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paraphernalia…

Guardare se stessi guardarsi (Watching yourself watching yourself) by Masbedo

Went to an art show at an old factory space on the road to Oropa, it’s only about a 3 km walk there from Cittadellarte, but up a very steep slope. Takes about 40 minutes to get there. I go with most of the UNIDEE residents and i think we surprise a lot of drivers who are not so used to seeing a dozen or so pedestrians making their way up this winding road with no pavement…but we all survive in tact. Anyway, it’s worth it for the space alone…all crumbling walls and pillars…perfect for video projections though in the end the art often takes second place to such imposing architecture…

The show is called Paraphernalia and is produced by IDEA (which in italian stands for “Industry Dedicated Essentially to Art) which was founded in 2009 by Luisella Zignone and Ferdinando Botto Poala

performance by Masbedo

Actually i really liked the drony discordant musical part of the performance, the musicians are from experimental Italian band Marlene Kuntz i filmed a little bit (badly)…see below:

moving stories…

One of the best things about living in Biella is the industrial landscape, beautiful, crumbling old factory spaces abound.  Last night i got to enter an new, old space; an old factory up the hill in Cossila, has opened up as a new temporary art space.

These ex industrial spaces with huge dramatic interiors and peeling walls are tailor made for this kind of video projection, the show is impressive…especially considering we are somewhat off the beaten path. Walk uphill for about half an hour towards Oropa on a winding road with no pavement (in the dark!) and eventually you will get there…

Moving Stories – a travelling exhibition.  Six new works are presented by  six partners in their countries (Belgium, Germany, Italy, Austria France and Poland) throughout 2011. Participating artists are Candice Breitz, MASBEDO, Mihai Grecu, Nicolas Provost, Paweł Janicki and Rainer Gamsjäger.