This year the closing ceremony of the Ca’ Foscari Short Film Festival will be crowned by Chasing, the original and complex show staged by artist Simone Arganini.
This innovative performance is the first result of a search on the possibility of making the theatrical machine a unique and interactive organism that reacts and evolves throughout the entire staging. On stage, the physicality of a single man is brought to life in a dance capable of combining its forms according to the unique desire of merging technology and performative art. While movement, light, sound and their absence mark the show in four scenes, the environment appears magically suspended and the space becomes dark, sensitively wrapped in a dense atmosphere of modern magic.
In this experience, Arganini‘s polymorphism is evident. Not only a performer, but also director of himself, he manages the technical aspects and timing of the show with great ability, together with a computer software that receives and processes in real time data arriving from a motion sensor positioned on the body of the artist. On one side of the scene, in fact, a constantly connected motorized spotlight tries to come to life, assuming an almost science-fiction flavour to the performance.
The live show of this twelfth edition of the Short will drive us away from a recent past in which we have witnessed a sterile temporal and relational fossilization, and will launch us towards an unknown and intriguing future, where multiple fields are expressed through the uniqueness of a splendid show.