First part of the project, as a live performance premiered at XVIth Biennale of Architecture in Venice 'Freespace' on May 24th, 2018
Cosmogonia Mundi reflects on the possible futures of the City of Venice and the Port of Marghera in the form of live dance, using Northscapes Collective’s installation The Port and the Fall of Icarus on the laguna’s shore as a backdrop, and a film documentary in the main exhibition of the Padiglione Venezia/Marghera. In this project - which is part of a larger research program - MAKE MOVE THINK explores the dialog between individualism and collectivism in contemporary urban culture. Performing Arts and Architecture meld to create a moment where Dance is not merely performance and Architecture is not permanence.
This project is initiated by architect & urban designer Luisa Calabrese and is currently in the process of making with MMT collaborators, designer Peter Bilak & choreographer Lukas Timulak and dancer Valentina Scaglia.
Concept & Development: Luisa Calabrese & Lukas Timulak
Choreography: Lukas Timulak
Cinematography: Hector Salgado
Dance: Valentina Scaglia & Lukas Timulak
Music: Henry Vega
Design: Peter Bilak
Costume design: Annemarije van Harten
Many thanks to our partners Northscapes Collective - Hamed Khosravi, Taneha Kuzniecow Bacchin, Filippo LaFleur
and for the support by Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie & generosity of Joke Visser
photos by Michal Hancovsky