Alessandro Carboni is a visual artist, performer and researcher whose artistic production orbits around the complex network of permutations between space and its constituent elements (places, people, relationships, meanings), using the scenic space as a projection plane from which he makes emerge reflections and critical issues related to the contemporary world. His new project CONTEXT investigates the concept of spatial action as a continuous redefinition of a context by the agents who are part of it, building a narrative matrix that configure different possibilities starting from the same coding. The starting point of the research is the geometric figure of the triangle, which is used as an element of theoretical reflection and as a visual and performative investigation. To create his work in fact the artist will use wooden triangles, whose two faces are respectively black and white. Like a “bit”, to which it can be associated two values 0/1, the triangle becomes a module, a small unit of information. If repeated in space, in their different white or black positions, the triangles become strings of binary code. What will derive from this is a matrix made up of space-time points, a visual and performative texture where the performers are intended as manufacturing bodies, capable of being vehicles of variable and discontinuous energies and of combinations and permutations of the context.


A Project by | Alessandro Carboni
Performers | Ana Luisa Novais Gomes, Masako Matsushita, Francesca Ruggerini, Loredana Tarnovschi, Gianmaria Borzillo, Lucia Guarino,
Organisation by | Debora Ercoli
Costume | DEM
Original music | Danilo Casti
in house Production by | Formati Sensibili Ets Aps
Co-Production | CapoTrave/Kilowatt (IT) and TIR Danza (IT)
Supported by | 369gradi; L’arboreto – Teatro Dimora | La Corte Ospitale ::: Centro di Residenza Emilia-Romagna e Regione Emilia Romagna;
Residencies | La MaMa, MoMa, Douglas Dunn Studio, New School/Parson (New York); Institute, Milieux/Le Parc and Pulse (Montrèal), Nitra Festival (Nitra); Domino (Zagreb), Bakelit Multi Art Center (Budapest), CapoTrave / Kilowatt (Sansepolcro), Sementerie Artistiche Crevalcore/H(abita)T/; L’Arboreto – Teatro Dimora (Mondaino)

Artistic Residencies:

Nitra (December 2019) at International Theatre Festival Divadelná Nitra

Zagreb (May 2020) at Domino

Budapest (May – June 2020) at Bakelit Multi Art Center

Sansepolcro (July 2020) at Kilowatt Festival

The Artist

Alessandro Carboni is an interdisciplinary artist, performer and researcher whose projects explore the complex relationships between body, maps and the city. His works are mappings representing places that reshape and weave according to different stages, stimulated by specific space contingencies. As a committed teacher, he has been lecturing about his findings at numerous distinguished academic and nonacademic institutions. He holds a PhD in Creative Media from City University of Hong Kong. His projects are supported by Formati Sensibili, an independent production company that shapes projects involving arts, science, architecture and education. Besides his artistic production and research, Alessandro has created EM Tools for urban mapping and performance art practice, a choreographic system that uses the body as a device to capture/extract urban events and to map what happens in geometrical and temporal extensions of a place. Currently he lives and works between Sardinia and Bologna as an independent artist. His work is supported by the independent production center Formati Sensibili.




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