Tue, Sep 20|
Arts Santa Monica - Barcelona
Persus Nine & Stefano Caseya present "Extended Reality"
OVNI - Arts Santa Monica General public Free entry with limited capacity to 55 people
Orario & Sede
Sep 20, 2022, 7:00 PM
Arts Santa Monica - Barcelona, La Rambla, 7, 08002 Barcelona, Spagna
Extended Reality is a hybrid project in progressive extension, divided into acts where a live A/V performance [music + visuals] alternates with filmed conversations and interviews. It explores the universe of masks, understood as an extension of individual reality, be it interior and profound or externally evoked: masks that evoke the "here and now", or that lead to other places, in other times.
In this episode we will touch on:
- Masks and interiority: on the stage of life, we keep exchanging our scenes and roles (and their masks) - some chosen and some imposed: on the one hand they protect us and on the other they allow us to access our interiority, they allow us to contact our inner characters; the mask exalts the dialethic between what is hidden and what is revealed, between what is taught and what remains hidden: it represents the value of interiority vs superficiality, of what we keep hidden by choice, fear, trauma, homologation, insecurities due to lack of connections with like-minded people; it is the value of introspection vs easy consumption, it is the powerful articulation of something organic instead of mental-digital shutdown. In some practices, masks are the symbolic mediating object, whose construction with different materials, or their use and attribution of symbolic roles, allows access to inner characters and to stage, in a space of representation, experiences that have not yet been elaborated.
- Masks to overcome the limits of the human being: the search for and understanding of the unknown, the contact with undefined forces have always been at the centre of human existence and insistence. The body then becomes a tool of mediation, which can be decorated with garments, masks and signs: they are the only means available for contact with the spirits. In this process, the human face is the centre of transfiguration and the head must be reinforced, because it is the organic antenna of communication with extra-human beings.
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Stefano Caseya, Persus Nine