Speak Listen Watch Make
Running until February 2020, Speak Listen Watch Make includes all manner of meetings, installations, performances, talks, screenings, workshops and projects with the direct involvement of the public and the premises of Triennale.
Caterina Barbieri/Ruben Spini e Francesco Cavaliere
Time-blind e Zoo Machia Disc
For the opening evening, two projects employing different expressive modes will be presented on the stage of Triennale Milano Teatro. Francesco Cavaliere, performer, musician and visual artist, will present a preview of his new work Zoo Machia Disc, a cycle of sound stories combining installative and choreographic elements. This will be followed by the audio-visual performance Time-blind, collaboratively created by the composer Caterina Barbieri and the visual artist Ruben Spini.
With Ruggge, children and adults will be guided in the construction of four giant puppets, each inspired by the themes of the event: he speaks (mouths, jaws, teeth and lips), listens (ears, antennae and trumpets), looks (eyes, glasses, telescopes, eagles and hawks), do you (big hand, tentacles and bizarre prostheses).
The Drinchendrò laboratories will be dedicated to the creation of furnishings that will animate the parade: cloaks and flags (Mondays), wearable sound accessories and megaphones developed with clothing and salvaged objects (Tuesday), kaleidoscopic cardboard glasses, colored lenses and spare materials), parade posters, with the creation of collages inspired by the five senses (Thursday).
From conception to design, up to the reproduction of the project, experimenting with analog post-production through distortion, enlargement, reduction and collage. Among assorted old and new images, with mouths, ears, noses and eyes with strange features, the participants will be guided, through analogical processes such as photocopy printing, in the conception and realization of fanzines to keep with them.
La parata strampalata!
The works realized during the five days of workshops, designed and planned for the review Parla Listen Watch Fai, giant puppets, flashy costumes, goggled masks, howling flags, and frightened musical instruments, will come to life with the La parata strampalata!, an original and unpublished parade of colors, music and noise in the spaces of Triennale.
In October 2014, Lele Saveri went to Hong Kong to be a teacher. As soon as he landed, he could not help but notice the complex structures that block the roads. In those days thousands of people, led by a group of students, took to the streets to protest against electoral reform: that was the beginning of what we now remember as the umbrella revolution. Saveri understood that he was the witness to a piece of history and spent the rest of his journey on the streets, meeting people and taking pictures.
Libri Belli Talks
The first talk, on Tuesday, January 14th, will feature industrial designer Giulio Iacchetti, creative director at Danese, Dnd, Internoitaliano, MyHome, who also collaborated with companies including Abet Laminati, Alessi, Artemide, Ceramiche Refin, Fontana Arte, Foscarini, Magis, Moleskine and Pandora Design and won two Compasso d'Oro awards.
Libri Belli Talks
The second event, on Tuesday, January 21st, will turn the spotlight on Studiopepe, a design and architecture agency founded in Milan in 2006 by Arianna Lelli Mami and Chiara Di Pinto. Their research is based on a multidisciplinary approach that includes interior design, product design and creative consultancy.
Libri Belli Talks
The Ladies’ Room
The third event, on Tuesday, February 11th, will focus on The Ladies’ Room, a project launched in Milan in 2016 by Ilaria Bianchi, Agustina Bottoni, Astrid Luglio and Sara Ricciardi. Their work reflects on contemporary design through the construction of artifacts and experiences, conceived to reconcile the independent role of designers with the need for a multidisciplinary, experimental and fluid collaborative process.
Matthew Herbert makes music
A one-off performance of repertoire spanning the maverick British composers nearly 30 year output. From film and television scores to his house / techno productions including pieces from the acclaimed albums Bodily Functions, Plat du Jour and Scale as well as material from his renowned Big Band project.