Martina Camani ︎Angeli | Animali dell’Anima ︎They Shines with Both
(all images are courtesy of the artist)
/Angeli - Animali dell’anima (2019)
Animal representation has existed since ancient times, by cavemen, and recurs in human history until the present day: in the history of art, literature, religion. From east to west we bring with us a vast baggage ranging from tradition to biology.
The man, the woman, God and the beast (The bird, the monkey, the cat/bear, the horse, the pig) Variable dimensions Installation, costume Iron, fabric, sintetic hair, synthetic feathers
Angeli - Animali dell’Anima is a multidisciplinary project on animals in dreams. The series was born from the writing of the eponymous theatrical script composed by artist Martina Camani, starting from the books Beyond the words of Carl Safina and Animal Presences by James Hillman.
The whole project examines the reason for the coming of these creatures in a dream: with how much unshakeable trust continue to reappear, to appear at night, to fascinate and frighten us.
The animal in the dream reveals our subconscious as an animated archetypal form, it is in all respects all a lively and significant presence in its aesthetics; it is placed in what is the place of active imagination, the place of happening and the spiritual, of performance art and poetry, where the apparition, although not tangible, is in fact real.
The dream is intended as the core activity of the soul and animals as “diamons”, presences bearers of meaning.
Screenplay: Martina Camani Directed by: Martina Camani Costumes: Martina Camani Tailoring: Silvana Bertuzzo, Nerina Farinello, Martina Camani
//They shines with both (2018)
iron,steel, brass, organza 120 x 30 x 135 cm performance 10’