Roberto Rossini: Locus Solus, aesthetic ritual action, episode 7, 15 min.
02/09/2017, h 19:15
From the mid-70s Roberto Rossini is one of the significant presence of the Italian performance art. He has participated in international festivals, with events staging in atypical areas such as industrial plants, historical buildings, religious temples and natural or defunctionalized environments.
He deepened the anthropological roots of performative research by getting in touch with native cultures and through many seminars on corporal research. Realized video-art works dealing with the processes of the unconscious mind and given lectures and leaded workshops on the subjects of performance and multimedial communication.
Locus that wants to be ‘solus’: a physical and mental space where there is still the possibility of voluntary solitude. I will present a work about the fragmentation of languages, in the form of ‘demonstration’, focusing the body at the center of a symbolic editing, knot of relationships with the outside world, from which often the gesture only can free it, restoring its individuality.
Roberto Rossini has participated in international festivals, with events staging in: La Kunsthalle, Mulhouse (F), Live Action, Göteborg (S), Art Action, Urban Center, Monza (I), tpa torinoPERFORMANCEART, Torino (I), Interakcje XIV, Piotrków Trybunalski (PL), LIIIth Biennale di Venezia – Eventi Collaterali (I), Infr’Action, Séte (F), In the Context of Art, Warszawa (PL), 12th International Performance Art Festival, Schindler Factory – Krakow (PL), On se dit, Espace Magnan, Nice (F), MAC Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Villa Croce, Genova (I), Sarajevska Zima, Kamerni Teatar 55, Sarajevo (BH), Mixed Media Art Communication, Tokyo (J), Dérapage Contrôlé, Galerie Articule, Montréal (CDN) and more.
In 2012 he published the book ‘The performance art, myth, ritual and play’, ed. Utopia production, and in 2015 co-published ‘Italian Performance Art’, ed. Sagep.
Locus Solus, episode 7
He currently works at Locus Solus – aesthetic ritual actions, an in performance-progress project, inspired by the homonymous novel by Raimond Roussel. He presents the seventh and last episode in Berlin.