(IT – Milano)
Aldo Riboni Born in Milan in 1981. His poetries were published in Nodo Sottile 5 (Le lettere, 2008). The volume L’è no la me lengua / Non è la mia lingua, written in dialect, will be published by Edizioni del Foglio Clandestino.
 It is not my language (n.d.t.)
A site-specific WRITING
Sharing, contaminating stories, ideas, suggestions and poetic fragments, linked to specific public spaces of the quarters of Alto Fest, collaborating in the creation of a collective imaginary map of those spaces. At the end of the Festival the imaginary maps will compose a finished collective work and will be the material for an experimental site-specific writing, that will become a poetic audioguide of the chosen places, to enjoy during Alto Fest 2015.
(IT – Napoli)
Musician, Drummer, Live and Studio Recording Instrumentalist.
His playful virtuosity mixes sounds and rhythms, improvising passionate scores intersecting various sources, from electronic to tribal, involving the audience in a totally amazing and unexpected present moment.
His music is a crossroad for the musical languages coming from the South of the World.
A construction of melodies and rhythm through improvisation and using common objects and tools, available in the place and moment of the concert.
A car. 3 spectators. A driver. The city around. The music inside.
I was taught that percussions must be played only in the expected contexts. I believe that such a choice can only lead to a homogenization of the instrument, forgetting about history, culture, the suffering of those who built it, only to be socially accepted.
Bassem Mansour, from Lebanon, creates audio visual installations, in order to show the relationship among persons, the society rules and how they become something you can see and hear. He investigates the cross-sectional relationships between the audible, the visible, the noise and memory.
Chromatic Club Special
A chromatic experiment mixing opposite colours that move through several directions. Thanks to a QRcode the audience can download some guide-sounds; the spectators will then participate in building a chorus made by sound and images.
(DE / RU)
They study Fine Arts, Architecture and Theatre in Hamburg, Stuttgart and London. Their work is focused on the operational capacities of things. They build tools causing unexpected mechanics, intervening and modifying the conditions of the surrounding environment.
The Unfailing Table
A work that mixes happening with workshop, encounter, lecture performance and experience design. It is conceived a series of events. Each one of them empties a bottles creating a community. Every performance involves a bottle of spirit, directly produced by the artists.
(FR / IT)
Black Spring Graphics is a pen name, a heteronym according to Fernando Pessoa. I am a concrete person, I am not a group, I am not a collective, buy I am not only one. A work is (almost) never a consequence of a lonely act, the external factors divert the personal trajectories. (Whether you like it or not)
(Re)Writing (a) List
A (re) writing installation of the series List
A reflection on the ability of the body to write shapes and of the images to add new shapes contemporarily. The starting point is itself a rewriting intervention: the performer Mariano Cipriani invades the space of the Fabbrica Globale di Ritratto (Altofest 2012) shifting the axes from the writing of a portrait to the one of the performance.
Both architects, in their work they mix the interior design with performing arts and video, creating works that directly involve the spectators and the surrounding environment.
A poetic that focuses on the simplicity in showing our everyday spaces hosting the unique elements of our lives.
A project that is based on the principles of the serial performance, divided in 3 different moments: 1- “Reality Show”; 2- “Magic Show”; 3-”Fashion Show”.
An attempt to insert one’s everyday reality in a stranger environment, to create a short circuit between being and appearing, seeing and staying.
(IT – Padova)
She creates spaces, installations and performances building relations and synergies among photography, dresses, words and food in a path of artistic research focused on the body, involving the audience at different levels of perception in order to dissolve the boundaries between who makes art and who watches. From 1999 she collaborates with Tam Teatromusica – Padova.
La Cameriera delle Fiabe
La Cameriera di Poesia, already in program during the last editions of the festival, in a new version for children and adult, serving a menu of fairy tales and lullabies,
La Terra sotto i Piedi e il Cielo tra i Capelli
A vision walking through the city, offering her divination of words to whom will smile at her.
La Via Lattea
With Mario Avallone
Photographic exhibition of nude feminine bodies immersed in milk.
On September, 26th the exhibition will be accompanied by a Via Lattea del Gusto (Taste Milky Way, n.d.t.), with a white dinner by Mario Avallone. A synesthetic experience for eyes and mouth, embodied poetry to look and eat.
Ex Voto – Vuoti a rendere
In collaboration with Associazinoe CleaNap Piazza Pulita
Visual installation along the wall in the final part of Pedamentina San Martino. The intervention will be made with the broken glasses of the bottles that every night are thrown from the upper square to the stairs. the citizens will be involved in this creation. Art as care and remedy to turn wounds into beauty through sharing.
(IL / NL)
Coreographer, teacher and researcher. He is the creator of LAMA movement research. The philosophy and beliefs surrounding Edan’s artistic approach are based on searching the self within its surroundings. Edans work always explores psychological and emotional realms, focusing on the intimacy inhabiting every body.
A work divided in a series of studies expressing the power and beauty of the moving body. The presented work focuses on power and control. The body is fearless and powerful and at the same time vulnerable and fragile.
(FR / IT)
I humbly agree with the suggestion of Luis Bourgeois when he writes that the words of an artist have always to be considered cautiously.
Curiosity and pleasure in using materials leads me to study and search for several techniques, in order to find the ones which can reveal the mother idea of the projects.
Accettati is work in progress project ideated by Federica Terracina, and presented during ALATO FEST 2013. The work includes drawings and photos collection. This project is the result of a collaboration between different persons and also some artists who I met long my way, as the two photographers Davide Adamo e Laura Arlotti. It is an intimate trip. It is an unbelievable research on the world of monsters. It has born with the aim to question about the fear perception. The questions are simple and unusual: “Who are the monsters? Where do they live? Why do they grow up in yourself?” . An dreamlike research.
Feld, field, heterogeneous music space, one and infinitely divisible, walked, trodden and resistant, in continuous innovation.
Lynda moved to Berlin 7 years ago. She studied Fine Arts in France and at Weissensee Kunsthochschule. She works in performing art, pedagogy and music.
Susanna studied classical music and International Communication in Genova, and she moved to Berlin 4 years ago. She is involved in 3 music projects: Brabrabra, Liquorice e Feld.
Feld in concerto
Piano, drums and voices concert. An attempt to explore freely different fields. Moving without limits among improvisation, classical music, traditional rhythms, basic and complex melodies, the group elaborates single elements of original and existent composition, shaped as studies, repetitions, small variations, prospective changes, with an organic overlapping between the practical and conceptual level.
Liquorice born in Berlin from the urgency of Futaba and Susanna. Futaba is a virtuous “guitalele” player who desired to play electric guitar; Susanna graduated in piano and keyboard player, who wanted to play drums. Their songs are written in German, English and French, and the lyrics welcome sheeps, cats, love and wait, pudding and vague screams.
Liquorice in concert
Electric guitar, drums and voices. Lo-fi pop punk garage.
(IT – Palermo Catania)
Eva Geraci, Giovanna Cossu, Tommasina Bianca Squadrito. They inaugurated their collaboration in 2012, with the performance Stazione Maria Zambrano. After that experience we felt our open and informal praxis as listening to the sense of unity, that catastrophe that arises in our work revoking that many writings are unpronounceable.
Per tratti E G T
Through our lines we dissolve competitiveness and antagonism intersecting paths that may seem irrelevant and instead are the base of life experience. Walking, plaiting, repairing we will use leaves, flute sounds, voices, contacts. A further step in a calligraphy with no writing.
(IT – Napoli)
Naples based photographer, at studio Icona. She studied Architecture, Commercial Art and she was Aart Director at Ikedea, a communication agency. Among her works “A’ Juta a Montevergine” and “Concetta dei fiori”. She participated in the project “Laboratorio irregolare” run by Antonio Biasiucci, ended in the collective exhibition Epifanie at Castel dell’Ovo, Napoli, where she presented her photographic project “In ogni luogo”.
Top donate a space means donate yourself too, what you are, your everyday life, and lives of those who inhabit there. The work is composed by the portraits of the spaces donors of Alto Fest, moved and exhibited in the spaces of other donors. An action that moves the image telling a collective experience.
(IT – Bologna)
Silvia Mei, independent curator and critic, she is a researcher at the University of Pisa and she collaborates with La Soffitta, center of theatrical promotion at the University of Bologna. She is a editor for “Culture Teatrali” , webzine.
Fabio Acca, critic and performing arts researcher, he is a researcher at the Dipartimento di Musica e Spettacolo of the University of Bologna. He is part of the editorial staff of “Culture Teatrali” and “Prove di Drammaturgia”.
In Camera Caritatis
A critical device by Fabio Acca e Silvia Mei.
A grill, a confessional, a confessor, a confession. You have knock three times to ask for consultation. The spectator can freely pour out his critical flow of consciousness.
In camera caritatis desecrates the rite of meeting the critic –usually mediator between the artist and the audience – in the understanding of the facts of the scene.
The device is hosted in the geometry of the origami structure by Francesco Cirillo and Roberta Cannatelli – Questua di Pensieri – representing the rout of an artist and his thoughts.
(IT – Napoli)
From drawing to photos, from sculptures to performance, in Bellomunno’s work two matrices are clearly visible: a painful irony, sometimes sarcastic and always provocative and the family origins, as a gravitational fulcrum for her art and life.
Redesigning space from the left side
The premise for this work is that human brain is divided into two symmetric hemispheres; that play a perfect and delicate game of oppositions in which the left hemisphere rules the right side of the body and vice versa. The project is based on a performing action in which the right-handed artist “re-draws” as a left-handed the space, while her right side is blocked in a straightjacket (sewed for the performance).
(IT – Treviso)
The first experiences with the Living Theatre, Lindsay Kemp’s poetic, the apartment theatre of Nino Gennaro, the school of Jerzy Grotowski, the fusion of theatre and dance of Pina Baush. A poetic developing in the melting of the expressive arts, in the care for human’s evolution in his intimacy.
The performance develops in a continuous overlapping of doors in which the two protagonists, are far away and close at the same time, with voices and bodies, till everything turns into a transformation. A mutual offering.
(IT – Milano)
Reporter for Corriere della Sera from 15 years. She works on theatre, culture, reports. In recent time she melted her interests and work experiences in Africa, Albania and South America, in the theatre report.
Ricchi di cosa poveri di cosa?
Burkina Faso, Senegal, Italia. Theatre report of journalism, photography and music. A trip through Italia, Burkina Faso and Senegal to talk about theatre and migration, in a moment of global crisis, using video, interviews and music. The focus of the work is the consideration, for an adrift West, about the need of a new definition of the words “richness” and “poorness”, but also the urgency to find again a sense in the encounter spectator-actor.
With Ibrahim Drabo’s music.
Musician born in Burkina Faso. Balaphonist and singer in DJIGUIYA group. He participated in several festival in Mali, Ivory Cost, France, Spain, The Netherlands. In 2008 he won the first prize at the “National week of culture” in Bobodioulasso, an annual festival of African arts and traditions. He lives in Italy since 2008.
(UK / CL)
Lizzie and Alexandra started their collaboration at the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company’s Dance Journey Program,, where they discovered a large field of artistic common interests. Sharing the attraction for the dance in cinema, Lizzie and Alexandra developed their interest in the ways of representing the body in live performance and media.
You eat a pear
Combining the elements of live performance and cinema, the work focuses on the presence of human body on stage and in screen, analyzing the relation between spectator and performer through all the means that build the work.
(IT – Napoli)
A poet, Luca Errico and a guitarist Alessandro Pezzella, as Oceanoviola. Luca Errico writes even if not feeling himself as a poet; he had never clear the difference between Pasolini and Califano, or Pessoa and the Skiantos. His poetry arises from dream, sleepiness and sleeplessness.
Alessandro Pezzella after the difficult separation from the project “lui e l’oceanoviola”, more strongly tied to song shape, lonely and egocentrically is experimenting a musical dialogue with himself through sounds and melodies, searching for a constantly unconscious identity.
La bottega degli errori
Voice, guitar, loop machine and sounds. Not a reading. Words and electric frequencies shout and whisper together. The word goes from civil poetry and a drunk lyric, tells the inability to feel himself as a part of the visual urban landscape, the inability to feel himself as a contemporary man.
(IT – Napoli)
Actress, director, dramaturg. In 1996 founded her own company: Malatheatre. Their shows will travel around Italy. Her theatre has a strong visual feature, reminding cinema and paintings: a theatre with Baroque manners, in which the Baroque style is broken and reshaped slightly different.
La Madonna delle Rose
Performing installation in the shape of Tableaux Vivant. Inspired by Filumena Marturano and the monologue of the Madonna delle Rose, the famous ‘e figlie so’ figlie (“sons are sons” n.d.t.): “ è stata Essa, allora…è stata ‘a Madonna! S’è vista affrontata a tu per tu, e ha voluto parla’ . Ma allora ‘a Madonna pe’ parla’ se serve ‘e nuie.” (So it was her, the Virgin Mary! She saw me facing her and she wanted to tell me something. Then, the Virgin Mary uses us to speak to us.” N.d.t.)
Founder and member of The Pumclicks, the melting of three nomad musicians crossing the world and its traditional music through their compositions. Martin plays clarinet and drums, in an amazing union of melody and rhythm.
One man band show, crossing many countries (Senegal, Brazil, Serbia, Italy…). Martin takes their rhythms and melodies putting them on his body, dancing his characteristic moving orchestra. An essential virtuosity.
Opera RetablO creates works between innovation and archaic; giving rise to a modern and destabilizing catharsis. It starts, inspires and develops from the belief that the encounter and collaboration among individuals are the basis for every possible creation. Founded by Ledwina Costantini, actress and creator, who worked for several years with Teatro delle Radici.
I hate this job – studio II
A multidisciplinary creation inspired to Marina Abramović’s manifesto An artist’s life, about contemporary artist’s role. An opportunity to question the boundaries between introversion and extroversion, appearance and essence and how their imbalance can affect the essence of an artist and of an individual, in both positive and negative way.
(IT – Milano)
They are based in Naples. Their activities are not just production and shows, but they are active with open rehearsals, discussions, exhibitions, conferences, lectures in academies and universities, collaborations with institutions, both private and public, caring for arts contemporary arts. This attitude allows a discussion about theatre in comparison with other interpretations of the worlds.
It is a research on the bloody part of growth, the one that does not mature, that does not declare itself, that does not express itself and that does not stop: a magmatic and hidden energy, destroying as well as creating. The sight of the audience looks at the scene as at the net of a imaginary building site. A research on spirit that dares with unfavourable and difficult tools as regression, involution, childhood, braking the category and degenerating.
(IT – Reggio Emilia)
Based in Reggio Emilia. The artistic research aims to a performing dimension through a precise an analytical style and a poetic and evocative language. Moreover the company works on Civic Theatre and Theatre for Children. They proudly collaborate with Icarus Ensemble, an International contemporary group of erudite music.
Starting from the narration of the Argentinean writer Julio Cortázar, the work tries the exploration of the “feeling of not being here completely”. A virtual man imposes himself on the real body. It almost plays, becoming his unexpected incarnation and double. Up/down, face/back, this/that anxious and provocative. The off-stage voice suggests “the daily instructions”.
(IT – Napoli)
Born in 2010 as a research for the staging of a poetic text. The group started to walk through abandoned, forgot spaces repossessing those rejected venues. Three elements of the group worked together for more than two years, creating workshops and cultural events in Spazio Torchio (Somma Vesuviana-Na). They are Daniela Allocca (performer and university professor), Carla Merone (painter and costume designer), Vanna Piacente (oriental dances teacher and performer).
The perception of every day routes usually is trapped in binary systems: in-out, inside-outside, the routes are not experienced but passed by only in relation to the start and the arrival. Moebius Walk lived the walk, the step and with the step, redesigning the space to multiply the dimensions. Tha walk is then apoetic acct able to discover unusual landscapes, unexpected or forgot routes. A line creating landscapes.
Contemporary dance company headed by Simonne Rizzo. It aims the research on the essentiality, with no precondition, no measures, no tricks, respecting the continuous position of the essence. Simonne rizzo’s work was hosted in Avignone in 2012, and produced by important realities as THV, CNDC d’Angers, Centre Jean Vilar and others.
Un Certain Rythme
Confusing life and static automation, human and product, painting and real, discussing the staging itself. Dancers force themselves to enter into a dialogue with a live drum and bass that arrive to distortion. Simonne is constantly researching on the contradiction between posture and imposture.
(UK / MT)
Nicola and Rebecca are both dancers working in the field of performing and interdisciplinary arts. They formed at Dartington College of Arts and Hochschule fur Schauspielkunst ‘Ernst Busch’ in Berlin. Their encounter is based on George Perec’s work. In 2014 they presented their work at the International Conference Species of Spaces: Transdisciplinary Approaches to the Work of Georges Perec.
The work is inspired by the Perec’s book “Species of Spaces”. The creative approach is based on dance and direct involvement of local community. Research and method are used to build the performance in which the artists question the improvisation as a mean for the analysis of individuals and groups, and their way to inhabit a common space.
She graduated in Arti e Scienze dello Spettacolo at Sapienza University in Rome and at the London Contemporary Dance School. She studied coreography with International compagnie as Mats Ek, Ballet Frankfurt of Wiliam Forsythe, Random Dance Company, Batsheva Dance Company, Centre National De La Dance and Hofesh Setcher Dance Company. Her work is focused on the relation between digital technology and body in live performance.
Red T-Shirt Project.
An international long-distance dance creation
It is a project that uses everyday technologies (smartphones, internet, projectors). Dancers from difefret countries of the world interact with each other not meeting at a physical level, aiming to create a long-distance choreographic material.
Maybe in future time this could be a common way to create a choreography.
(IT – Pomigliano d’Arco)
Born in Pomigliano d’Arco in 1974, a moment of social and political tensions. The foundation of the group itself can be considered a san effect of that particular political period. Some of the members are in fact workers of the industries of Naples suburbs. Since the beginning their production is large and focused on the cultural and political emergency facing the themes of corruption, migration, exclusion, job insecurity, job politics and workers rights.
La Canzone di Zeza
La Zeza, a carnival scene, of music and acting, probably born in 1600. From Naples it reached the surrounding lands and the other region of Naples Kingdom, with variations in every area. Until the 20th century all the text of the Zeza was learned by everybody in every social class in Naples, when the tradition ended. The complex reality of Naples is critically outlined by I Zezi, through performance and song, outlining the connections, the disorders , in an attempt of making the disadvantage objective and socialized.
An international company, a collective of six artists that are interpreters and creators coming from dance, theatre and circus. A poetic that has a strong visual impact. From 2008 Progetto Brockenhaus is an Artista Associato Sosta Palmizi.
Inspired by Bertolt Brecht’s “Three penny opera”.
What is identity? What is getting lost? What is dignity? What is the labyrinth?
Labyrinth is that space that surrounds us. It may be the city, the garden, the forest. It may be the space where we get lost. And something that is a possibility to understand life. (Giuseppe Penone)
FILM IN RESIDENCY 2014
She formed at the Film and TV School of Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. Through cinema I try to express what I can difficultly say by words. Documentary is a means to investigate individual’s mind. In my work I love imagining an unreal world; a very important part of my creation is irony.
The aim is observing the italian reality through my eyes and my senses coming from such a different culture and history. I like manipulating the space at a visual level, creating a multi-perspective vision of the world.
French painter, writer, film maker. He worked in several international galleries. His writings are published by Actes Sud. His artistic activity is the result of the dialogue among the different languages he crosses.
Fisch in Campania
A stranger arrives in Naples. He wants to reach the people he meets, through something similar to a rebirth. He tries the economy of giving, offering his services, through photographic portraits, discovering the others. But will he take a boat to go far away?
International group born in 2013 at the University Arts London. Maria Fernanda Calderon was born in Colombia, Jon Clair in Australia, Ella Phillips in Londra, Natasha Sabatini in Italy. They all work and live in London.
The group works on video installation experimenting the differences between public and private.
What do you consider private?
To highlight the difference between public and private, which are the structures that allow us to reveal it. We live the most of our life in private, but what happens when these two spheres mix themselves? As often happens in digital reality?
Iranian (Kurdistan), politic refugee in the United Kingdom. He made several documentary, both short and long, broadcasted by European TV and presented in many international festivals. Among these the 54esimo festival Dei Popoli. Soran uses camera in the same way he uses his eyes.
The box room
Characters, spaces, actions of our life are temporary. “I believe there is a conflict between the human and urban element, between the inhabitants and his space. I believe that the space we need to live in does not exists.”
(IT – Napoli)
From many years we are surrounded by the images of the city n every possible shape, we would like to offer the language of images to its voice to complete the perception of the city’s complexity and magnificence. From journalism to cinema it is a matter of point of view.
Space inside, space outside: city glare and collective actions reproduce themselves in a domestic space, changing its shape and interpreting gestures, voices sounds. The camera spies on the environment and enters stories possibly weaved together with texts recalling memories, and that nevertheless are only urban echoes of realities that once inspired ancient tales.
(IT – Napoli)
Fashion, interiors and lifestyle photographer and video make. In 2012 he followed Marina Abramovic’s project at Pac, Milan, signing a video of his own. His photographic aesthetics derives from 90’s magazines snapshots as The Face, ID, ELLE and Marie Claire.
Video fragments collection
Multidisciplinary artist moving among video, photography, performing arts.
Her imagination plays with narration through intimate and dreaming universes, exploring several interactions between body and moving images.
Les machines solitaires – video fragments
In the corridor of our mind time plays with the surface of our skin. Symbolic objects and sounds hide metaphors. Weird sculptures of talking metals hanging and oplaying with the physical oppression of time.
After all our attitudes and routes, are we still able to remember who we are, when reality is trapped in fiction?
(IT – Salerno)
Television writer, art passionate, she worked in several programs, entertainment and actuality, as “Lina’s Hair” transmitted on La 5, “La più bella della classe” on Fox Life and “Le vite degli altri” on La7.
In a parallel she is a blond rock singer.
La mia prima volta
In Toledo metro, so many people see the work of Kentridge at the same time. But is their impression the same?
6 web video pills tell “the first time with art” of ordinary people, artistically “virgins”, and tell about that usually considered unreachable, but that fortunately invades our everyday life.