The mysterious lightness of the sound of Gisle Nataas
In the last century the actions of the artists acquire a central role in live artistic practice, gradually finding their own vocabulary in the term performance. Gisle Nataas, charismatic architect and brilliant performer, inaugurated the international art festival “The body language” inside the historic Venetian palace Ca ‘Zanardi with a sound performance.
Through “Breath / City / Birds” Nataas shows us a sensorial masterpiece emphasized by the actresses Signe Schineller, Camilla Nneka Inalu while the voice of Katiuscia Dari accompanied us among the Invisible Cities of Italo Calvino.
The refinement of the exclusive Venetian sounds are like the breath of the city exactly like a perfume that gives it a touch of mystery. The sound journey is not only linked to the architect’s passion for the historic city but shows us how Venice is a perennial and immortal work of art that exudes history and charm from an architectural and anthropological point of view. There is no difference between listening and taking a trip to the lagoon. Closing our eyes it is as if we were taking a gondola, we could hear the sound of the wind, the water moved by the oars, the fatigue of the gondolier … all this creates an incredible harmony.
Review of the performance written by Adriana Repaci, architect and cultural writer from Verona. Adriana write for the accademic magazine ‘Il Convivio”.
NATAAS/ was invited to perform the audio performance “Breath / City / Birds” at Palazzo Ca ‘Zanardi in Venezia at the opening of the international art festival “The Body Language” Thursday 13. February 2020. Gisle Nataas, Signe Schineller, Camilla Nneka Inalu and Katiuscia Darici were happy for this opportunity to do this audio performance in a 1600 Venetian palace with the sound of breath mixed with the sound channels outside.
Brief synopsis: Performance “Breath/City/Birds” is a site-specific performance based on the specific location, the breath and the city outside. The sound of breathing and the movements of the artists are amplified, challenged and mixed with the sounds of the location and the city outside. This creates an audio-visual journey between several points, through a state, perhaps from sleep to sleep.
Fotos: Simone Mantovani.