Scenografia Marinella Senatore

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Peres Projects is proud to present Scenografia, Marinella Senatore's third solo exhibition at Peres Projects, Berlin. Marinella Senatore (Italy, 1977) currently lives and works in London and Paris and her practice is Characterized by Public Participation and tapping into the creative power of a crowd. Through the use of the quintessential collaborative creative endeavor of filmmaking, Senatore Initiates a dialogue between history, culture and social structures, using the media as a vehicle for bringing participants together. In post-production, Senatore distills thesis collaborative efforts into bodies of work spanning painting, sculpture, video, performance and installation.


Having Studied cinematography at Italy's National Film School in Rome, the film set, or Scenografia, now plays a central role in Senatore's social practice. Impromptu sets are Constructed, used and recycled by Senatore across different projects. They function as a shooting Both location and a meeting place for collaborative work. In Scenografia, Senatore has put red, cinematic filters on the windows of the gallery, transforming the space into a reduced film set. We are cast into a Fellini-like world populated by abstracted cutouts from her movie sets Which hang on the wall, alongside billboard scale film stills from collaborative projects. Scenografia is presented in Conjunction with a large scale participatory installation at Art Berlin Contemporary.


Recent and current projects include a public, participatory work presented at the Venice Biennial Creative Time Summit as well as a collaborative work with Jeremy Deller at this year's Lyon Biennial. In 2014 Senatore launched Estman Radio on ongoing free podcast radio via her solo show at the Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen and the Palais de Tokyo in Paris. As part of her survey show at the Castello di Rivoli in 2013 Senatore founded The School of Narrative Dance, a nomadic, free of charge school focused on storytelling and based on didactic system fostering the emancipation of the student and activating processes of self-cultivation , In 2014, She was Awarded the prestigious Prize for her MAXXI work The School of Dance Narrative, Roma (2014), made ​​in collaboration with what Which Assemble Architects, London. The upcoming incarnations of the project will take place in Miami and New York. Her work ROSAS (2012) is an opera for the screen and Involved 20,000 citizens in Germany, Spain and the UK and which produced in Conjunction With The Quad Darby, the Matadero in Madrid and Museum Kunstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin. So what Senatore included in ILLUMInations, curated by Bice Curiger at the 54th Venice Biennial.

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