Modica Street Musical
Installation: drawings, wallpapers, photography, risographs, banners and collages Installation view at LAVERONICA Arte Contemporanea, Modica, Italy
MODICA STREET MUSICAL – EXHIBITION
Public performance and exhibition curated by Matteo Lucchetti.
Produced by Laveronica
6 August – 13 October 2016
Throughout the work on the musical, the space of the gallery was transformed into a workshop open to participants and anyone who wanted to use it to make proposals and intervene in the dramaturgy of the work. The resulting exhibition is thus a space in which the artist’s previous works and new productions appear as documents and reference materials for the planning of the Modica Street Musical, as well as representing a space for reflection on the musical as a mise-en-scène of the relationship between spectacle and life, based on the continuity existing between music and the everyday lives of the local protagonists.
A series of wallpapers, hanged on the walls of the gallery, portray movement in public space as an act of individual and collective affirmation: a political gesture that embodies protest, joy, discontent and social claims. The thousands of people who took part to Senatore’s works in the last ten years are here celebrated as the human matter from which the artist took inspiration in developing her graphic, pictorial and photographic work installed in the gallery. Emancipation and equality are the common trajectories towards which every form of activism aims, and every work on show highlights several cases and causes – Black Lives Matter, feminist movements or marching bands on strike – in which communities shaped through music, dance, spectacle or protest are able to generate a potential for social change.
Photo Francesco D’Amore