Performance

Primitive Art’s Shelter Chapter 1

February 4 2020, 6.00pm

Shelter is the latest project created by Primitive Art (Matteo Pit and Jim C. Nedd) as part of Speak Listen Watch Make. It consists of a twelve square metre metal stilt house whose structure looks as basic as a child's drawing. The frame is open and raised from the ground on mechanical elevators. For Primitive Art, Shelter is the place for a new project that is open to external contributions and oriented towards some of the band’s key themes: isolation, as refuge and escapism; unresolved desire, which lures the predator into the trap; nostalgia, a longing for a place that seems impossible to recall clearly or to forget; the feeling of an external danger and an internal one, which lives in us. Shelter will be an architectural concept, but at the same time a platform to express these themes, already addressed in the artists’ debut album Primitive Art Problems (2013) and in their more recent Crab Suite (2018). Shelter will host the first chapter of this shared research: a 40-minute music performance by Primitive Art will describe through sound and light this space with indefinite borders and its different roles. The audience will sit around the building, watching this clash of different visions as in a theatre in the round.

Credits

Artistic: Umberto Angelini
A project by: Primitive Art
Curated by: Davide Giannella
In collaboration with: Threes
With the support of: Marsèll
Stage Design: Matteo Petrucci
Artwork: Emanuele Marcuccio
Spatialization of sound: Lorenzo Dal Ri
Speak Listen Watch Make is a program of meetings, installations, exhibitions, performances, plays, screenings, workshops and projects by Davide Giannella and Massimo Torrigiani/Fantom.

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