©ph. Isabella Gaffè

Friday 4 | 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 5 | 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sunday 6 | 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
WeGil - Mezzanino

free entry subject to availability

Salvo Lombardo

Jungle Soul

The Jungle Soul multimedia installation is an immersive experience reproducing eight micro-video performances within an indistinct “exotic” garden; a sort of visual and perceptive recontextualization and extension of the Salvo Lombardo \ Chiasma Company’s artistic research on the colonial imagery and racialized representations of human bodies. The glossy human zoo and hallucinated freak show of Jungle Soul, features drifts of cultural appropriation and its current representations in the various aesthetic and linguistic areas of an ever-growing jungle of capitalism. At the same time, ethnocentric preconceptions have been pushing people to a kind of idealization of the unknown, depicting some exemplary subjectivities, inventing traditions and labelling the others according to a brutal domination and authoritative scheme. The installation was born from both the projects: L’esemplare Capovolto and Opacity.

Salvo Lombardo presents at Short Theatre 2020 also Opacity#2, scheduled 6 September.

Salvo Lombardo - performer, choreographer and director. His own artist research moves between dance, theater and visual arts while focusing on the languages of video and relational art. The company’s productions have been programmed in many theaters and festivals across Italy and abroad. Chiasma works in collaboration with and is supported by Festival Oriente Occidente, Theatre National de Chaillot (FR), Fabbrica Europa, Romaeuropa Festival, Aura International Dance Festival (LT), Attakkalari Dance Festival (IN), Scenario pubblico, Ater Balletto,  Short Theater, Teatro di Roma, Anghiari Dance Hub, InTeatro Festival, Teatri di Vetro, Attraversamenti Multipli, Festival Corpi in Movimento, Versiliadanza, Piemonte dal vivo and many others institutions. In 2019 he founded and co-curated with Viviana Gravano and Giulia Grechi  Resurface_festival di sguardi post coloniali in Rome. In 2020 he works as associated artist and guest curator at the Lavanderia a Vapore \ Piemonte dal vivo, (Turin).

by Salvo Lombardo
video performance Jaskaran Anand
video editing Isabella Gaffè
sound Fabrizio Alviti
production Chiasma Roma
supported by MiBACTMinistero Beni e Attività Culturali e del Turismo
anno 2018
© Isabella Gaffè