Tarek Atoui - THE GROUND Sessions

Palazzo Grassi, Teatrino di Palazzo Grassi
20/11 - 21/11/2019


THE GROUND Sessions is a series of performances conceived by Tarek Atoui for Palazzo Grassi – Punta della Dogana that stem from THE GROUND, the artist’s composition currently on view at the 58th International Art Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia.

These performances form a diptych and build on one another in the spaces of Palazzo Grassi and of the Teatrino. For each movement, Tarek Atoui uses different instruments created by himself and composes intricate sound environments. The performers invited by Atoui are long-term collaborators and artists with whom he has recently worked on THE GROUND.

The artistic practice of Tarek Atoui brings together music and contemporary art, and explores new approaches to listening through participatory and collaborative performances. In his complex environments, the artist questions notions of performance, collaboration and installation.


Drummer and electro-acoustic music composer and performer Uriel Barthélémi will present a solo concert that will expand into a quintet performance the next day at Teatrino.
Alan Affichard, Igor Porte and Rosario Sorbello will improvise along Tomoko Sauvage in the theatre’s foyer, while in the auditorium, Daniel Araya processes the sounds of this quartet and turns them into techno ambient acid matters.
Performers: Alan Affichard, Uriel Barthélémi, Igor Porte, Tomoko Sauvage and Rosario Sorbello.
Technical team: Alan Affichard and Igor Porte

Special thanks to the Royal Institute of Arts, Stockholm