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Matteo Lanfranchi

Effetto Larsen

https://effettolarsen.it/en/

Via Asiago 55, Milano, Italy
My artistic and professional life started on stage, as an actor. In 2007 I founded Effetto Larsen, to develop a form of art able to question its own canons. Sometimes, as I observe the reality around me I get ideas that I wish to develop with other artists within the group. When everybody’s eyes sparkle, I know I’m on the right track. My time is the present, the world is where I belong, gratitude my favourite feeling and human beings and the interactions amongst them, what I care for dearly.

When space meets desire


Site-specific art projects to create spaces responding to human needs

When space meets desire


Site-specific art projects to create spaces responding to human needs
Artists and architects, by listening to communities, can create spaces for fundamental social functions
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In 2007 I founded Effetto Larsen, a company based in Milan, Italy. We make site-specific and participatory projects at international level, involving the citizens in their development.

We grasped a possibility: contemporary art can create spaces that respond to human needs. Whether they are aggregation, sharing, rituality, belonging, these are fundamental elements for human communities, and often neglected. As artists we can choose to take responsibility, which is based on creating the conditions for authentic, human listening.

There projects have a strong link with architecture: imagining and creating spaces, assigning them a function, sharing them. I have also been asked to collaborate to imagine new uses for abandoned spaces, which could become natural locations for socially useful activities. By combining the point of view of participatory art with that of architects, we can review the structure of society starting from its most necessary and forgotten functions.



STORMO, durational performance about collective intelligence. The public can decide whether to watch or participate in the collective movement, that has no leader. Sound and lights are developed with the movements, live.

Mnemosyne, emotional mapping of areas. The installation becomes a space to share and discover, a powerful storytelling device.

An industrial space transformed for After/Dopo, an installation about the end and what remains. The audience is invited to imagine, for a few hours, the world without them. It is a path with activities, and in each activity they can choose to leave some marks, like traces.

The categories room, from the After/Dopo installation. The topic is the end and what remains of us, and in this room the audience is invited to write down everything they're leaving behind, dividing it in categories like material goods, relationships, unfinished business, secrets, and so on.

Again from After/Dopo: we create a carpet of dry leaves, where the audience can slow down, imagine their end in a peaceful and pleasant way, share an experience.

When space meets desire


Site-specific art projects to create spaces responding to human needs

When space meets desire


Site-specific art projects to create spaces responding to human needs
Artists and architects, by listening to communities, can create spaces for fundamental social functions
File under
Type of project
  • Next alliances

In 2007 I founded Effetto Larsen, a company based in Milan, Italy. We make site-specific and participatory projects at international level, involving the citizens in their development.

We grasped a possibility: contemporary art can create spaces that respond to human needs. Whether they are aggregation, sharing, rituality, belonging, these are fundamental elements for human communities, and often neglected. As artists we can choose to take responsibility, which is based on creating the conditions for authentic, human listening.

There projects have a strong link with architecture: imagining and creating spaces, assigning them a function, sharing them. I have also been asked to collaborate to imagine new uses for abandoned spaces, which could become natural locations for socially useful activities. By combining the point of view of participatory art with that of architects, we can review the structure of society starting from its most necessary and forgotten functions.



STORMO, durational performance about collective intelligence. The public can decide whether to watch or participate in the collective movement, that has no leader. Sound and lights are developed with the movements, live.

Mnemosyne, emotional mapping of areas. The installation becomes a space to share and discover, a powerful storytelling device.

An industrial space transformed for After/Dopo, an installation about the end and what remains. The audience is invited to imagine, for a few hours, the world without them. It is a path with activities, and in each activity they can choose to leave some marks, like traces.

The categories room, from the After/Dopo installation. The topic is the end and what remains of us, and in this room the audience is invited to write down everything they're leaving behind, dividing it in categories like material goods, relationships, unfinished business, secrets, and so on.

Again from After/Dopo: we create a carpet of dry leaves, where the audience can slow down, imagine their end in a peaceful and pleasant way, share an experience.


Idea by

Matteo Lanfranchi
Effetto Larsen
Via Asiago 55
Milano
Italy
My artistic and professional life started on stage, as an actor. In 2007 I founded Effetto Larsen, to develop a form of art able to question its own canons. Sometimes, as I observe the reality around me I get ideas that I wish to develop with other artists within the group. When everybody’s eyes sparkle, I know I’m on the right track. My time is the present, the world is where I belong, gratitude my favourite feeling and human beings and the interactions amongst them, what I care for dearly.