MARINELLA SENATORE - SCENOGRAFIA, PERES PROJECTS

Installation view, Scenografia, Peres Projects

Installation view, Scenografia, Peres Projects

Installation view, Scenografia, Peres Projects

Installation view, Scenografia, Peres Projects

Installation view, Scenografia, Peres Projects

Installation view, Scenografia, Peres Projects

Marinella Senatore, TBT, 2015

Marinella Senatore, TBT, 2015

Installation view, Scenografia, Peres Projects

Installation view, Scenografia, Peres Projects

Scenografia is Marinella Senatore’s third solo exhibition at Peres Projects, Berlin. Marinella Senatore (Italy, 1977) currently lives and works in London and Paris and her practice is characterized by public participation and tapping into the creative power of a crowd. Through the use of the quintessential collaborative creative endeavor of filmmaking, Senatore initiates a dialogue between history, culture and social structures, using the medium as a vehicle for bringing participants together. In post- production, Senatore distills these collaborative efforts into bodies of work spanning painting, sculpture, video, performance and installation.

Having studied cinematography at Italy’s National Film School in Rome, the film set, or scenografia, now plays a central role in Senatore’s social practice. Impromptu sets are constructed, used and recycled by Senatore across different projects. They function both as a shooting location and a meeting place for collaborative work. In Scenografia, Senatore has put red, cinematic filters on the windows of the gallery, transforming the space into a reduced film set. We are cast into a Fellini-like world populated by abstracted cutouts from her movie sets which hang on the wall, alongside billboard scale film stills from collaborative projects. Scenografia is presented in conjunction with a large scale participatory installation at Art Berlin Contemporary.

Marinella Senatore - Scenografia
Peres Projects, September 16 - November 7
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