Culture Monks is delighted to be part of the global live media project on Ṕerformance Art TV´. The live streaming of this collaborative performance will be available on Performance Art TV on July 1, 2017 from 8:30 pm (IST) onwards.

This is a continuation of the Rome – Kolkata new media art project which was initiated  in January 2017 by Francesca Fini and Culture Monks. Click here for the project video.

We are joined in this performance of ULTRACORPI nomadic identity by Varun Desai & Pradip Chattopadhyay.

Details are as follows :

ULTRACORPI nomadic identity

A project for Performance Art TV
by Francesca Fini
With Giulio Bianchini and Pablita Loca
Live from the MAAM MUSEUM of Rome
Real-time music from Kolkata, by Varun Desai and Pradip Chattopadhyay, in collaboration with Culture Monks.


“Ultracorpi” (Ultra-bodies) is a performance on male and female identity, but also simply on the identity of the actor, as the bearer of a “repertoire of fives” that are not re-cited, as Carmelo Well would say – because to re-cite is to cite someone Other – but lived on their own skin. The performer is an ultra-body, a fluid, elusive identity, always nomadic and migrant.

The Ultracorpi performance, which will take place in the significant frame of the MAAM Museum, will utilize Facebook Live technology and live streaming in VR (Virtual Reality) thanks to a special 360° camcorder.

The audience will then observe the performance navigating in the real / virtual space in which it takes place, choosing a personal point of view, in a revolutionary reversal of the relationship between the spectator and the show. In addition, on the Facebook page of Performance Art TV, three different streams will be released simultaneously: a classic view of the medium field action, an interactive 360 ​​° view, and a special streaming from Kolkata, India, where two musicians will interact real-time with the performance.

In fact, this performance plays on the theme of identity on multiple levels of reading, creating a kind of virtual twinning, a space wormhole that will connect Rome and Kolkata, in collaboration with Culture Monks association.

In fact, artists Varun Desai and Pradip Chattopadhyay will watch the live VR performance with two Oculus headsets, and will play real-time music on the images they are watching, giving voice to the two performers. Music will be then retransmitted live at the venue where the performance takes place.

To enjoy the whole show, with the three simultaneous views, please visit:


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