Beatrice Marchi is a visual artist living and working in Berlin. Her practice, which ranges from painting to video animation, sculpture to sound and performance, revolves around the personal issues of being a woman, born in a traditionally patriarchal country as Italy, and a practicing artist, offering commentary on gender stereotypes, localism and the question of professionalization. Inspired by Jacques Lecoq's clown method - according to which exhibiting one's vulnerabilities unites us with one another - her work addresses some of the questions of being an individual in relation to a collectivity, exploring guilty conscience, dissatisfaction and the search for approval.
How to make a band.
The workshop aims to use the method of the theatre pedagogue Jacques Lecoq – according to which the revelation of the error connects the actor to the audience – as a method for artistic practice.During the workshop, participants will be guided in the creation of avatars, alter egos, or clowns through a practice of collective interaction, with the aim of creating an imaginary band.The workshop will integrate different practices, from writing to performance and video. Students will be able to participate in the way that best suits their interests and skills.Participants are invited to bring clothes, objects, or tools that can be transformed into props and costumes for the characters.
Feature Image: Valentina Dezanche Photo above: Beatrice Marchi, The Photographer & the Friends (Nel Mondo Parallelo) (video still)