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Gabriele Pellegrini, born (Phone number hidden by Airbnb) in Ruvo, Bari, has lived and worked in Florence since (Phone number hidden by Airbnb) where he attended l’ISIA, l’istituto Superiore per l’Industrial Design. He graduated with a thesis entitled, “The World of Packaging: Predesign for a Project on Business Communication within the System of Mass Communication”
Rather than the “logical” immobility of industrial design, he prefers the risk and freedom of the design of theatrical scenography. From (Phone number hidden by Airbnb) to (Phone number hidden by Airbnb) he worked with architect and set designer Stefani Battaglia. Together, they designed scenography and costumes for theater and dance, multivision works, installations, and video installations, collaborating with companies and organizations of national and international importance.
At the same time, he has continued his personal research on the phenomenology of perception using the photographic language, but not exclusively; his first exhibition is already an installation. He creates combinations particularly agreeable with his “multimedia expressiveness, ” achieved with his work in photographic installations in both natural and developed locations.
For ten years he has also worked with photography of scenography. Especially active and appreciated his theatric experimentations, he has photographed for Socíetas Faffaello Sanzio (Cesena) which has recently published a photographic book Epitaph that contains images of the company’s productions for the last twenty years, Fabbrica Europa (Firenze), Fondazinoe Sipario Toscana (Cascina), Teatro delle Donne (Firenze), Kripton (Scandicci), Opera Giovani in Europa di Aldo Tarabella, La fabbrica dell’Attore (Roma), La Zattera di Babele (Roma), Simone Carella (Roma), Sylvano Bussotti (Firenze), Luigi Cinque (Roma), Compagnia Virgilio Sieni (Firenze), Compagnia Marinella Salerno (Firenze), Associazione Culturale Danza Arbus (Firenze), Balleto di Toscana (Firenze), Pino Minafra (Ruvo), Alcatel (Milano), Teatro della (Limonaia Sesto Fiorentino), Tempo Reale (Firenze), etc.
Both his photographs for these companies and those of his installations have been published in visual art, dance and theater books as well as in Italian and foreign newspapers.
The first installation, EPILOGO-Fotofonie, (each image was given its own sound), was presented in (Phone number hidden by Airbnb) in Florence at the Galleria Container and in (Phone number hidden by Airbnb) in Prato at the Galleria Dry Photo in and again in Florence for Ecosfera at the Fortezza da Basso.
The installation, on the subject of environmental pollution, presented the images and sounds of the debris of our daily consumption: “sopravvivenze di oggetti disperse sui bordi della terraferma, quasi escrescenze biologiche, prossimi all’armonia nell’angusto ritaglio dello spazio”
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The second installation, ARITIMIE-Fotofonie, was presented in Ruvo, Puglia in the field of Talos Festival ’95: “La melodia-la ricerca-la follia. ” It was also presented in Florence at Stazione Leopolda for Fabbrica Europa ’95: “Il disordine delle arti. ”
The works in the Aritimie series were also displayed in the gallery “La mente e l’immagine di Roma, ” and at “Cardillac” in Florence.
“ARTIMIE” involves itself in the idea of visual, contemporary pollution from a propagandist system geared toward “the masses” to the universal languages of advertisement communication written and transferred via products. The result achieved over the course of fifty years of “excess” and “hammering” for the erasure of different sociological, ethnic and religious realities has brought about a vertical drop in the quality of the sign and the degradation of cultural identity.
The works are born of the study of common packaging. In the research, the sign of artificial materials is set against the signs of natural elements that become, today each in turn, “products of mass consumption. ”
Through “mental” manipulation and the repetitive speculation of images, the “insignificant coded” becomes the “significant uncoded, ” stimulating those processes tendentiously favorable for the recovery of the truly imaginary.
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For ‘Apre’ in February (Phone number hidden by Airbnb) the first Florentine exhibition dedicated to ecological and biotechnological problems) at Stazione Leopolda in Florence, he installed on a steel wall six meters high and twelve meters long a series of recent, large-scale works, resulting from research on photography and digital pictures, a preview of the interactive installation project “Corpi. Sembianze del Tempo. ”
The works of the series “Corpi. Sembianze del Tempo” intensify the already commonly-held certitude of the invasion of the artificial into the depths of the body. This invasion is, in one sense, having to put up with violence, and in another sense like a gift of membership to the system through the manipulation of the flesh and mind.
Bodies. At the end, identity is always in suspension. Under the investigation of the stare, recorded, in the attempt to find the threshold and go beyond the common place of representation.
The works open, therefore, at the visionary crossroads that occupy the space of memory and divination.
In February (Phone number hidden by Airbnb) in Bari, at Teatro Kismet OperA he presents a photographic retrospective dedicated to Societas Raffaello Sanzio entitled “Corpi. ” The suggested images are digitally enhanced photographs that come from the photographs taken during the representations of “Amleto, Orestea, Giulio Cesare, Voyage au bout de la nuit, Genesi, Il Combattimento. ”
In Prato, the exhibit becomes an installation that creates an interaction between the works dedicated to “Corpi” for Raffaello Sanzio with “Corpi contrafatti” of some of his recent digital work and takes advantage of the atmosphere and the sliding hooks on the snaking platforms of the butcher’s workrooms in the ex-butchery, now Cantieri Culturali dell’Officina Giovani.
The project was created in collaboration with l’Assessorato alla Cultura and Teatro Metastasio (from March 14 through April 8, (Phone number hidden by Airbnb)
In Florence, for Fabbrica Europa (Phone number hidden by Airbnb) mito d’Europa e identitá contemporanea, his installation exhibition entitled “La voix du corps” viaggio nel mondo della Socíetas Raffaello Sanzio was unveiled in the main aisle of Stazione Leopolda. It presents on an inclined stage a series of other new works.