Carlos Casas with Giuseppe Ielasi
AVALANCHE #18 is the second event in the Speak Listen Look Act programme. “A journey through time, a mirror that reflects the history of the village of Hichigh. An open, constantly evolving documentary, the project of my life” is how the artist and director Carlos Casas describes AVALANCHE, a project he launched in 2009, now in its eighteenth version. It tells the story of a small village on the Pamir heights in Tajikistan, the “roof of the world” on the border with Afghanistan. AVALANCHE is thus a space to be experienced and enjoyed in different ways and times, a contemplative and active space, depending on the particular event, with videos, sounds and words. Thanks to collaboration between Casas and the architectural research firm Raumplan, the space will be adapted so as to reflect the architectural criteria typically found in houses in the Pamir mountain range. On 15 October Carlos Casas will work with the musician Giuseppe Ielasi.
Carlos Casas (b. 1974, Barcelona, Spain) is a filmmaker and visual artist whose work combines documentary films, cinema, and visual and sound art. His films have been screened and awarded at festivals around the world, including at the Venice Film Festival, the International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Buenos Aires International Film Festival, the Mexico International Film Festival, FID Marseille. His work has been shown and produced in international art institutions and galleries such as Tate Modern, London, Fondation Cartier, Palais de Tokyo, Centre Pompidou, Paris, HangarBicocca, Milan, CCCB Barcelona, GAM Turin, and BOZAR Brussels.
Giuseppe Ielasi (b. 1974) has been playing the guitar since 1988 on the improvisation circuits. He is currently working on projects with Renato Rinaldi, Alessandro Bosetti, Michel Doneda, Ingar Zach, Dean Roberts. He has played with Taku Sugimoto, Jerome Noetinger, Mark Wastell, Martin Siewert, Nmperign, Brandon Labelle, Nikos Veliotis, and others. In recent years he has worked on site-specific projects and solo performances in which he uses the guitar as an original sound source coupled with use of microphones and multi-channel broadcasting attuned to the particular space, creating complex sound environments. He works on a regular basis with Teatro Aperto and, from 1998, he worked on the Fringes recording label, which he himself founded but which closed in 2005, before co-founding Schoolmap Records in 2006