H. 18:00

Opening "The Convivial Laboratory"

Curated by BASE Milano

On Friday 12 April with the inauguration of TALAMO – an installation by Lemonot, a duo of Italian architects resident in London (Sabrina Morreale and Lorenzo Perri) – BASE Milano kicks off a series of initiatives created for the program of the city's Art Week and miart 2024. The performative sculpture, created in collaboration with Xavier Madden and Katja Banović, introduces the theme of conviviality, the protagonist of WE WILL DESIGN – The Convivial Laboratory, a program that brings together the projects and initiatives that will take place during the Milan Design Week 2024. Drawing inspiration from the archaic or scientific meanings of "Talamo" - the wedding bed, the stage for representing liturgical dramas in the Middle Ages, the part of the brain for the transmission of sensory signals to the rest of the body - the Lemonot wanted to synthesize them in a mobile installation , creating a convivial architecture composed of an immense but light bed, which becomes a stage in dynamic suspension between floor and ceiling. To accompany the inauguration of the installation, an in-depth meeting will take place at 7pm: The Convivial Laboratory with Lemonot. At 9pm, the Greek performers arisandmartha (Aris Papadopoulos and Martha Pasakopoulou) will activate Lemonot's installation with Talamo in a restless state, four actions in which animate and inanimate elements will merge with its habitable forms - familiar but at the same time otherworldly. The performers' bodies will seem to emerge from TALAMO, shaped by the structure itself, intertwining, seeking and reinventing their own space within it. The configurations of the work and the fantastic configurations of the duo - whose work lies halfway between on-stage and site-specific dance performances - will involve the audience in a ritual of lights, sounds and exceptionally ordinary gestures, leading to the surreal and progressively erasing the boundary between matter and the human body.
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