Kuboraum has been always actively merging different but artistic fields together to become one, from music installations to interior design, multiple Art-residency in their Berlin Studio.
Back in June of 2021 they launched their Digital Sound Residency, inviting experimental, electronic and contemporary music artists to re-design their aesthetic through exclusive soundtracks for Kuboraum’s digital room.
Following the residency of Ziúr, Regis and Mike Paradinas best known as μ-Ziq, the fourth episode sees the participation of the iconic collective SALÒ.
“All is good if it’s excessive” is SALÒ’s driving ethos – the manifesto of a new, dreamy and decadent Roman Renaissance propounded by Emiliano Maggi, Toni Cutrone, Giacomo Mancini, Stefano Di Trapani and Cosimo Damiano. The 4th act of Kuboraum’s Digital Sound Residency presents SALÒ’s La Ballata delle Mosche.
A hymn to nature and all the small creatures that populate and nourish it, the beauty and monstrosity of the small beings that live among the rocks and threads of grass. A dance that takes shape from the verses of David Grubbs “the night of the hunter”, to land in the dreamlike and visionary world of Charles Laugthon.
Springing from the Pasolinian macrocosm, SALÒ’s anthology is based on dualities: finding pleasure in the decadent, on literature and perversion, eternity and situationism, the grotesque and the visionary, fantasy and reality, the baroque and the contemporary, critique and provocation. All these juxtaposed elements come together in an allusive, murky imagery and open performative dimension which deny any form of canonicity or morality. SALÒ’s boundary-rejecting performances act as a medium to translate dualities into ritual practice and open a window in this performative landscape, combining psychedelic scenarios and mythological symbolism, rituality and rural iconography made of fairy tales, dreams and hypnotic scenes.
A synaesthesia of noise music, esoteric atmospheres, baroque costumes and performance. Different artistic levels intersecting in a moment of collective creativity, which does not follow a specific path but stems from the holistic combination of different sounds.