Sursum corda is a project stemming from the artist’s interest for border areas (thresholds and limits) and the ambivalence that these presuppose in marking a transition. There is always a relationship with what's on the other side, and a meeting point is also a point of detachment that simultaneously divides and unites. With Sursum corda Maria Elisabetta Novello wants to open a dialogue between the two sides, starting from the awareness of the human being and of the fundamental actions that keep him alive: the breath, the heartbeat and the emotions.
Sursum corda will be inaugurated on January 19 with a performative action of Maria Elisabetta Novello, in collaboration with the dancers Roberto Cocconi and Luca Zampar, also repeated on 20 and 21 January. In the following days, the video of the action will be screened at the gallery, which will become container of memories, also welcoming the documentation material of the project, the process and the action. On display sheets, proofs, a photographic series, archival material collected and stored during the long phase of preparation of the event between sounds, noises, sound tracks, auscultation tones, notes that trace movements and rhythms, finds, scientific boards, images that bring to the same conceptual and emotional temperature of Sursum Corda.