In the very heart of the International Buskers Festival 2017, the ROUND THEATRE installation stages Maurizio Cavallari's stunning photographic collection dedicated to the worldwide famous rockstar Bruce Springsteen. Unveiled on August 2017, the exhibition takes place at the Chiostro di San Paolo in Ferrara.
A traditional back-stage-curtain-audience in line Theatre is here taken as a reference for the extraordinary photographic collection exhibition. The Boss is going to play acoustic on his next Tour! So the setting anticipates the mood and puts onstage a different kind of show!
The traditional Theatre is here disassembled in its elementary components: performance stage, scene and backstage curtains, technical equipment and audience accommodation special structures. The project starts from these archetypical ingredients.
Elementary components are crushed and fragmented in lots of single sub-pieces. Stage has now disappeared, chairs have become a cloud of constructive new items, layer scene-curtains are recomposed in line in order to create a not conventional perceptive unity
All of the components and sub-pieces are freely shacked and reassembled with a different order. Layer-scenes become an endless black curtain on the edge, while the formerly horizontal stage is now perfectly vertical, not a single surface but a 3d origami!
The exhibition is shaped in the form of a round theatre. A ring-running black curtain embraces visitors and estimators, a meander-like vertical stage includes people within micro-rooms, the audience is not in front anymore, but all around. Precious images and memories of a lifetime are put onstage into an obscure and cerebral space.