Primitive Art’s Shelter Chapter 1

February 4th, 2020 at 7 pm at Triennale Milano.
Shelter is the latest project created by Primitive Art (Matteo Pit and Jim C. Nedd) as part of Speak Listen Watch Make. It consists of a twelve square metre metal stilt house whose structure looks as basic as a child's drawing. The frame is open and raised from the ground on mechanical elevators. For Primitive Art, Shelter is the place for a new project that is open to external contributions and oriented towards some of the band’s key themes: isolation, as refuge and escapism; unresolved desire, which lures the predator into the trap; nostalgia, a longing for a place that seems impossible to recall clearly or to forget; the feeling of an external danger and an internal one, which lives in us. Shelter will be an architectural concept, but at the same time a platform to express these themes, already addressed in the artists’ debut album Primitive Art Problems (2013) and in their more recent Crab Suite (2018). Shelter will host the first chapter of this shared research: a 40-minute music performance by Primitive Art will describe through sound and light this space with indefinite borders and its different roles. The audience will sit around the building, watching this clash of different visions as in a theatre in the round.


Artistic direction: Umberto Angelini

A project by: Primitive Art

Curated by: Davide Giannella

In collaboration with: Threes

With the support of: Marsèll

Stage Design: Matteo Petrucci

Artwork: Emanuele Marcuccio

Spatialization of sound: Lorenzo Dal Ri

Photos by Sara Scanderebech and Gianluca Di Ioia

Speak Listen Watch Make is a program of meetings, installations, exhibitions, performances, plays, screenings, workshops and projects by Davide Giannella and Massimo Torrigiani/Fantom.