This is a project that mixes cinema, performing and visual arts, inspired by the imagery of the Renaissance’s genius. It begins with an unfinished fresco, La battaglia di Cascina, designed in 1504 for the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence. With an open Lab, 12 Florentine youngs were called to reconstruct the lost masterpiece, translating it into a video work.
Within a physical work led by inQuanto teatro, the body of the performer becomes a measuring instrument to understand the relationships between the figures that compose the original picture.
The physical tension of the Michelangelo warriors becomes for the young authors of this video, desire of challenge, fun for modern sports, relaxation, enjoyment of leisure time. La Battaglia Perduta creates a generational, collective (self) portrait, sketched in the mirror of the work of the genius of the Renaissance.
La battaglia perduta di Michelangelo is a new step of MyFace4aBook, a multimedia and participative artistic project by inQuanto teatro, started in 2014 for the Notte Bianca in Florence.
a project by inQuanto teatro
with the support of Estate Fiorentina 2014
in collaboration with Le Murate. Progetti Arte Contemporanea, MUS.E, Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, Biblioteca dei Ragazzi Santa Croce, Società Canottieri Firenze, A.S. Circolo Aurora, Il Vivaio del Malcantone
concept Andrea Falcone
contuctor Giacomo Bogani, Floor Robert
camera Jacopo Jenna
editing video Giulia Broggi
soundtrack JBSY//JohnnyBoySaysYo, BIGA
comunication and organization Julia Lomuto
with Federico Cianferoni, Valentina Ciriello, Giulia Ksenia Cirri, Cristiano De Vita, Giuseppe Ferraro, Klajdi Koci, Fabio Lopresti, Martina Magionami, Nicola Morucci, Giovanni Ortoleva, Ilir Shehu, Matilde Tomasi