Francesco Cavaliere, The city of thing

Francesco Cavaliere The City of Thing


For Hypermaremma, Francesco Cavaliere has devised an unprecedented two-act performance that operates a brass sculpture-amplifier. The performance will take place on 25 June in two complementary moments: at 11am the first act will be staged at the Antica Città di Cosa; at 6.30pm the second act will take place at the Spacco della Regina, on the beach of the Tagliata di Ansedonia.


Afterwards, the sculpture will be on display from mid July until the rest of the Summer in the archaeological park of Cosa, thus retracing the concept of the ‘fossil’, a previously living entity.


Francesco Cavaliere is a visual artist, writer and sound producer born in Tuscany, Italy, in 1980. He lives and works between Berlin and Turin. He writes sound stories and music based on particles of sound, noise and language, often integrated with installation and scenographic elements or live performance. His work has been presented in museums, art centres and international festivals including: KORA Contemporary Art Centre, Castrignano de’ Greci; Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Milan; Ti con zero, Xing/Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome; Una Cosa Mostruosa, Sacro Bosco di Bomarzo; Triennale Teatro, FOG, Milan; LUFF Festival, Lausanne; Ambient Festival, Cologne; Live Arts Week, Xing, Bologna; GLUCK 50, Milan; Terraforma, Villa Arconati, Milan; RIBOCA1 Riga International Biennial, Riga; Issue Project Room, New York; Cafè Oto, London; INFRA FESTIVAL, Tokyo; BOZAR, Brussels; 3HD Fest, HAU Habbel am Ufer, Berlin; Empty Gallery, Honk Kong; 7a Berlin Biennale; Les Urbaines Festival Lausanne; Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo; Museo di Arte Contemporanea, Roskilde; Grimmuseum, Berlin; CTM festival, Berlin; Museo di Arte Contemporanea di Varsavia; QO2, Bruxelles; Kraak, Ghent; Art Brussels. Solo exhibitions in the visual field include: Dite Sbadiglio di Evaporite, Colli Independent Gallery (2022); La Lince d’Ombra e Pietra Sponga (2021); Una Boccata d’Arte; Fondazione Elpis; Galleria Continua; Vallo di Nera; Anubis vs Baboon (2019) Gluck 50, Milan; Soffio Che Scotta (2015), Xing/Marsèlleria, Milan; Lancio Meta Meteo (2014) Grimmuseum, Berlin; Volta di Lame di Lune (2012), Kinderhook and Caracas, Berlin.


Critical text by Simone Trabucchi

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