Orion, the big hunter

Luca Serasini

Butoh dance amongst the land art installation of the Orion constellation

Orion, the big hunter
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Media
A/V work
Duration
00:11:21
Year
2015
directed by
Luca Serasini
music
Bad Sector
dancer
Esteban Puzzuoli
Drone
Andrea Berton
land art installation
Luca Serasini

Butoh (Butō) is a form of Japanese dance theatre that encompasses a diverse range of activities, techniques and motivations for dance, performance, or movement. I found a relationship between my way to build constellations and this kind of dance performed with slow hyper-controlled motions, for its “distress” and “resist fixity” sense…
The installation were built close to a vineyard close to Pisa (Ceppaiano) for Materia Prima art residence, in October-November 2015.


Keyword #1: CURIOSITY
I think this is the keyword that always moved me to bring back in visual way discoveries, intuitions, journeys, soul sensations, images. It push me to move, also phisically, to looking for. And discover that, in these 15 years of my career, almost always a certain technique is associated with a specific theme, within a technique led by a certain feeling.
Keyword #2: LAND ART
Stars and constellations are, for me, a very interesting theme, because they rapresents one of the best and old “presence” for humans. All humans, in different places, with different tongues, looks at the sky, at Sun, moon, planets and stars. But, do we need stars nowadays? With what do we orientate ourselves?
Keyword #3: STARS
Stars and constellations are, for me, a very interesting theme, because they rapresents one of the best and old “presence” for humans. All humans, in different places, with different tongues, looks at the sky, at Sun, moon, planets and stars. But, do we need stars nowadays? With what do we orientate ourselves?
Keyword #4 and 5: POETRY/INTERACTIVITY
Because I love to write and to narrate little stories, and because I love old stories and mitology, I added these stories to my stars, using interactive systems, so visitors can listen to these stories, about stars, about their love and passions…

Biography

I was born in Pisa, Italy, in 1971.
I started as self-taught painter in 1996 but since 2003 I started to use also the photography medium, video and videoinstallations for my artworks. Most recently I started to make land art installations (2013) also adding interactive devices due to my study in electronic (2016).
One of my main projects, the Progetto Costellazioni, begins by the question if we still need the stars, started with Costellazione Toro land art installation (about 100 meter of lenght) for the fourth Montegemoli Biennale Marte (2013) followed by Orione, il grande cacciatore (2015) for MateriaPrima artist in residence here in Tuscany, Alcor and Mizar for Art in the Woods at 2016 Holmfirth Art festival in UK (2016-second prize) where I first used an interactive device applied for a land art installation (since 2010 I use interactive systems for some light boxes and paintings).

During summer 2016 I have been invited at the M’Arte Personale 2016 to create two installations and a solo exhib about this project, Costellazioni Larderello (a photographic installation with LEDs) and Pegaso, 10 stories for 10 stars, a land art Pegaso constellation with 10 interactive old telephones. In these last 2 years (2017-2018) I made other 2 land art for the project and 2 site-specific installation: Come Iadi tra le Pleiadi (interactive) and Große Wagen, in Weimar (DE), the Kháos of Cosmos, as winner of Window Project Winter 2017 at Gazelli Art House in London and Costellazioni Larderelo/light art, a wide projection on 4 big geothermal cooling towers in Larderello (PI). In this May 2019 I made my first evanescent land artwork in the beach at Ifitry artist residence in Moroc.


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