untitled rituals for renaturalization
Pop up performance rituals by Ainsley Tharp and Nathaniel Moore.
Performances will occur daily at 21:00 from 30.8-3.9.
Each evening a different location will be announced at 19:00.
Archetypal deer woman possesses the cage of a White consumptive body. Shaking him into overflow onto brick and concrete floors and walls of Brussels. She is a determinate force of anti-alienation. Her children call for connection and she responds by indiscriminately thrashing the oppressive “ideal” into submission, into a bowing connection to the immaterial past and other than human entities extracted and laboring in the beingness of the buildings. Deer woman is connected to the beating heart of the mountain displaced to the city. The rituals she instigates intend to create anti-consumerist relations to displaced materials with the intention of renaturalizating relations to non- and past-human consciousness. She punctures though the alienation of consumptive temporalities. The city is always speaking, these are rituals to listen.
Concept: Ainsley Elizabeth Tharp and Nathaniel Moore
Performance: Nathaniel Moore, Ainsley Tharp, and Federico Protto.
This project is supported in help by Danspunt en Code Dans.
Volksroom on Monday: Federico Luz & DRAG COUENNE
Volksroom is very excited to start doing open Mondays again! We start next week with two pearls of performers DRAG COUENNE & Federico Luz.
We Shall Be Monsters. Ein Vokabular der monströsen Empathie
Workshop hosted by Lisa Deml & Federico Protto
at dotdotdot Open Air Kurzfilmfestival, Vienna
Only when Frankenstein’s monster is rejected and betrayed by humankind does he turn from a kind and caring being into a frightful creature. The monstrosity that is projected onto him, and that he comes to perform, is an expression of fear of the un-known, the super-natural, the non-normative. Monsters are imaginative containers for social and cultural anxieties, but also for intimate and passionate desires. Transgressing societal standards and gender categories, entwined with mythology and technology, such non-non-human beings are uncannily close to us—and still beyond the scope of our empathy.
In this workshop, we wish to develop a shared vocabulary of monstrous empathy. Through collective reading and a conversation score based on Lilia Mestre’s score collection, we will conjure the monsters we bear within us, constant companions who we might fear and/or love, run from and/or huddle against. We invite you to bring songs, images, texts, and memories with which we can jointly assemble an ‘exquisite corpse’ and stitch together a monstrous mixtape. Together, we will play with the discourse of monstrosity, expand our understanding of monsters, and explore the emotions they can evoke.
HIGH AS A KITE
Residency at Netwerk Aalst
The collaborative work ‘High as a Kite’ by Myriam Van Imschoot & Federico Protto revolves around public places, where sounds and movements of children flag a vital and relentless energy and call the community to h o p e with pure joy and force. At the base a ‘phantasmatic installation’ guides us in our work, a vision of humans, colorful flags, textile in motion, and amassing movement so closely that it’s like a sonic sculpture transforming public space. The research is spread over several modules. The residency week at Netwerk Aalst is the first Module ‘Sonics of Hope’ in this series. High as a Kite, takes the flag for a ride.
second single release from upcoming EP
1. Hechizo 2.1 (Single Version) 03:22
2. Hechizo 2.1 (Demising Faith Dictabranda Remix) 03:24
3. Hechizo 2.1 (rouge-ah’s Divine Hildegard Remix) 03:24
4. Pan (dj taunus murmur remix) 06:10
5. Hechizo 2.1 (Louisload Feitiço Remix) 03:44
From Breath To Matter, Podcast. 04
The tasty solo of the fly
Guests: Myriam Van Imschoot + Federico Protto
This new podcast is a dedicated space for talking about vocal practices and how they are inextricably linked to a deeper investigation of the materiality of breath itself. It emerged from the multiple encounters of the Aerosol Lab, where artists exchanged thoughts and practices around expanded aurality, flesh, masks and membranes. The fourth episode is a conversation shared with performance and voice artist Myriam Van Imschoot and pluri-disciplinary creator Federico Protto. Their thoughts are intercut with excerpts from “Three Studies for Mask”, a collaborative performance in three parts created this winter.
Hechizo 2.1 – Music Video
by Tulio Rosa & Federico Luz
camera edit direction Tulio Rosa
music styling Federico Luz
textile art – Benjamin Mengistu Navet
sound mastering – Witch Studios ?
recorded at a.pass, Brussels 2021
Libelle – by May Zarhy
costume & set design by Federico Protto
Every day, when the time is right, Libelle closes her eyes, invents her own language and starts telling us her fantasy story… It’s a story which we don’t need to understand or to read, but one to feel, to watch and to sing along. This performance is both a dance show and music concert, where Libelle and her friends play with words and rhythms, mixing their voices and drum sounds and merging them into songs and movements. Shifting between acoustic and electronic, they morph into cool, mysterious and colorful creatures.
Federico Luz – PAN (director’s cut) at ModaLisboa
A video work directed by Anna Lugmeier, with music by Federico Luz and fashion/costume by Federico Protto. Special Thanks to RENDEZVOUS3000.
Federico Luz – PAN
Music Video Premiere at PW-Magazine
Antigone in the highlands: The collaboration between fashion designer Federico Protto and artist Anna-Sofie Lugmeier invites you on a trip to misty landscapes and ancient fortresses.
Federico Luz: Da geht die Sonne unter!
Music Performance Video
Premiere at 22. Rdeče zore / 22nd Red Dawns international queer and feminist Festival
PAN – Stand by me!
first single release from upcoming EP.
1. Pan 03:28
2. Pan (dj taunus edit) 04:45
3. Pan (VEIA remix) 05:28
mastering – Witch Studios ?
cover image – Viviane Gulacsy
Federico Luz – soft post-apocalypse of love
Monthly Participation in Digital Zine initiated by Marcio Kerber Canabarro
CARE WHERE? Zine came as a ripple of the pandemic and lockdown. Before the fanzine, we were working on a non-profit project called CARE Activism, Art and Electronic Music, a series of, one-week gatherings focus on local ecologies and community empowerment. We believe that our immediate affections and our ability to care can transform, build and influence our large social community and its relationships with its environment
This project has grown entirely due to the genuine interest of many people, participants open their homes, atelier, rehearsal spaces, offer their skills, sensitivity, creativity, and time,
CARE WHERE? has become by the acts of generosity of everyone involved.
kaltblut magazine, the gardener! a story by dan gombos & federico protto
kaltblut magazine, modalisboa collective: federico protto s/s20 – antigone
pthos münchen, antigone, eine archivoper von rendezvous3000
vogue italia, talents, modalisboa: sfilano le collezioni autunno inverno 2019 2020
vogue portugal, modalisboa n.50, sangue novo: outono/inverno 2018
vogue italia, modalisboa 50 f/w 2018-19: the best of
kaltblut magazine, one to watch: federico protto, editorial
gruppe magazine, fiakermilli, editorial
vogue germany, ausstellung “fashion: objects, concepts & visions”, editorial by elfie semotan, (full look)
a shaded view on fashion, show angewandte 17 – photos by shoji fujii
aqnb**, fashion for junkies of the constant update: five designers from around the world operating out of instgram
a shaded view on fashion, sangue novo – young designers competition and my weekend at moda lisboa
offshore framing, group show, (handpainted canvas beach bag)
indie magazine, fashion’s new guard: three graduate designers to keep an eye on, federico protto the mythologist
pw-magazine, federico protto ss18 zwischen mythos und popkultur, interview