from 28 April to 12 June 2012

lingua madre

cristiano carloni e stefano franceschetti

Carloni-Franceschetti, Lingua madre, video, blackboard, chalk, dictionaries. Original sounds: Scott gibbons. Site specific for Trieste contemporanea, 2012.

A site-specific installation for the Studio Tommaseo: the black void of a blackboard becomes a negative support where the language is consumed in errors and corrections and becomes powdered chalk. In the dark labyrinth of the exhibition hall this visible memory of writing, denial and cancellation is accompanied by bright visions that match with materials similar to rocks or spider webs. According to the authors: "The sights and sounds we work on oscillate in an indeterminate time. We are intrigued by visions that come from nowhere, rest on emptiness and reflect their origins from the world of  non existence and antimatter. ".
Cristiano Carloni and Stefano Franceschetti studied animation and painting at Urbino (Italy).They started working togther  in 1995 ,on the production of videos and video installations using new experimental tequines of theirs in order to artistically explore the optical processes of vision. From 1999 they collaborate with Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio. For this theatre company they shooted and directed an amazing film version of their play Tragedia Endogonidia. Works of the artists’ have been shown at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Chicago, the Auditorium of thre Louvre Museum in Paris; the Museum of Modern Art of Strasburg, “La Biennale Teatro” of Venice and at the Beijing Central Academy of Fine Arts.

Trieste Contemporanea and Studio Tommaseo production
an activity of the Continental Breakfast international network in the Words Room project
with the support of the Regione Autonoma Friuli Venezia Giulia
with the partecipation of Casa dell'Arte Trieste

Opening hours:  mon – sat    5pm – 8pm   free entrance