L. Mallon


Performed in English