Rays is a mono channel HD video about the acquired knowledge of a group of children about the practice of clairvoyance as a possibility of reading reality. The film is inspired by a performance called Sparks 2021 is based on a small but revolutionary action: consigning in the hands of children the reading of our future as a gesture of hope and rupture with the past. The kids wear the capsculptures, that are a playful echo of elms, but once worn, they mark the beginning of the performance as they shield the children from the direct gaze of the adults.
Luca Mattei / Co-direction and editing; Luca Casavola / DOP; Donia Massoud / script supervisor ; Azzurra D’Agostino / video script; Benno Steinegger / children training; Lucia Palladino / children training; Giuseppe Ielasi / Sound design; Paola Villani / Resin sculptures realization; Roberto Atzori /assistant set design, Achiel Van Den Abbeele / Sound technician; Jorn Plucieniczak / Video production; Irena Radmanovich / Styling; Oscar Briou / Translation; Beit Asbl / Translation; Giulia Traversi -corpoceleste / Diffusion and communication; Chiara Fava – corpoceleste / logistic and organization; Dorothee Dassy -workspacebrussels / Production and administration; Karolien Chromiak / Set photos / Children: Agata Luce Andreotta Grilli,Adam Azhari, Sarah Berwouts, Kamiel Fayet Santana, Niel Gaasbeek, Adam Smilansky, Léo Vandenplas.
We are glad to thank you the parents of the children for their participation in Rays. Special thanks to Meryem Lakhouite, Elena Sarno, Ofer Smilansky.
“Project supported by the Italian Council (9th Edition, 2020), program to promote Italian contemporary art in the world by the Directorate-General for Contemporary Creativity of the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism” and Flanders State of the Arts.
Promoted by: Contemporary Locus Project partner: corpoceleste_C.C.00#
Destination museum: GAMeC, Modern and Contemporary Art Gallery, Bergamo
Cultural partners: GAMeC, Modern and Contemporary Art Gallery, Bergamo, Associazione Teatro di Roma, Rassegna Buffalo, MACRO museum of contemporary art of Rome; Base-Milano, Milan; Gender Bender Festival, Bologna; Immaginare Orlando, Bergamo; Kaaitheater, Bruxelles; Kunst Merano / Merano Arte, Merano; Level Five Artistic Ecology, Bruxelles; MACTE – Museo di Arte Contemporanea di Termoli; MAXXI L’Aquila, L’Aquila; Netwerk Aalst, Aalst; RUPERT, Vilnius; Snaporazverein, Samaden; STUK Arts Center, Leuven. Sparks 2021 wishes to thank for their support during its journey: Santarcangelo Festival (Santarcangelo, IT); Welcome to the village (Leeuwarden, NL); Saal Biennaal (Tallin, ET); workspacebrussels (Bruxelles, BE)