Greta Desirée Facchinato

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We Are All Ears
Titel We Are All Ears
Jaartal 2018
Omschrijving We Are All Ears. The title, a word pun that challenges the original idiom “I am all ears” - commonly addressing to the moment when an individual underlines dedication towards an another auricular source. We Are All Ears incorporates the notion of the verb “to be” as an interest to analyse aspects of personality, entity and awareness related to the 21th century Western society within the experience of the ears. Aspects of the self and of the community are highlighted through the extensive study of the technological device of the headphones. Analogies are created between Sloterdijk’s critique of our “foam society” and the materiality of foam, mainly present in the sonic world as insulator. We Are All Ears suggests a corporal and bodily attention too. The notion of space is related to the body as the actual origin of sound. If we are all ears does it mean that our senses have a dominancy on our minds? Interior and exterior voices constantly alternate each other, overlapping through brief concessions. Concessions that are similar to the one of donating a key to open or to close a door: an imaginary door, because as we know, ears do not have lids. Author: Greta D. Facchinato. Writing Tutor: Jasper Coppes. English Proofreading: Jeanne Blackstone, Audrey Oh, Marie Verbenkov. Graphic Design: Greta D. Facchinato. Risoprinting and Binding: Stencilwerck. This publication coincidenced with the Master Artistic Research’s exhibition at the KABK Graduation Festival, Den Haag from 6th July to 13th July 2018.
Techniek Writing, design, risoprint
Formaat A4
FOAM: The Listening Body.
Titel FOAM: The Listening Body.
Jaartal 2018
Omschrijving A one by one performance where the audience is invited to engage through the senses of sight, touch and listening. The project emerges from an interest to the body of the listener and its status in our contemporary society. Whereas the individual lives as a bubble in foam - we tend to touch each other but only through our external membranes. Here, the costume of the performer is reconsidered as a hidden stage. The materials mainly involved are memory foam and the lycra textile typically worn by dancers - as nude costumes. Materials which are commonly used to isolate and to filter what is supposedly wanted to be revealed. The shape of the costume-stage itself seems an organic, bodily appendix: it invites the audience and the performer to come closer, to reach for a hug, to meet, even though still distant. To snuggle and to penetrate, to sink in or to stretch towards the inside, towards the outside. A body which inhabits an another body. A moment of isolation. An intrusion in a corporeal cavity. Exhibition "An Imperfection, often concealed with", during the KABK Graduation Festival 2018. Assistent during the performance: Raquel Sanchez. Costume-stage design in collaboration with Silvia Sandri. Curtains realized in collaboration with Annemiek Kemp. Performer: Greta Desiree Facchinato. Photographer: Ellen Daniels. Stage structure in collaboration with Merlijn Udo. Subject modeling in the picture: Lucy Engelman.
Techniek Sewing, design, sculpture, installation,
Formaat 300x600
Titel Touches
Jaartal 2018
Omschrijving For this episode of Ephémère at Studio Loos, Den Haag, the artists Cristiana Vignatelli Bruni and Greta Desirée Facchinato collaborated for the second time, investigating the sense of touch in relation to the elusivity of sound. A chance to catch epidermic fluctuations through a real time improvisation. “[Touch] is essentially, a sense of force. Our concepts of force would be very much less well developed were we unable to feel pressure, or to sense competing forces in which an equilibrium is established so that no movements are produced, yet in which the forces can still be felt.” ( E. H., Weber. E.H. Weber on the Tactile Senses, 1846, p.196) Performers: Cristiana Vignatelli Bruni, Greta Desirèe Facchinato. Video: Valentino Russo. Photo: Xaviera Hardjopawiro.
Techniek Contact microphones, foam, lycra, sonic
Formaat 500x300
Hideouts for the Body
Titel Hideouts for the Body
Jaartal 2018
Omschrijving "Can you feel me ? I am cold. I am heavy. Sedimented. You have no choice but to wait for the sediment to settle on your skin. You allow to let my very cold fine particles to change your facial body-temperature. You are warm, I can feel you. I am a stone. I am the shell of the person you are coming to be. Could you live outside your shuck? Soon you would be dead, the empty shell of your body to be left crumpled in the clean bed sheets. To hide the blood, revealing your clam. Who does your lid belongs to? Still hold me, how tight you can. Where can your warm flesh snuggle closer, trying to absorb my cold skin? Soft tissues. Hard armour. Can you feel me? I am finding a hideout for the body." One by one listening session. The project was developed and realized during the Residency Programme at Hospitalfield, Arbroath (Scotland).
Techniek Writing, sound recording, installation.
Formaat 450x 400
Is It All Just a Memory?
Titel Is It All Just a Memory?
Jaartal 2017
Omschrijving The space of the performance is a sound installation realized by the artist. The storytelling is built up through the reproduction of field recordings: mostly languages and sounds of transportation devices captured from recent travels of Greta D. Facchinato in Europe. The main purpose was to reproduce the overwhelming feeling that can be generated by the listening experience of languages dissimilar from our mother tongue. The sound material worked in the performance as revelation of a listening sensitivity. It was an act, in between fiction and reality. Can the unknown, the unknown language, produce a new language of the ears? Something impalpable, like a nebulous, which expands and dissolves in our inner being? Where does that nebulous flow then? Is it a hallucination? A feeling? A thought? Can we impress those sensorial experiences through the use of a external device like a recorder? Yet will the field recorder become an extension of our being? And what about those impressions, the recordings themselves: will they still recall our memory or will they become the technology itself? Performance presented in June 2017 at Zaal 3, Den Haag.
Techniek Sound, installation, performance
Formaat 300x300x400
Queen Goddess
Titel Queen Goddess
Jaartal 2015
Omschrijving QUEEN GODDESS - "Precious'n'Structure, through Movement". A collaboration with VITRARIA GLASS +A Museum, Venice. The museum and the incredible Diane Venet's jewerly collection - in occasion of the exhibition "Precious - da Picasso a Jeff Koons". Features of geometry, structure, and preciosity of these objects: a female body. Sound and movement melt into visual art, through the gesture of painting. It takes shape a sort of ritual: the woman becomes queen and goddess, enclosed in a painting formed by triads, like the diamonds' structure. Body Painting: Lisa Borella, Valentina Holguin. Performer: Greta Desirée Facchinato. Video: Angelica Bordon, Valentina Zanrosso.
Techniek Installation, painting, performance
Formaat 700x600
Mirror Poser x Creased
Titel Mirror Poser x Creased
Jaartal 2016
Omschrijving Performance work questioning elements of appearance and fashion trends. Do displays and corporeal poses shape our identity and position in the Western society? How much a human body can be shadowed or highlightened by a textile? Furthermore, can a mirror be creased? Performance at VITRARIA GLASS+A Museum, Venice. Performers: Denise Forestan, Greta Desirèe Facchinato, Silvia Lanfrit, Claudia Zanaga, Marta Pilloni. Costume design by Silvia Sandri. Video by Angelica Bordon, Valentina Zanrosso. Make up by Lisa Borella, Valentina Holguin.
Techniek Installation, fashion design, performanc
Formaat 700x600
Sauna Confessions
Titel Sauna Confessions
Jaartal 2018
Omschrijving One by one listening sessions
Techniek Sauna cabin, stove, incense, frame, prop
Formaat 100x250
Titel Interference
Jaartal 2017
Omschrijving A research on how the body can be interfered by sound and music. "Interference: the action of interfering or the process of being interfered with. Or (in physics) the combination of two or more electromagnetic wave forms to form a resultant wave in which the displacement is either reinforced or cancelled." Definition of interference in English by Oxford Dictionaries. At KABK Gallery, Den Haag during the exhibition "MARBAR". Performers: Cristiana Vignatelli Bruni, Greta Desirèe Facchinato. Assistents: Paulien Bekker, Rowena Finlayson, Valentino Russo. Video: Raquel Sanchez.
Techniek Soundscape, Performance
Listening Session
Titel Listening Session
Jaartal 2017
Omschrijving Research about listening
Techniek Video and Fieldrecording

Omschrijving werk


Voorletters GD


Erkende vakopleiding

Academie / instituut & plaats studierichting / specialisatie periode van / tot diploma
Den Haag, Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten Master Artistic Research August 2016 - July 2018 J

Andere opleiding

Instituut / docent & plaats (studie)richting periode van / tot
Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia Bachelor in Fine Arts and Pperformance Arts September 2013 - March 2016

Overige gegevens

Lid van Beroeps / Kunstenaarsvereniging
Deelnemer van Kunstenaarsinitiatief

Curriculum vitae


jaartal naam tentoonstellingsruimte korte omschrijving solo / duo / groep
2018 Quartair, Den Haag One by one listening session GROEP
2018 Stroom, Den Haag Performance GROEP
2018 Studio Loos, Den Haag Performance DUO
2017 Zaal 3, Den Haag Performance and Sound Installation GROEP
2017 Research Center for Material Culture - Museum Volkenkunde, Leiden Video work GROEP
2017 KABK Gallery, Den Haag Performance DUO
2016 V I T R A R I A Glass +A Museum, Venice Performance SOLO
2016 V I T R A R I A Glass +A Museum, Venice Performance SOLO
2015 Sculpture Biennale - Piazzola sul Brenta, Italy Land Art GROEP
2015 Villa Breda, Italy Sculpture GROEP

Internationale uitwisseling

jaartal instelling
2018 Hospitalfield House Arbroath - Scotland
2017 School of gesture Documenta 14, Athens


jaartal opdrachtgever plaats / land typering opdracht uitgevoerd
2017 A walk in the Park Festival Den Haag Music portrait and illustrations in collaboration with Fantine Tho Rodrigues. J
2017 Ankerhaven Den Haag Illustration - Wall Art J
2017 Private client Wassenaar Music portrait and illustrations in collaboration with Fantine Tho Rodrigues. J

Aankopen / werken in collecties

jaartal naam collectie plaats / land omschrijving aankoop
2017 Ankerhaven Den Haag Illustration - Wall Art


jaartal titel publicatie uitgever / samensteller, plaats typering
2018 We Are All Ears Indipendent Artistic Research publication. Book.
2017 From Beak to Anus. Indipendent Audio publication. Cd.

Prijzen en stipendia

jaartal instantie, plaats omschrijving
2015 Villa Breda Villa Breda -Land Art Prize 2015

Artistieke nevenactiviteiten

nevenactiviteit van tot
Graphic design and illustration activity. 2016 2018