Francesca Burattelli (IT/DK)
Artist and musician
Testing Ground (Participant)
Francesca Burattelli is an Italian-Danish artist and musician, based in Copenhagen. She graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Art Academy in Amsterdam in 2015 and is currently active in the Danish art and underground music scene.
Burattelli investigate the divide between art and music. With a background in music, she began to implement sound production in her art in the form of sculptural musical instruments and sound installations. She now works with a focus on the voice’s performativity and vocalism and investigates, among other things, the idea of the performer and the pop idol as a modern archetype. About that she has written the publication Una Voce Poco Fa.
Francesca Burattelli also works with the performance and study group Union For Open Vocalism with artist Holger Hartvig. Together, they examine the singing voice as a social phenomenon and its ability to create political and cultural awareness in the contemporary world. They work with the idea of separating the voice from the ego and isolating it from its physical and therefore political body (and gender), for example in the performance Platform Play, which comments on the idea of communal singing as a political act.