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Humanscape | based on Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino

Humanscape nasce in un contesto particolare. A conclusione del Master in Scenografia presso la Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, è stata organizzata una mostra in una ‘scatola nera’ dove per tre giorni ciascuno di noi studenti doveva sviluppare un progetto di fronte al pubblico. Questo lavoro non nasce quindi propriamente per il teatro, ma numerosi sono gli aspetti che potrebbero essere sviluppati al fine di trasformare la performance muta di alcune figure in nero in un testo drammatico e nel relativo progetto scenografico in scala reale. Il progetto si ispira a Le Città Invisibili di Italo Calvino ed in particolar modo alle metafore antropomorfiche presenti nell'opera. Humanscape è stato presentato diviso in quattro sezioni, ad ognuna delle quali è stato associato un testo ed un giorno della mostra. Una volta conclusa la mostra, ho sviluppato una video-performance e la relativa colonna sonora.

 

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Humanscape was devised in a peculiar context. Before the conclusion of the Master in Scenography at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, an exhibition held in a ‘black box’ was organised. During such exhibition each student, me included, was required for three days to  develop a project in front of the audience. Although Humanscape was not initially intended for theatre, several aspects of the work could be investigate further and subsequently employed to transform the mute performance - played by black scale-figures - into a dramaturgical text and into a corresponding set-design in real scale. The project is based on Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino and specifically on the numerous anthropomorphic simile that can be found in the book. Humanscape was divided in four different sections, to which I connected both a text and a day of exhibition. Once the exhibition was concluded, I developed a video-performance and the related soundtrack.

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CONCEPT

SET

LIGHTING

COSTUME

DRAWINGS

RENDERING

SCALE MODELS

DESIGN DETAILS

Ideato per
Conceived for
MA Scenography
Open Studio Exhibition

Royal Central School
of Speech and Drama
University of London

Master of Arts
Scenography