With a background in contemporary dance, both as a performer and as a choreographer, as well as in the visual performing arts, Stellario Di Blasi is the first winner of the edition of Biennale College - Site Specific Performance 2021, chosen by the Directors Stefano Ricci and Gianni Forte from the shortlist of fifteen finalists (out of 106 initial applications).
Presenting a study fragment of his AB IMIS project, he presents a hypothesis intertwined with Bauman's reflections on the meaning of consumption in a liquid society. He thus recycles Absence which, nourished by the poetic halo of Emily Dickinson, transforms this suspended pandemic moment into a sampling of the self-dissolution of a land of plenty devoid of primary colours.
In a modular expanse that lives on the echoes of Pino Pascali's art - recalling the perimeters of the relationship between nature and industrial production - Stellario Di Blasi investigates through the talking body of the performer: in the forest frozen by the chatter and anachronistic habits of survival, the stage is transformed into a runway for the take-off of meaning. Meanings that dance, the word, the performing gesture, painting, and the use of objects make into propagators of memory and a stubborn search for an erased identity.
Through the recovery of a moral dignity and new coordinates of listening, Di Blasi builds an itinerary in which the languages of poetry and of the acted body construct an exploration that, shattering the fences between the different artistic disciplines, returns a new theatrical whirlwind. While drawing fruit from the performative footsteps of this century, he throws a new bridge, blazing with content, towards wider possibilities of exploration of meaning. AB IMIS, then, is not only an analysis of the contingent social moment but rather the expressive linguistic experiment on an alphabet to be refounded that Stellario Di Blasi - without taking anything for granted - seems to pursue without fear.