Becoming with is a live performance that will take place on May 16, 17, and 18, 2024, in the historic Orsoni furnace, which has been producing enamel and gold leaf mosaics in Venice since 1888. The artistic project developed with Luisa Eugeni inaugurates the Orsoni Art & Culture program, which in this collaboration sees the historic furnace as the protagonist of the site-specific work produced by Orsoni Venice 1888 as part of the third edition of Alchimie Culturali, promoted by Confindustria Veneto in collaboration with Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa and Fondazione Musei Civici.

Luisa Eugeni‘s multimedia and participatory artistic practice, together with the Sineumbra group of artists (Luisa Eugeni, Anna Jäger, Pilyon Jeong, Antonio Stella, Valerie Antonovna Usov, Raphael Wutz, Paolo Casali, Nives Acquaviva, Martino Luxich, Emanuele Pontecorvo), explores artisanal gestures within the framework of performing arts. For the creation of the immersive work, developed in the working environment of the furnace, the international group of artists is expanded thanks to the collaboration with musicians from the Benedetto Marcello Conservatory in Venice and the proximity to the artisans who daily carry out the work in the Orsoni furnace since 1888.

Public Information:
Becoming with, a site-specific multimedia project by Luisa Eugeni, produced by Orsoni Venice 1888 as part of Cultural Alchemies promoted by Confindustria Veneto in collaboration with Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa and Fondazione Musei Civici.

The live site-specific performance Becoming with is open to the public until seats are filled.
Press accreditation only by writing to press@orsoni.com

Dates: May 2024, Thursday 16th and Friday 17th at 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM, Saturday 18th at 12:00 PM, 3:00 PM, and 6:00 PM.
Location: Orsoni Venice 1888, Cannaregio 1045 A, 30121, Venice.

CREDITS
Project ideation and coordination:
Luisa Eugeni
Production: Orsoni Venice 1888
Performers: Anna Jäger, Pilyon Jeong, Antonio Stella, Valerie Antonovna Usov
Musicians: Paolo Casali (piano), Martino Luxich (saxophone), Nives Acquaviva (flute)
Orsoni Venice 1888 Artisans: Manuela Bonicelli, Sergia Maschio, Viviana Stefani, Sara Rollo, Valentina Baldin, Monica Bottalico, Manuela Busatto, Marta Losi, Rossella Zanninello, Vania Giuman, Matteo Bellini, Ivano Cavallari, Michele Giuman, Alessandro Ronchetti, Massimo Tagliapietra, Gionathan Vianello, Williams Vianello, Daniel Vianello
Original Music: Paolo Casali
Sound Design: Emanuele Pontecorvo
Costumes: Raphael Wutz, in collaboration with Francesca Gagliardi
Installation Support: Annalaura Eugeni, Ginevra Porcellato, Camilla Seminari
Video Documentation: Matteo Carruozzo, Alessandro Michieli
Photographer: Roberto Moro
Graphic Design: Clemens Gensh
Thanks to: Zanta pianoforti

The text was interpreted during the performance

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