December 10th 2017 Rome h.16.00
For the first time Andrea Loreni walks over the Tiber River.
Its path develops on a 135 meter long and 14 mm thick cable linking the two banks of the river close to Ponte Sant’Angelo, suspended at a height of 20 meters.
The event, realized in partnership with TIM, was conceived by Peppe Casa, MArteLive’s artistic director, and is one of the main special projects of the BiennaleMArteLive 2017 – the cultural week in Rome and Lazio that from December 5th to 10th will bring on stage in over 50 different locations around 1000 artists.
Plus of the walk: a dream setting in one of the most evocative points of Rome.
The eternal city and its river with its costant flow do creat a perfect scenario for Andrea and for this unusual and extraordinary walk.
The suggestive value of a very particular spot of Rome has been amplified by the natural charm of the flowing Tiber, giving the event an enormous international visibility.
More than 500.000 people on the web and in newspapers around the world have been able to follow the walk and enjoy the thousands pf pictures shot during the walk. Video
8-9 December 2017 Perugia, Piazza IV Novembre h.16.00
The walk will be followed by a public meeting with the audience in the Sala dei Notari of the Palazzo dei Priori.
Back in the sky of the Umbrian capital, Andrea Loreni is ready to walk on a steel cable 110 meters long at 40 meters high, stretched between the bell tower of the Palazzo dei Priori and the Cathedral of San Lorenzo.
The occasion of this walk is given by the inauguration of the new public Led lighting system for the monuments of the historic center of Perugia.
It is still vivid the memory of the venture of the German tightrope walker Arturo Strohschneider who in 1911 surprised the small city with a walk on the void that at that time seemed to be a crazy action.
A century and 6 years later, Andrea Loreni will show the same courage and the flair for challenge. The magic of the funambolist will vibrate again in the Perugian skies. Video
29 October 2017 Spinning mill in Caraglio (CN) h.16.00
Opening of the “Terra di seta” exhibition by Jérémi Gobé
To celebrate the inauguration of the exhibition TERRA DI SETA. 400.000 KILOMETERS FROM THE LUNA, the first solo exhibition of the French artist Jérémy Gobé, Andrea walked on a cable of steel with a diameter of 16 mm and 30 meters long, about 10 meters high between two windows of the Filatoio.
In the spaces of the Filatoio, the French artist installed 400,000 cocoons, thus creating a monument to silk, with the constant and silent work of the bugs and the precious secret they conceal. We know that the wire that forms a cocoon measures about 1000 meters; the artist has therefore staged, through the cocoons, 400,000 kilometers of silk thread, exactly those that represent the distance between the Earth and the Moon.
Andrea’s slow steps in delicate balance on the wire, metaphorically retrace this mythical distance between earth and moon, in a suspended and surreal movement aimed at amplifying its suggestion, amazement and enchantment.