10/09/2010

Lying down to sleep


2010_09_10_113

Born of the enchantment and reflection that is produced every time one stops for a while in The Camera degli Sposi in the Ducal Palace of Mantova, we are invited to meditate on its duration and impermanence, memory and oblivion, history and dreams by this theatrical dialogue made up of John and Katya Berger's voices, who explore Andrea Mantegna's secret. Analysed with an oblique glance of one who in the past and in history searched for a key which opens the present, grants the imagination of the future, the work of Mantegna produces an amorous conversation that is together a story and an essay, a treaty and a vision.


L'evento si terrà in lingua inglese senza traduzione.


Born of the enchantment and reflection that is produced every time one stops for a while in The Camera degli Sposi in the Ducal Palace of Mantova, we are invited to meditate on its duration and impermanence, memory and oblivion, history and dreams by this theatrical dialogue made up of John and Katya Berger's voices, who explore Andrea Mantegna's secret. Analysed with an oblique glance of one who in the past and in history searched for a key which opens the present, grants the imagination of the future, the work of Mantegna produces an amorous conversation that is together a story and an essay, a treaty and a vision.


The event will be held in English without translation.


Inglese

Bibiena Theatre became a special classroom tonight. John and Katia Berger showed us an interpretation of Mantegna's art.
The set designed in the little theatre was very simple: there were, in fact, just two chairs and a painted wall behind them. On that wall there was a replication of Camera Degli Sposi.
At the very beginning Mister Berger said that it was not an art lesson but a chat between two people. Father and daughter described the paintings on the walls of the Camera Picta and tried to explain the symbolism and the historical facts behind its beauty. But they spoke not just about Camera Degli Sposi but also about the work of the great italian artist as a whole.
At the end they pretended to be bride and groom and they set a bed in the middle of the stage. Everything was ready to start to dream, thanks to Mantegna's brilliance.

1Luoghi collegati