COMOEDIA, in a dark wood
Client: Cultural association Castelli in scena
Technique: 26 slide projectors, on the architectural structures
of Lagnasco Castle (Cuneo)
Event: Performance on Dante's Inferno realized in collaboration
with Il Parallelo multivisioni of Padua.
In the suggestive location of
Lagnasco Castle, took place an imaginary travel inspired by The Inferno
of the Divina Commedia (Divine Comedy), work of Dante Alighieri which
represents the highest synthesis of medieval civilization. In fact Dante
wanted to hold all the elements of this historical period, philosophy,
politics, literature trends and the great protagonists of Human History,
from classic age to his age. In this travel in the Castle, building that
seems a reproduction of dark, somber and dramatic atmospheres of the circles
of Hell, the Multi-image, using thirty projectors, projecting big images
on the buildings, synchronized to a soundtrack, will guide the audience
to live again the events and meet the main characters of The Hell. Paolo
e Francesca, Bonifacio VIII, Ulisse, Guido from Montefeltro, will live
again their history through pictures by Piero della Francesca, Paolo Uccello,
il Ghirlandaio, Signorelli, Giotto. As Dante, in his trip to the afterworld,
is guided by the austere character of the great classical poetry master
Virgil, here the audience, through suggestive images, colors, sounds,
is enshrouded by the architectonical structures of the castle, and will
live an atmosphere rich of appeal, links to the eternal work of Dante.
In the location of the castle, the main guide for the audience is images
that, evolving, create a play between fiction and reality, putting man,
with his virtues, vices, and creative force in the center of the work.
Idea and direction : Francesco
Lopergolo. Co-project : Laura Pulin. Graphic Elaboration :
Realization : Francesco Lopergolo, Livio Bussi, Roberto Tibaldi.
Production : Il Parallelo Multivisioni of Padua and Studio Immaginare