Persona

Persona is an installation by Romeo Castellucci (Italy) presented during the festival Meteor 2011.

Silenus is one of the basic characters in classic Greek comedy, often represented through a simple mask (a persona) with a satanic grin. In addition to being the servant of Dionysus he is, according to mythology, an old satyr detesting civilisation.

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(Objekt ID 17575)
Object type Production
Produced by Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio
Expressions Installation

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Romeo Castellucci – known for his dystopian, picturesque theatre work through the company Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio – presents in Persona a bronze mask of Silenus.

The aim of the installation Persona is to create fear, not for the mask itself, but for what it directs its all-seeing glance towards, that is us, the audience, representatives of the so-called humanity. The bronze statue also shares the function of old church bells - it sounds the alarm.

Romeo Castellucci's Persona formerly has been presented during the Prague Quadrennial's project Intersection: Intimacy and Spectacle (2011) and Festival Homo Novus in Riga (2011).

Source:

BIT Teatergarasjen, Meteor 2011. 02.09.2011: http://www.bit-teatergarasjen.no/article/418

Contributors
Name Role
Romeo Castellucci – Artist
Istvan Zimmermann – Special effects
Scott Gibbons – Sound
Giacomo Strada – Assistant Stage Designer
Performance dates
October 29, 2011Gamle Bergen Kretsfengsel , METEOR – exhibition
October 28, 2011Gamle Bergen Kretsfengsel , METEOR – exhibition
October 27, 2011Gamle Bergen Kretsfengsel , METEOR – exhibition
October 26, 2011Gamle Bergen Kretsfengsel , METEOR – exhibition
October 25, 2011Gamle Bergen Kretsfengsel , METEOR – exhibition
October 24, 2011Gamle Bergen Kretsfengsel , METEOR – exhibition
October 23, 2011Gamle Bergen Kretsfengsel , METEOR – exhibition
October 22, 2011Gamle Bergen Kretsfengsel , METEOR – exhibition
October 21, 2011Gamle Bergen Kretsfengsel , METEOR – exhibition
October 20, 2011Gamle Bergen Kretsfengsel , METEOR – exhibition
Festivals
METEOR October 20, 2011