Il Gesto Sospeso

MATTIA CASALEGNO X ROBERTO CAPUCCI

This limited edition series, including both digital and physical work, is Casalegno's artistic interpretation of the iconic "dress-sculptures" by Capucci. 

The digital collection was originally part of  the interactive audio-visual installation titled "Il Gesto Sospeso" (the Suspended Gesture)  first installed at the Hadrian Temple in Rome and premiered at the Rome Fashion Week in  2010.

with original soundtrack by 

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"a stunning work, emotive and spectacular"

VOGUE Italia

the installation

“Il Gesto Sospeso” is an interactive audiovisual installation exploring the theme of metamorphosis.
Six digital zoomorphic figures,  are suspended in an infinite looping transmutation, creating a dialogue with visitors in the form of sound and movement.

The six figures interact dynamically with the surrounding setting evoking a tension born out of the relationship between perception and form.

“Il Gesto Sospeso” was produced by FENDI and  premiered at the Hadrian Temple in Rome in the context of Rome Fashion Week in 2010.

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Roberto Capucci

Roberto Capucci ( b. 1930, Rome ) is an Italian fashion designer.

He created unusual, sculpted dresses in original materials and is considered one of the most important designers of the 20th century.

 

Capucci  created unusual, sculpted dresses in original materials, bewitched the fashion world and has, since his debut, been featured in shows representing most talented and renowned designers.

He attended the Liceo artistico and the Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma, undecided as to whether to become an architect or a film director. He began designing clothing when he was still quite young and soon turned to fashion as his primary activity.

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Mattia Casalegno

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Mattia Casalegno was born in Naples, Italy in 1981.

His work spans digital video, performance, computer graphics and installations. His art practice draws from the most disparate disciplines such as anthropology, ecology, biology, neurosciences, informatics, and focusses on the relations and tensions between Nature, society and technology.

 

His work is been exhibited extensively in institutions such as MADRE, MACRO Museum, Auditorium, RomaEuropa Festival and Netmage in Italy, Mutek Festival in Canada, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts in Taiwan, International Symposium for Electronic Arts in S.Korea, Update Biennial in Belgium, SVA Gallery, the Satellite Fair, James Beard Foundation and LACMA in US.

Casalegno has received a number of awards and fellowships including the Lumen Prize (2018), NEW INC – incubator of the New Museum in New York (2019-2020), the Center for Cultural Innovation (2013), a NYFA – New York Foundation for the Arts fellow (2017), as well as residences at Budafabriek (2014), Eyebeam (2015), the Chronus Art Center (2018) and Asia Culture Center (2019).

He is currently assistant professor at the department of Digital Arts, Pratt Institute in New York, and critic at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in Providence, Rhode Island.

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Composer, producer, multimedia electro-acoustic alchemist, pioneer and key figure in the Italian electronic music scene. He begins his professional activity in the Nineties when he moves to Rome and founds avant-garde and experimental groups.

 

In 1992 he joined the Tony Oxley’s Percussion Ensemble. In 1995 he founds the Martusciello Duo, with Elio Martusciello, and the group Ossatura. He played with musicians and groups such as Michiko Hirayama, Wolfgang Fuchs, Fernando Grillo, MEV (Musica Elettronica Viva), Dagmar Krause, Tim Hodgkinson, Chris Cutler, Yoshihide Otomo. He made compositions for Italian National Radio and for Canada’s Journées Électro / Radio Days.

 

Together with Filippo Paolini he founded Metaxu duo in 1997, doing several projects in collaboration with the experimental cinema group Cane Capovolto. He took part in GMEB’s Nuit Anniversaire at 25th Synthèse Festival (Bourges, 1995) and Hommage-Tombeau de Schaeffer at the 26th Synthèse Festival (Bourges, 1996).

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