dresses / video-installation/ prints

Internazionale Corazon, since 2018, addresses themes concerning cultural contamination and the encounter between urban communities, imagining processes and opportunities for cohabitation through artistic practices and rituals.

I realized two new sculptural dresses in Bolivia. These were modelled on the traditional ones of the ‘Caporales dances’ which she embroidered with symbols, colours and recurring expressions intrinsic of the district of Via Padova, such as fire and the words “Via Padova state of mind” or “kebab”, collected during the workshop developed with a class of the Caravaggio Art School.
The cloths become a medium to affirm the centrality of the encounter between different cultures in the construction of the city in its practices and meanings: a relationship that is established in the physical dimension of the bodies, real platforms and places of exchange and dissemination of knowledge through movement and performativity.

IC is the result of a research coordinated by Associazione Cure, Elena Dragonetti and Carlo Venegoni within the program “Lacittàintorno” of Fondazione Cariplo.
A special thanks to all the people who collaborated and made possible the project:
dancers and performers: Veronica Alvaro, Daniela Audisio, Anna Barras, Alexander Ben Dieb, Betzy Bueno Ticona, Rabii Brahim, collettivo cola cola (Chile), Rebecca Comite, Giancarlo Gagukas, Micki Kenji Hinojosa Cutipa, Patricia Cecilia Escajadillo Otero, John Limet, Nelly Ortiiz e Abel Delgado, Daniela Paris, Malena Rodriguez Garcia, Sambos Bloque Tunari-Cochabamba, Sumon Sheikh, Barbara Stimoli, Flora Vannini, Ronaldo Henry Vargas Chavez
musics: Luigi Suardi
tailors and embroiders:José Luis Calsina Machaca, Claudia Calsina Machaca

Internazionale Corazon received the support of Centro cultural de arte Martadero, Cochabamba, Bolivia