The artist Marinella Senatore will create a unique space for the tenth anniversary of the Kappa FuturFestival
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The tenth anniversary of the electronic festival in Turin will feature artistic explosions by Marinella Senatore, NFTS by Blackdove or the vision of photographers Massimo Vitali or Olivero Toscani, who continue their “Human Race” project together with Kappa FuturFestival. Kappa FuturFestival, one of the most important electronic music festivals in Europe, presents the programming linked to digital art for its next edition, which will mark a decade of this project that takes electronic music as a reference but also leaves room for art in all its manifestations, especially in the digital environment. An initiative that started in the 2022 edition with various incidents, and that this year gains more weight in the Kappa FuturFestival programming. KFF23 will be bigger and better in its tenth anniversary, with a lineup that promises an immersive and unforgettable experience not only for clubbers and electronic music lovers, but also for those who are passionate about digital art. The Parco Dora venue will welcome a whole series of digital artists who will exhibit their works in its facilities, including Beryl, Oz, forming a true exhibition hall at Kappa FuturFestival. This edition’s digital art collection, curated in collaboration with digital art platform Blackdove, will take festival-goers on a journey of color and movement. With Beryl and Oz as headliners, along with ten other artists with an international profile, Kappa FuturFestival is a definitive destination for anyone who wants to experience the best of electronic music and digital art.
“Baila primero, piensa después”, la creación de Marinella Senatore para Kappa FuturFestival
Marinella Senatore (Cava de’ Tirreni, 1977) began creating large site-specific light installations in 2016. Drawing inspiration from the traditional illuminations of southern Italy, where they are used for ceremonies and local festivities, Senatore uses the symbolic power of the light as a way to illuminate sharing spaces.
For this edition of Kappa FuturFestival the artist has developed new site-specific installations for Parco Dora, an ideal setting for a light sculpture in which music and dance represent values intrinsically linked to Marinella’s artistic research and practice itself. The quotation of Samuel Beckett “Dance First Think later” has the capacity of exemplifying the approach of the Festival: the sculpture creates an energetic space that is activated by the light and the audience itself, empowered by an individual and assembly of individuals, through a collective ritual.
The installation was inspired from a combination between the social meaning of the illuminations and the philosophy of the radical “Bread and Puppet Theater,” a puppet theater that since 1960 promotes, through political, social and pedagogical practice – all similar artistic practices of Senatore – the concept of art as “bread for life.”
Marinella’s new project for Torino falls into a wider “idea” of the Festival that began with Massimo Vitali and his 2018 photographs as well as those of Oliviero Toscani. Kappa FuturFestival becomes a “universal place” for the meetings, exchanges and creations of a new contemporary community.
Marinella Senatore was also invited to showcase one of her well-known works from 2021 – Alliance des Corps – on the 29th of June at the Opening concert in Villa della Regina.
Marinella Senatore (Cava de’ Tirreni, 1977) is a multidisciplinary artist, with a background in music, fine arts and cinema. Her artistic practice is based on the aesthetic of resistance and transformative power of social commitment and is characterized by a strong collective component and participatory dimension.
Queens Museum, NY; High Line, NY; Centre Pompidou Paris; Kunsthaus Zürich; Pearl Art Museum; MAXXI; Palais de Tokyo; Schirn Kunsthalle; Museum of Contemporary Art of Chicago; Berlinische Galerie; Museo del Novecento, Milan; Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen; Faena Art Forum, Miami; Bozar; Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo; Museums der Moderne Salzburg; Serpentine Gallery; CCA Tel Aviv; Museo Madre; Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal; ICA, Richmond; Petach Tikva Museum of Art; BAK Utrecht; Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo; Palazzo Grassi; Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen; Moderna Museet are some the institutions that commissioned and exhibited her works and performances at a national and international level.
The artist has been part of some of the most important exhibitions of the world, such as the San Paolo, Venice, Lyon, Thessaloniki, Liverpool, Athens, Havana, Gothenburg, Cuenca, Pune, South Tyrol, Bangkok Biennials and the Manifesta 12 in Palermo.
In the summer of 2022 she was the protagonist of the Baden-Baden Festival in Germany and in September she received a carte blanche from Palais de Tokyo of Paris with an exhibition dedicated to her: THE SCHOOL OF NARRATIVE DANCE, ALLIANCE DES CORPS. Carte blanche to Marinella Senatore, 2022.
Marinella Senatore is deepening her artistic parth with new opportunities currently underway at the Modern Museum of Salinsburg and at Villa Stuck in Munich.
Among her upcoming projects we mention the solo exhibition at CCA Tel Aviv, and Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam.
She works and lives between Rome and London.