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Sulbiate (MB) Italy

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Mauro Cossu and Francesca Conchieri

Mauro Cossu and Francesca Conchieri


Multimedia Performance

5 May 2018


Born in Serramanna (Medio Campidano) in 1954. Lives and works between Sardinia and Lombardy

“My work is inspired by the analysis of the social context, by listening and observing the landscape, by microtonal searches in non-linear time conducted for years. Sculptures, installations, musical compositions, electroacoustic concerts, sound landscapes, video and the various audio CDs produced by me, constitute an experiential corpus in which visible-invisible, audible-inaudible are continually called into question. After a twenty-year collaboration with Flash Art, concluded with the Ruinas Contemporaneas online column, I participate with Francesca Conchieri in the cultural planning of the 3T Center. (ass.P.I.R. Sellero, BS). Present since 2005 in the sound archive of the MOMA, within the project Sound Fetish (by Steve Piccolo), I quote with the same gratitude, among those who wrote about me, Annamaria Janin and Giancarlo Politi.” Mauro Cossu

Born in Brescia, 1980. From 2012 lives and works between italian Alps and Sardinia.

Born in Brescia, 1980. Since 2012  lives and works in the Italian Alps and Sardinia.

“I work to explore eterogeneus themes that situation put in attention with an embodied and relational approce. At the moment i’m special working on two focus: landscape and different cognitive structures. I experiment performatives experiences researching a percective and embodied dimention of concept, of verbals meanings or not perceptible aspects. I use different medium. I work for artistic production and more applicable researchs, like museum exposition, laboratory (expecial in the orticoltural therapy context), write and realise cultural project.

I am responsible with Mauro Cossu for the visual and sound experimentation and exhibition planning of Ass. Post Industrial for a new Rurality; project manager of some projects supported by several Italian foundations and co-curator of the contemporary art project Ruinas Contemporaneas. I have been exhibiting since 2000 in Italy and abroad.” Francesca Conchieri


Soundscapes that introduce a new conception of listening, configuring now as relational elements or as tools capable of intercepting a much wider dimension of our experience. The sound to lead us where the gaze does not reach, deep down.
An hour and a half to experiment relationships between basic elements of the contemporary landscape. An exercise that develops and works on the fragile border in which it lives; between physical and imaginative-conceptual. An hour and a half to immerse yourself and investigate the landscape experience in its infinite fundamentals, background, and possibility of going beyond (breakthrough) of the known.

Now and Here

Now and Here

5 May 2018

EX-NEW live

11:00 am – Midnight

May, 2018
EX-NEW live

Opening hours 11am – Midnight

A prototype of Miki Tallone artwork
(c) Ex-New
Now and Here is a project conceived, organized and realized by Ex-New in collaboration with Umberto Cavenago.
Now and Here, starts as an open dialogue between guest artists, designers and experts of Digital Fabrication (3D modelling, laser cutting, CNC) of Make in Progress Makerspace, Umberto Cavenago in the role of “mediator” and the whole team of Ex-New.
(c) Ex-New
Participating artists (in evolution):

Maurizio Arcangeli

Sergio Breviario

Clara Bonfiglio

Stefano Cagol

Gianluca Codeghini

Ermanno Cristini

Sabrina D’Alessandro

Diana Dorizzi


Yari Miele

Giancarlo Norese

Paola Pietronave

Franco Sartori

Miki Tallone

3D Modeling & Maker: Alberto Iannucci

Makerspace Machinery (3D printing, laser cutting, CNC): Make in Progress

Special thanks go to Umberto Cavenago for his support in the creation and realization of Ora e Qui.


Now and Here 3-6 May 2018

Saturday 5 May 2018

EX-NEW live

from 11:00 am to Midnight


Now and here, aims to establish from the beginning a privileged channel of communication between artists who are urged to collaborate and share their projects in an almost utopian way for our time. The ex-Filanda makerspace acts as a catalyst of resources for individual projects, which are created thanks to the contamination among artists who carry ideas, take shape with the support of 3D modelling experts on site, and become a finished product with the use of digital fabbricazione digitale (3D printers, laser cutting, CNC). In each phase of the project, the active involvement of a selected group of high school students is planned for a continuous and fruitful exchange of stimuli and knowledge for the benefit of the collective. Now and here is born as an open model of research, like doing in becoming.

3D printing of Ermanno Cristini. (c) Ex-New 
Miki Tallone @ work. (c) Ex-New
Sergio Breviario @ work. (c) Ex-New
Franco Sartori, Gianluca Codeghini, Umberto Cavenago @ work 

Clear production constraints have been imposed on all the actors involved:

Time and limited size (each work must be contained in a cube of 25 cm)

Mandatory use of experimental materials with low environmental impact (bioplastics based on hemp).

Exclusive use of the digital manufacturing machines in the Makerspace.

(c) Ex-New




Sulbiate TBOE


5 May 2018

Hour 8:00 pm



Stefano Cagol, with his videos, installations and performances, faces the socio-political context, focusing his attention on various topics related to contemporaneity, including the environmental issues so to participate in the exhibition of the German Ministry of the Environment for the world conference on climate change COP 23, at the inaugural exhibition of Haus Mödrath – Räume für Kunst in Cologne, at Manifesta 11 in Zurich and at the National Pavilion of the Maldives at the 55th Venice Biennale. A few months ago, one of his works was became part of the collection of the German Ministry for the Environment in Berlin. His last personal project “The Body of Energy” was presented at MAXXI in Rome, Museo Madre in Naples, Museion in Bolzano, Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, ZKM in Karlsruhe, Folkwang Museum in Essen and at Landmark / Bergen Kunsthall.
Making the invisible visible.
Cagol highlights the contradictory nature of today’s symbolic elements and situations, and the changed value system of the present day through minimal digital processing or through site-specific installations of public art and performance. In particular, the images in photographic works and video works are often overturned, changed in orientation and split in the center, so much so that new forms are created from the fusion of the two mirrored parts, and the starting object and its meaning are made almost unrecognizable: the typical metropolitan landscapes and symbols of urban culture that are part of our imagination become multiform identities in continuous transformation. Within his artistic career, a fundamental factor has always been the journey, through which he researches or meets contemporary landscapes and symbols of our times.”

Klaus Wolbert

The performance “Sulbiate (TBOE)” by Stefano Cagol is part of a project – “The Body of Energy (of the mind)” – started in 2014 and left open to continuous developments to evoke the relationship between energy and the environment, territory and resources, stopping in places where energy is produced and – above all else – cultural energy, both as intangible as relevant.
Making the invisible visible. To do this, the artist uses technological equipment that includes an infrared thermal camera, usually employed for technical purposes, and for war, and here instead declined in an evocative way. The result is an unexpected vision of the relationship with the surrounding environment, exchanges of energy, emphasizing the permanence of our actions and our passage.





3 – 6 May 2018




3 – 4 May

10:00 am – 11:00 am

ORFWARE protoTree


Born in Basilea (IT) in 1967. He lives and works between Bergamo and Usmate (MB)

Interactive video installation

Orfware takes his time until 1982 when he meets a Sinclair ZX 80. Dazzled, he decides he will grow up as a coder. Even if a straight path appears in front of him, proceeding in straight lines appears unnatural – as unnatural as coding database applications for banks. Then he adopts the pinball strategy: bump violently against everything and then bounce away.
He tries to combine computer programming with everything. Study. Music. Graphics. Comics. Creative writing. On the verge of a TILT in 1996 a collision occurs with a bumper labelled “video-art” and then he bounces at full speed in the tunnel of interactivity. He finds himself thrown in an unexplored area of the pinball table where he bounces furiously among museums, theaters, academies and workshops, digital video, videogames, CAD-CAM, industrial electronics. In all this mess, one only solid idea: you must maintain your kinetic energy. He has collaborated with Studio Azzurro, Studio N03, AiEP, Studio Vertov, Yae, LimiteAZero and NABA.

protoTree is an evolution of the same concept. Interaction built on the dialogue between trivial, solid everyday objects and projected visual entities. To represent once more the dualism between utilitarian technology and visual research.

protoTree — This fits with the fascination I feel for the tree as a living being and as a computer data structure, for its abstract representations, graphic and functional. A bridge toward the coded language of road signs. Junctions depicted as trees of directions, order and chaos. Even the arrows on a billboard sometimes seem spontaneously grown, not drawn. protoTree therefore is a tree that lives in a virtual space, a projection that depicts a canvas. The viewer interactively stimulates growth. The graphical and geometrical tree’s structure is declared, the tiles that compose its body are imperfect geometric shapes, with traces of brush strokes or irregular runny color.

The tiles overlap additively and reminds of water colors. The branches end in arrows, reference to the dynamics of Klee and to the language of wayfinding. The growth algorithm is designed to underly the harmony between graphic and organic that I see in Klee. Graphic because the structure of growth is based on the addition of new discrete elements. Organic because the new elements, although discrete, are born and grow smoothly. In the growth of the tree the eye does not capture any solution of continuity.

Tile colors are determined sampling digitized Klee works. The succession of colors in the sequence of the tiles is determined by a pseudorandom algorithm which explores the painting. At each fork the algorithm chooses a different direction along which gather colorimetric information.
The visitor interacts by watering the tree, using a modified water hose gun. The interaction model and technology have been developed for the video installation protoTypo (2013), similar but based on the metaphor of the paintgun.

Avec les cygnes au col fin

Avec les cygnes au col fin

5 MAY 2018 / at 3:30pm

From Contemporary Music

to the memory of the nineteenth century


3:30 p.m.

Damiano Di Gangi Flute

Norma Regina Marazzi flute

Lucio Nanni Piano

Chamber music concert for two flutes and piano

“From Contemporary Music to the Nineteenth Century Memory”


Hector Berlioz


Trio from Oratory “L’Enfance du Christ” Op. 25 H. 130

Philippe Gaubert


Divertissement Grec

Jacques Ibert


Deux Interludes

Matteo Manzitti


“Avec les cygnes au col fin”

1st absolute execution 1st commission Mº Damiano Di Gangi

Avec les cygnes au col fin” is the title of the musical performance that the Trio Di Gangi-Marazzi-Nanni will perform in premiere and exclusively for Ex-New, Saturday 5th May 2018 at 3:30 pm. For his writing, the contemporary composer Matteo Manzitti was inspired by the sounds and historical-geographic context of French composers born between the beginning and end of the nineteenth century such as Berlioz, Gaubert and Ibert. “Avec les cygnes au col fin” is a quotation from “Les Fleurs”, a 1893 poem by Stéphane Étienne Mallarmé.

After successfully obtaining various musical diplomas, the members of the Trio Di Gangi-Marazzi-Nanni have attended various master classes and master-classes with authoritative masters of great fame. They have won national and international competitions and have been performing extensively for years, both as soloists and in different chamber ensembles, alongside an equally important teaching activity, teaching, among other things, flute, ensemble music, theoretical subjects and piano accompaniment at renowned music schools in Milan and its province. They have participated in various radio broadcasts, made many recordings and played for many cultural and concert associations and for various international organizations. They constantly participate in important festivals and musical festivals and regularly perform in famous Italian concert halls and theatres. They have toured Central America and Eastern Europe, participating in prestigious concert seasons and in various international conferences on musicological studies. During the many concerts held, they have always been highly appreciated, both by the public and by critics, for their interpretative and expressive qualities and for the timbral brilliance of their sound. Norma Regina Marazzi and Lucio Nanni are also part, as instrumentalists, of various orchestral formations conducted by Damiano Di Gangi, very active in the Italian music scene. They have published methods for transverse flute and collections of compositions for their instruments.

Matteo Manzitti composer of “Avec les cygnes au col fin“. Born in 1983. Composer, conductor and teacher. He studied composition at the Conservatory of Genoa with Carlo Galante, then moved to the conservatory in Milan where he finished his studies under the guidance of Fabio Vacchi, then followed by a Master’s degree on orchestration with Paolo Furlani in Florence, before moving to Lugano to attend the Advanced Master’s courses in Music Theory under the guidance of Nadir Vassena, where he also studied electronic music with Sylvane Sapir, theory of composition with Giovanni Verrando and analysis with Micheal Zink. He has participated in various Masterclasses with Peter Maxwell Davies, Yuri Kasparov, Azio Corghi, Franck Bedrossian. His music is published by Sconfinarte, one of the most important Italian publishing houses for contemporary music. Ema Records is releasing another album. He is the musical director of the Eutopia Ensemble and artistic director of “Le Strade del Suono”, a festival of contemporary music held in the Ligurian and Genoese territory.