[ Italy ]
Sat 1st April 2006
[view by appointment]
2nd - 29th April 2006
Nicola Frangione's sound poetry and concerts are oriented towards
what some artists define as "art dramaturgy".
Gestures as a key form of expression are a distinguishing feature
of his work. On the one hand, his vocality takes an active part
in the performances of the body, playing the same role as the other
linguistic elements; on the other, it stands out thoroughly, in
a sound-focused dimension connected with both texts and music according
to interdisciplinary approaches, harmonizing with the main orientation
of "sound poetry", which is the name for half a century¹s
practice and pragmatic observation.
Frangione was born in Forenza, Italy, in 1953. He has been living
and working in Monza since 1972, as an interdisciplinary artist
experimenting with several techniques: visual arts, publishing graphic
arts, music and sound poetry, video and theatre production, visual
poetry and mail art. As well as being concerned with visual poetry,
he is among the main mail artists in Italy. For about 20 years he
has been playing a role in developing and spreading this art in
Italy, carrying out
projects and organizing itinerant exhibitions and workshops.
He has published and produced several art books and is director
of "ART ACTION" International Festival Performance Art
"Falling on the threshold to remember everything, being frightened
within to remember everything, watering the grass of the single
interval, dissolving the sweet taste of the insect on the tree.
Looking beyond to remember nothing."