Discover the artist within


The Life of Lesser Things

A seamless integration of musique concrète and interactive art, this multimedia happening, conceived and performed by the artist Alda Terracciano for the smArt Recycling exhibition at the Candid Gallery, London, on 1 November 2008, is inspired by the act of recycling objects and functions played in the everyday life. The nature of things depends as much on their physical qualities as on the intentionality manifested by human beings. The most humble or least glamorous thing can become a source of endless surprises when subversion of roles takes place.

The event was produced by Italian Nights and SharpCut Visual Arts Project.
Watch the trailer here…


Dream on Monkey Mountain

As Creative Director of FUTURE HISTORIES, in 2006 Alda Terracciano embarked on a new creative collaboration with Tuup, a master storyteller, and Jamika Ajalon, a musician and sound designer, to create an original storytelling session inspired by Derek Walcott’s play Dream on Monkey Mountain. Raising questions of love, madness, power and the search for identity, the tale explores the influence that dreams can have in shaping our lives.

The performance took place at the V&A Theatre Museum on 22 March 2006 to mark the beginning of a new phase of development for the arts and heritage organisation, while establishing new ways of engaging with archival material. According to the artist: “Being a ‘living archive’ for the living experience of our pluri-cultural metropolis, FUTURE HISTORIES has been set up to oppose discrimination and social exclusion by drawing from the power of art and memory and their transformative potential”.

The performance was produced with the support of Arts Council England.
Watch the trailer here…


Port of Naples

Alda Terracciano’s debut as theatre director took place on 28 November 1997 at the Tara Arts Centre in South London. Working in collaboration with the American academic Gordon Poole she produced a free adaptation of Scalo Marittimo, a drama about migration penned in 1918 by the Neapolitan playwright Raffaele Viviani and performed as Port of Naples by a cast of five. Watch the trailer of the performance here.

Trailer “Port of Naples” from Alda Terracciano on Vimeo.