Cena#1: Giulia Pecorari (Italy)

 Ni Una Mas

Desenhos de Cena #1  - 2016  - SESC Pinheiros 

With “Ni Una Mas” she explores mental and physical fragility in relation to violence against women and how to express this through costume  built as a ‘psychological armour’, by using new materials and their properties in the costume’s design. Thanks to the dialogue and interaction between costume and performer, the two become an extension of each other, and so the costume becomes a vehicle to express the concept of the piece. The performer’s costume is her imaginary armour and protection from the external world, prone to break at any moment if something violent hits it. As the performance develops, the movement and breathing of the performer causes the costume to break apart unconsciously, causing the costume to shatter, highlighting the deterioration of her mental and physical state. Finally she is left exposed, showing her most fragile and intimate side.

‘Ni Una Mas’ was created for the contemporary theatre company ‘Inoutput’ during a month long residency in the Italian countryside in October 2012. It is made out of resin components, white paint and over 400 hidden magnets.

Giulia Pecorari works experimenting of unusual materials and techniques in order to create unique shapes and conceptual ideas through costume for performance.Giulia has worked for one of the leading fashion technology companies in London, Studio XO, as their fashion/technology integration manager. At Studio XO, she explored digital technology as a new tool in costume design and she acted as the link between engineering and fashion, working on projects for Lady Gaga and Wayne McGregor | Random Dance among others.  Giulia is currently an Associate Lecturer in costume at London College of Fashion and she is a Lecturer in costume construction at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (London – UK).Giulia’s practice has been presented internationally at: Prague Quadrennial (Prague – CZ), Critical Costume (Helsinki – FI), Bakhrushin State Central Theatre Museum, Costume at the Turn of the Century (Moscow – RU), World Stage Design – Costume in Action (Cardiff – UK), Bristol Old Vic (Bristol – UK), The Place, Clerkenwell Design week, Lilian Baylis Stage | Sadler’s Wells Theatre and V&A Museum (London – UK), Venice Biennale of Dance (Venice – IT) and Amsterdam Fashion Week (Amsterdam – NL).


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