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2017
TRY DIE

2016
Before the name - Manifesta 11
Before the name - MACBA

2015
Before the name - Spazio k/Villa Romana
Precious Stone - Capella MACBA
Precious Stone - Italian Embassy in Berlin
Before the name - Wilkinson Gallery
Fetching Bridges (endlessly)

2013
A copy produced by this process
----->>Our soul is a presence

2012
One day I'll faint to the floor
Chiedi a Orlando (Ask Orlando)
The Sunshine Vineyard (Our Ideal Revolutionary Storm)
Towards the earth

2011
L' Abbigliamento
This is a presage (in - existence)
(Horizon) the youngest phenomena
Assioma della scelta

2010
The birds would sing in the other room
The man under the skin

2009
Socìetas: dalla terra al cielo
Three iced blackboards (part II)

2004
Dialogo in un'ora d'aria

OUR SOUL IS A PRESENCE

2013
Performance (25 mins), HD video (15 mins)
Produced by Centrale Fies for "MEIN HERZ" DRODESERA XIII / LIVEWORKS Performance Art Award
in collaboration with Viafarini DOCVA, curated by Barbara Boninsegna, Simone Frangi, Denis Isaia.

Performers: Claudia Banchelli, Alberto Baraghini, Andrea Franceschini (Camera), Giulia Hem, Marco Mazzi (photo), Andrea Pizzalis, Emiliano Zelada. And: Giulio Boato, Francesco Castioni, Juliette, Lara Perugini, Matilde Paganini, Roberta Segata, Emanuela Turrina, Tiziana Zambaldi.
Thanks to A.S.D.Judo Kwai. In collaboration with: Associazione JiTaKyoEi

The action is activated by the collapse of context and participatory actions, where in a crescendo of perceptive complexity, each presence is potentially invested with responsibility. The performance aims to contrive a set of dynamics apt to bring out a status of ideological displacement, attempting to instigate the idea of annihilation or, on the contrary, the possibility of rephrasing a dream. During the performance, two judo’s teams fight in the middle of the arena, surrounded by a loud audience of actors mixed to spectators, all of them equipped with the two teams’ blue and white flags. The hybrid scenario is activated by the intersection of a theatre like scene, with a photographic set, and a gymnasium. After a while, on the stands among the spectators, some performers break the loud scene waving big red flags: their presence remains ambiguous for not representing any of the teams, but recalling in the aspect the remote perception of revolutionary presences. Towards the end noise caused by the public, which are by the end turned into supporters, and the other performers becomes heavy and cacophonous; when it reaches its peak, viewers are asked to leave.

Centrale Fies - Our Soul Is A Presence (project)
Centrale Fies - Our Soul Is A Presence (photos)

MEIN HERZ - drodesera XXXIII: FRANCESCA BANCHELLI / OUR SOUL IS A PRESENCE from Centrale Fies on Vimeo.

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ph. Francesca Banchelli, Marco Mazzi, Noemi Bruschi