December 27 > 30 2020


What does it mean for you to inhabit a space during a residency period?

It means allowing oneself to be crossed by the spaces and the people who live in them. Allowing the presences in the place to breathe life into and inhabit one's research.

It means opening up one's work to the gaze of outsiders, to new eyes. Points of view.

Observing oneself through the eyes of others.


How would you define the space of your work and research? What will you investigate on this occasion?

My research is based on returning again and again to an encounter.

We're working on the closeness between the spectator and the performer, going in the opposite direction to the current pandemic.

We accept the present and its implications, but we are training our gaze on a future in which presence in real time is essential.

We are grateful to the Mattatoio for allowing us to work in safety, making the human and financial resources available for it all to be possible.


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Alessandro Sciarroni is an Italian artist active in the field of the performing arts with several years' experience in the visual arts and theatre research. His work, which transcends categorisation, features in festivals, museums and unconventional spaces throughout Europe, the United States. Canada, Brasil, Uruguay and Asia. He involves artists from different disciplines in his creations, embracing the techniques of dance, the circus and sport. His work tends to use the repetition of a practice to the outer limits of physical endurance to lift the veil off the obsessions, fears and fragility of the act of performing, in search of an empathetic relationship between the audience and the performers. He was awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement in Dance in 2019.