XXXY – Scenographic Transfigurations
Saturday, 31 July 2010
Luma – XXXY
XXXY, formed of the Rome based duo of Sladzana Bogeska & Giuseppe Pradella, are currently creating live cinematic performances that eschew typically fast moving graphics or explicit sound reactivity. Luma, their most recent piece, is an extremely slow transforming abstraction that alludes to landscape topologies and psycophysiographical terrains. The shifting movements of the contoured surfaces, in Luma, takes place at a very slow pace rendering the transformations almost imperceptible, creating a kind of chimerical and paradoxical effect – as seen in the video documentation. Sound forms an important expressive aspect to XXXY’s live cinematic performances, augmenting the alluvial transfigurations, with passages of slowly shifting noise envelopes and drones. XXXY most recent performance of Luma was on a 3 screen span at that the Cronosfera Festival in Turin in May.