SPARKS 2021 – talk, performance, installation




Talk, performance and installation

Public Studio Visit with Francesca Grilli
Wednesday May 12, 8-9:30pm

An encounter with Francesca Grilli on the occasion of her stay in Bergamo, on Wednesday May 12 between 8 and 9:30 pm in Monastero del Carmine (entrance Via Colleoni 21, Bergamo), home to Teatro Tascabile.

An introduction to the project Sparks 2021 and an opportunity for an exchange about her work and her multidisciplinary practices
Curated by Contemporary Locus with Paola Tognon, Sara Fumagalli for GAMeC, Mauro Danesi for ORLANDO Festival, Tiziana Barbiero for Teatro Tascabile.
Free admission subject to availability. Reservations:

The event will be available on Youtube and Facebook, Contemporary Locus channels

Performance Sparks 2021 by Francesca Grilli
Friday May 14, 6:30 – 8:30 pm GAMeC Bergamo

In the performance Sparks 2021 the children who attended the Sparks workshop (8-12 May) choose one adult at a time and take them where they can read their hand. In this performance it is the children (the sparks) with their caps/sculptures, who like little oracles become makers of visions and perspectives. The adults are entrusted to the children who lead the game by establishing its rules and imaginations. Sparks does the minimal but revolutionary action of consigning in the hands of children the reading of our future as a gesture of hope and rupture with the past.
Free admission subject to availability. Reservations:

Sparks 2021 concludes with a final installation in GAMeC, Bergamo, a sculptural and audio record of the performance

Off to a start the Sparks workshop, for children between 9 and 12, conducted by artist Francesca Grilli and poet Azzurra D’Agostino. A time of play, cohabitation and imaginative learning as preparation for the performance Sparks 2021 where the children are the absolute protagonists.
May 8-12 in GAMeC, Bergamo
Registrations closed

- During the workshop, public studio visit and performance public social distancing rules will apply -

Sparks 2021 by artist Francesca Grilli, destined to the collection of Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea (GAMeC) Bergamo, is a project by Contemporary Locus curated by Paola Tognon, in partnership with Corpoceleste and in collaboration with ORLANDO and GAMeC and, for the Public Studio Visit, in collaboration with Teatro tascabile di Bergamo
The project is a winner of the Italian Council 9th edition award, a program for the promotion of Italian art internationally by the DGCC of the Ministry of Culture.