LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
DMAV _ Social art Ensemble
is a Northern Italy-based social art collective that operates in the field of public and social art, with a specific focus on urban spaces reactivation and community development. In 2017 DMAV has been included in The Independent Project my MAXXI Museum in Rome. In 2018 DMAV started the collaboration with Torino NESXT Art Network. In 2020 the book “Terraforma” about the first ten years of DMAV work has been published, written by Olga Gambari for Comunicarte Edizioni.
DMAV creates immersive spaces in order to help the community to explore relations and to enhance a shared awareness.The vision involves the possibility of bringing beauty back in deserted places, generating a forms of social consciousness.
DMAV chooses to operate at the intersection between different media and techniques.
Installations in public spaces
Urban reactivation projects
Virtual reality and immersive digital experiences
Photographic incursions, lightboxes and dioramas
Mixed media interventions
DMAV creates site specific works that enable a strong resonance with the environmental features. Different spaces involves different ways of interaction. In the last years DMAV worked in:
Places with a strong historical resonance
Abandoned and post-industrial plants
Forgotten city corners and neighborhoods
Spaces connected to sacred/profane short circuits
Art galleries and museums
Flow, public performance, Mixed media, body performances, theatrical machineries, baroque music. Pesaro, old town, 2013.
Numbers, Lightboxes, large format photos, digital interactive machines, videos, public space interventions, different cities, Udine, 2016.
Minimalia, photographic dioramas to immersive spaces, to haunting performances. Large format photos, interactive spaces, meditative crypts, virtual reality experience, public electronic readings, Udine, 2018.
Doublin’, public art project, Trieste, 2019.
Terraforma, video art project and radio performance, Torino, 2020.
Terraforma, complex project in Galleria Moitre, Torino, 2020.
Terraforma, dmav 10 years retrospective, to be held at Moitre gallery, in Turin, retrospective with site specific installations. The exhibition, planned for novembre 2020, has been postponed after the lockdown end.
During the lockdown Terraforma becomes Radioterraforma, a webradio project which presents a wide array of artists, writers, performers, curators in conversation with DMAV members. Radioterraforma - that started its transmissions in november 2020 - is a mutant and collective airwaves celebration of the first 10 years of DMAV and a message of resistance for public art in these difficult times.
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Dmav - Social Art Ensemble
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