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MOVING SOUNDS FESTIVAL | PERFORMANCE
SUNDAY, SEP 22 2013, 05:00 PM
This performance of TRAPPING is also part of the Moving Sounds 2013 festival. The project is based on artist Andrea Bianconi’s book, Romance, and will include a video by Bianconi, members of the FLUSSO Dance project directed by the choreographer Vanessa Tamburi, and a new musical score composed by Sebastien Sanz Santamaria. Romance illustrates a segment of Bianconi’s stream of consciousness, a blend of construction and deconstruction, of closing and opening, of intimacy and extroversion—an endless chain of associated signs projected on endless moving bodies.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
New York-based Visual artist Andrea Bianconi will be participating in the 5th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art with a public performance on Red Square. His work has been shown at the Centro del Carmen, Valencia; Matadero, Madrid; Film Society Lincoln Center, New York; Maraya Art Centre, Sharjah; Kunsthal Charlottenburg, Copenhagen; ISCP, Brooklyn; Palazzo Reale, Milan; Furini Arte Contemporanea, Rome; Barbara Davis Gallery, Houston; and at Volta, New York. Bianconi has also created numerous public art performances such as Summer Night Series, Union Square NYC; Tina B – The Prague Contemporary Art Festival, Prague; Postcard People, Peekskill Project V, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art (HVCCA), NY; The Chinese Umbrella Hat Project (Part I), Wujiang Rd West Nanjing Rd, Shanghai, a collateral event of the Expo 2010; The Chinese Umbrella Hat Project (Part II), Piazza San Marco, Venice, a collateral event of the 54 Venice Biennial 2011. In 2011, Charta published his first monograph; in 2012, Cura.Books published his first book, Romance,launched at Moma PS1.
New York-based Choreographer Vanessa Tamburi (photo by Philipp Kreidl) was a solo dancer at renowned European theatres such as the Ballet of Monte Carlo, Hamburg Ballet, and the Vienna Opera Ballet. Her extensive experience as a dancer and continuous search for new expressive means, such as visual arts and contemporary theater led Tamburi to explore new possibilities of visual language and movements. Her choreographies have been performed in Austria, Italy, the Czech Republic, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, and the US. In 2007 she established the FLUSSO Dance Project of which she is currently the Artistic Director and resident choreographer. She is the Artistic Advisor of the Visa 2 Dance Festival, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. In May/June 2010 she participated in the CHOREOGRAPHIC COLLISION project at “Biennale Danza” in Venice directed by Ismael Ivo. She has participated in various NYC dance festivals such as Cool NY 2012 & 2013 dance festival, NYC 10, Green Line platform, and the Between the Seas Festival 2012 /2013.
Sebastien Sanz Santamaria (video and music) has been living and working in New York City since 2001. He has been closely involved with the artist-run organization and arts collective Flux Factory, working in both the development of its programs as well as creatively through collaborations at institutions such as the Queens Museum of Arts and the New Museum. For five years he was Assistant Director of the International Residency Program, at Location One. In 2009, together with Nathalie Angles, he co-founded Residency Unlimited as an artist-centered organization dedicated to producing customized artist residency structures to support the creation, presentation, and dissemination of contemporary art. After completing a preparatory year at the Academie Julien (Paris) in 1997, Sebastien received a BFA from the Ecole de Beaux-Arts de Montpellier District in Montpellier, France.
The FLUSSO Dance Project is an incubator of social-cultural realities, and a laboratory of reflection, creation and artistic production. Since 2008, FDP has also focused on dance projects to help bridge the gaps between different nations and cultures, fostering mutual understanding between communities. For FDP, these are key elements in bringing about positive social change.
ABOUT THE SERIES
For the fifth consecutive year, the Austrian Cultural Forum New York is producing Moving Sounds, a festival dedicated to music, visual media and aesthetic dialogue that features emerging and pioneering artists who focus on electronically generated music, and those who are at the interface of classically instrumented and electronic music.
622 Degraw Street,
Brooklyn, NY 11217
$10 cover for the entire day.