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by Diego Marcon
Italy, 2018, video, CGI animation, color, sound, 8′
Presented at the 16th edition of Lo schermo dell’arte, 2023
© Diego Marcon, courtesy the Artist and Sadie Coles HQ, London
Produced by the Fondazione Museo MAXXI/ MAXXI Bulgari Prize 2018
In collaboration with Coro di Voci Bianche dell’Accademia Teatro alla Scala, Milan
CGI development and animation: Diego Zuelli
Sound design: Federico Chiari
Ludwig Aria composed by Federico Chiari
Piano: Marco De Gaspari
Voice: Gianluigi Sartori
Lyrics: Diego Marcon
English translation: Johanna Bishop
Ludwig is Marcon’s first CGI video. Sitting on a box inside a ship in a storm, a child sings while trying to keep a lit match between his finger. The video is accompanied by an original musical composition inspired by the Lied, a genre developed in Germany in the 19th century.
Diego Marcon (1985, Busto Arsizio, lives and works in Milan). Recent solo exhibitions were held at Fondazione Trussardi- Teatro Gerolamo Milan (2023), Davies Street, England (2023), Museo Madre, Naples (2021), Galleria ZERO, Milan, (2019), Institute of Contemporary Art Singapore/LASALLE, Singapore (2019); Triennale di Milano (2018), Careof, Milan (2015). Two solo shows are currently in progress at Centro Pecci, Prato (2023/24) and Kunsthalle Basel, Basel (2023/24).
Selected Filmography
2021 The Parents’ Room; 2018 Ludwig; 2017 Il malatino; 2017 Monelle; 2017 Untitled; 2015 Untitled (Head falling 01, 02, 03, 04, 05); 2015 Untitled (All pigs must die)