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'Losing your Ears' - new performance!
Immerse yourself into an artist's brain on the 24th of March
The days are getting longer and longer, have you noticed? Yesterday the sun set was at 5:08pm here in London and I had a short run on Regent’s Canal to celebrate it. I love it when the city starts to emerge from hibernation: I’m doing it too. Although mentally struggling due to family issues, I feel very inspired by all the events and new people jumping into my life!
These following 2 months I will dedicate to rehearsals of a new performance which I called “Losing your Ears”. I’d describe it like this:
As you enter the performance space, you are immediately struck by the immersive atmosphere. The room is dimly lit, and one wall is animated with a large projection of video animations. As you move closer to the centre of the room, you notice the artist, BSP with two large canvases around her. The artist stands between them, holding mallets and brushes. As she begins to make strokes on the canvas, you can hear the corresponding sounds of the brush or mallet as it makes contact with the surface. As the artist continues to work, the projections on the wall begin to change in response to her actions. You will have wireless headphones on you able to cancel any other sounds coming from the outside, so that the combination of touch, sound, and video animation of "Losing your Ears" will create a sense of depth and dimension that you have never experienced before. By the end of the performance, you feel like you have been transported to a different world and the headphones experience will help you with it. The experience has been truly immersive and has left you feeling both inspired and invigorated. What "Losing your Ears" is aiming for is to create a contemporary and distinct composition for every performance session engaging with the viewers-listeners into blending of all senses.
The show debut is at WappArt on the 24th of March 2023 x GotoBeat + YMX. If this description made you curious about it, please come and book your ticket here!
What I’m thrilled about the most is that BSP is becoming a project able to bring together all different artistry and energies, not only by me or Max - who is directing and coordinating the entire dream-team! For this new performance we are working side by side with Diego Nicoletti (Video Animation), Simone Tanda (Musician, Producer and Sound Designer), Chiara Zaccagnini (Architect and Digital Artist working with technologies) and CH2O Lab, Akane (Digital Artist) and Vanessa Pagano (Digital Artist). Special guests of the night will be the eclectic pop-trio KYOTI. It’s more than a team: it’s a pure collaboration between art brains and long time researches that will blow your mind!
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I would like to point out what we are doing here: I don’t want to transform BSP into an artificial performance to give out a “vibe”. Our aim is to amplify your own perceptions and feelings, allowing everybody to understand and to access the art world trough the tools we have at our disposal. I’ve recently been to an art exhibition and a friend of mine told me she was feeling “deeply unqualified” as she couldn’t say anything about the piece she was looking at, like you have to be graduated to appreciate - or not - a piece of art. I’m against the gate keeping in art, against the “you don’t understand” and against the elitist circles and manners that get on my nerves. I’m not an academic and I didn’t study history of art, but I’m passionate about it and I’m continuously studying and researching and visiting places that can nurture me and open my mind. I’ve been performing at the Biennale of Venice and at the Tate Modern and I don’t have a degree in art. You should never feel “under qualified” when looking at a piece or entering a museum: there is nothing you should know, but your own sense and notion.
If you’d like to know how it is to paint with music, I’m hosting a workshop on Sat the 25th of February in Hoxton. This class is shaped to encourage fun and confidence in an intuitive creative process. You’ll be directed through a series of painting exercises to pieces of music, designed to help you tune in and respond expressively as you listen. Each workshop will have a different playlist with varying types of music ranging from jazz to experimental electronic.
Expect to get out of your comfort zone, experience a new way of making art that challenges conventions and will help shake up your creative practice (or inspires you to initiate one!). All materials provided and all artistic abilities welcome. One glass of wine included! Please wear comfy clothes and bring your refillable cups for water or tea if you like. Book your ticket here!