SOMA
Collective SineUmbra

Editor(s)

Eva Fischer-Hausdorf

Author(s)

Ernest Ah, Eva Fischer-Hausdorf, Radek Krolczyk, Giulia Scandolara, Mona Schieren, Dominik Schindler

Design

Cabinet Gold van d’Vlies

Cover

Coil binding

Size

20 x 25 cm

Pages

96

Illustrations

48

Language(s)

Italian, German, English

ISBN

978-3-96912-022-4

On the Disappearance of Italian Culture

Under the collective label SineUmbra, the artists Luisa Eugeni (b. Assisi, Italy, 1987; lives and works in Berlin) and Mattia Bonafini (b. Legnago, Italy, 1980; lives and works in Bremen) develop interdisciplinary projects that they realize as sprawling multimedia installations comprising video projections, sound, and performative elements. The point of departure for their project SOMA was Pier Paolo Pasolini’s 1975 essay Disappearance of the Fireflies, which probes the wrenching transformation that Italian society and the country’s very landscapes have undergone since the 1960s. SOMAmelds performance art, the visitors’ movements, geography, and psychology in a space of experience that speaks to all senses for an exploration of the impact that traumata inflicted on individuals and communities by natural disasters and social changes have on the human soul and perceptual capacities. In keeping with the artists’ collective and dynamic creative vision, the catalogue embeds the multimedia installation in a context fleshed out by rich photographic documentation and numerous texts.

On occasion of the master class graduate exhibition at the Bremen University of the Arts in 2019, the two artists were awarded the renowned Karin Hollweg Prize for Fine Art. The publication accompanies their first solo show at Kunsthalle Bremen.

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