Marco Casolino – Action Albatro (wings and faith), 5:12, 2012




 

Action Albatro (wings and faith), (5’12 ”) – CORPO Festival of Performing Arts, 2012
Inspired by the famous poetry of Baudelaire, the performance materializes the condition of the poet in a journey that wants to demonstrate how the memory of the experience can become cumbersome.
Fifteen meters of wings on the artist’s body as a monument of his life. As Baudelaire’s albatross challenged archers and storms, Casolino challenges the ways of the world with his clumsy gait, in an emblematic journey towards the reconquest of freedom.

 

Marco Casolino
Passionate about mechanics as a young man, Marco Casolino devoted himself to illustration, photography and industrial design after graduating from the European Institute of Design. From 1994 to 2006, learning how to shape metal, wood and plastic in a mechanical workshop. Participates with three projects in the “Officina delle Arti” exhibition, promoted by the Lazio Region. In 2010 “La Disgregazione dell’IO” was born, twenty-six photo compositions in which the artist lays bare the relationship with the human world.
The image “Il grande Circo”, taken from the same series, is exhibited at the Venice Biennale curated by Vittorio Sgarbi. The way out sculpture created for “Nessuno tocchi Caino” is exhibited at the Torre Viscontea in Lecco and in the rooms of the MACRO in Rome.

Center for Archiving and Promotion of Performing Art – CAPPA