ACTRESSES & ACTORS
Gilles Aubry is a sound artist based in Berlin. Informed by researches on cultural,
material and historical aspects of sound production, he uses location recordings, audio
archives and interviews to create live performances and sound installations. His works
typically explore the relational and reflexive qualities of sound and listening while
questioning problematic aspects of cultural representations.
Il suo lavoro sembra essere sostenuto dalle stesse dinamiche che hanno caratterizzato
l’arte relazionale degli anni ’90, poiché a prima vista sembra far leva sul controllo
della comunicazione mediatica o altrimenti sfruttando l’aura magica dell’evento per farne
la sostanza stessa di cui è fatto il discorso. Solo in un secondo tempo ci si accorge che
De Bernardo sembra invece rimettere in questione l’ordine delle priorità e il concetto
stesso di controllo nell’opera d’arte. Il concetto stesso di design della comunicazione
gli è completamente alieno. Nel suo lavoro il paradosso non è il risultato preciso di
un assioma, o di un calcolo, ma si trasforma spesso in una cocente sconfitta,
nella materializzazione di qualcosa di più tristemente reale, in un fallimento.
Un fallimento però le cui rovine lasciano intravvedere frammenti di una realtà ancora
pulsante e testimone di memorie irredimibili.
Oppy de bernardo
Alan Bogana, born 1979 in Faido (CH), lives and works in Geneva (CH). He completed a Fine
Art Diploma with honors at the Geneva University of Art and Design in 2009, a
specialization in computer graphics in 2010 and one in artistic research methodologies
at the Zürich University of Art and Design in 2013.
In his works he is concerned with physical phenomena, the iconography of science, and digital simulation. Scientific knowledge and technical tools are catalysts for experimental artistic research in which, for example, he explores how far computer graphics software can be used to simulate phenomena which could not occur in nature.
Emilie Bujès has a MA in History of Art and is a programmer for Visions du Réel,
International Film Festival (Nyon) and for La Roche-sur-Yon International Film Festival
(France), as well as an independent curator. She has been a curator at the Centre d’Art
Contemporain Geneva between 2010 and 2014. The exhibitions and programmes she presented
there revolved mainly around film archives and documentary practices and their
relationship to history and memory. Alongside this work, she has given several papers at
universities and Art Schools and is now developing a publication that discusses the notion
of trauma as conceived and questioned as a cultural paradigm.
Nina Haab is a contemporary
artist born in 1985 in Bellinzona (CH). Actually she lives and works in Berlin (D)
and in Geneva (CH) where she graduated with a bachelor's and a master's degree in
visual arts at the Haute Ecole d'Art et de Design (HEAD). In 2012, she completed her
studies in pedagogy at the University of Geneva. The same year, Nina Haab sees herself
attributed an artist's studio by the city of Geneva and won a Swiss Art Award in Basel.
In 2015-16 the artist is invited to participate at ABA an artist residency in Berlin,
support by Pro Helvetia. Collective memory is at the center of the artist research.
Photographer and video artist, Nina Haab explores people memories through their life
stories, personal archives, and places, to then invent others stories and represent
them in her installations.
Angela a.k.a Makita
Born 8th November 1971, in Zurich. Angela Marzullo, was born in Zurich, of an Italian father,
and a Swiss mother, and has lived in Geneva since she attended art school there. She
links video and performance art to explore the feminist questions that are central to her
artistic practice. Since 2005 she has integrated her daughters Lucie and Stella
(born in 1995 and 1999) into her research. They figured in her video series
“Performing” in 2005, which is part of a wider cycle of films, entitled “Homeschooling”
since 2009, when Marzullo was artist in residence at the Swiss Institute at Rome. The
“Homeschooling” series has enabled her to address a wide audience, both in Switzerland
and beyond. She continues to pursue this collaborative work with her daughters, together
with other approaches: live performance, video performance and photography.
Works documented on www.angelamarzullo.ch
Luc Mattenberger (*1980) is a Swiss artist who lives and works in Geneva and Berlin. He
completed his Academic degree (Hons.) and a postgraduate at the Geneva university of art
and design (HEAD) in 2007. He works essentially in the field of sculpture and installation.
His works explore the multiples convinces between man and machine, with a particular
interest for the engine as vector and symbol of power. During his career, the artist
have been rewarded by several prizes, (e.g. «Prix de la Fondation UBS», «Swiss art award»,
etc.) and residency programs in Rome, Prague, Paris, Berlin and Marfa. Mattenberger is
co-founder and co-editor of the literary review Coma.
Yves Mettler realises interventions in the public space and sound installations presenting
a narrative fabric made of analyses and stories extracted from architecture, engineering,
history and social conditions which all-in-all let the urban environment talk. Following
local contingencies, stories, thoughts and desires, the works move between scales and
build a sense for what is called a global urbanization process. In 2013 he initiated
a series of shows about the Europe Squares of Berlin, Lausanne and Bobigny.
Works documented on www.theselection.net
| The Analogue Island Bureau
is a project established by Berlin-based visual artist, filmmaker and photographer
Marco Poloni. Over the past several years, the bureau has
been building an index of plots, problems and tropes of the Mediterranean Sea. This
archive documents, reformulates and expands a number of anthropological narratives
and geopolitical scripts of this area, focusing on relationships between social
invisibility and power, subjectivity and ideology, individual action and political
RELAX (chiarenza & hauser & co)
Marie-Antoinette Chiarenza and Daniel Hauser, based in Zurich/CH, work together since 1983. Their projects trade under the name RELAX (chiarenza & hauser & co), whereby the “ & co” never means company but stands for constellations and possible cooperations. Their works are on value questions, wealth, abundance and implicate questions about what is formatting us and how we can emancipate ourselfs from such formatting processes (which are dificult to avoid and even more difficult not to reproduce).
|Commune di Monteforno|
|Museum da Gallarate|