artefact (n.) 

1821, artefact, "anything made by human art," from Italian artefatto, from Latin arte "by skill" (ablative of ars "art;" see art (n.)) + factum "thing made," from facere "to make, do" (see factitious). The spelling with -i- is by 1884, by influence of the Latin stem. Archaeological application dates from 1890.


digital art project by CASA * MARZIANO that explores the Internet of Images and its behaviour

It departs from 12 fundamental principles and sends out viral impulses for collective disobedience.
The videos were created with found footage by Matteo Marziano Graziano and Rita Macedo at PACT Zollverein in Essen.  

7 more videos will be released in 2017  


choreographic sound walk through the architectural complex of
Aufbau Haus am Moritzplazt in Berlin, Kreuzberg.

ORBIS TERTIUS is a site specific performance. It is inspired by a short story by Jorge Luis Borges. 
Concept and direction by Matteo Marziano Graziano. Costumes by Benedetta Baiocchi.
Sound by Francesco Cavaliere. Camera by Marcel Wollner and Ben Jones.



experimental opera in becoming

The music theatre project "ARIANNA“ enquires into realms of contemporary choreography and historical music theatre, expanding to experimental music theatre and contemporary performance. Departing points are the aria “Lamento d'Arianna” and the integral libretto of the opera (the two only remaining traces of the 1608 composition by Claudio Monteverdi). The project in becoming aims to explore the juxtaposition of historical music practices with contemporary performance practices.




a queer short film about silence, vulnerability, and roses 

SUB ROSA is a videodance short film by Matteo Marziano Graziano, shot in Experimental Film Virginia, with screening at Cinedance Dance on Screen Amsterdam. The image shows a close up of the two Asian queer main characters.


A short movie about secrecy, vulnerability and roses. Starring Venus, Eros, and Harpocrates, the god of silence. 

In the Middle Ages a rose suspended from the ceiling of a council chamber pledged all presents (those under the rose) to secrecy. The rose's connotation of secrecy dates back also to Greek mythology. Aphrodite gave a rose to her son Eros, the god of love; he, in turn, gave it to Harpocrates, the god of silence to ensure that his mother's indiscretions (or those of the gods in general, in other accounts) were not disclosed.

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