THE KEATS-SHELLEY HOUSE PRESENTS
A TEMPORARY EXHIBITION by ROBERTA PLATANIA
The Keats-Shelley House is pleased to invite you to the opening of
Inner Garden, a temporary exhibition by Roberta Platania.
The exhibition, an original take on the Keatsian concept of 'negative capability', is an electro-acoustic composition made up of voice fragments that interact with the sounds of an underwater environment and form a soundtrack to an effective video montage. A synesthetic experience which allows the onlooker to approach John Keats’s poetry in an entirely new way.
The opening will take place on Thursday 24th November 2022 at 6 p.m. On that evening the entrance is free of charge, but booking is mandatory (firstname.lastname@example.org)
If you wish to see the show from Friday 25th November to Friday 23rd December, please note that entrance will be subject to the museum entrance ticket and booking is mandatory (email@example.com).
Roberta Platania (Rome, 1975) studied Electronic Music with Alessandro Cipriani, Composition with Antonio Poce and Multimedia with Valerio Murat at the L. Refice Conservatory in Frosinone. She graduated in 2017 with an honourable mention for her intermediate work Midnight Sun, and has subsequently won numerous awards with her works both in Italy and abroad. The main focus of her work is audiovisual composition, but she is also involved in the creation of ingenious environments and projection surfaces. A teacher of Music Academic Writing at UWS International in Rome, she has been composing original music for film and television since 2015, in collaboration with other Roman composers and musicians she met during her ten-year experience as a singer in blues-funk bands.
"Roberta Platania's Inner Garden is not a refuge from the way of the world, but an original and effective way to explore the relationship between self and reality through a romantic perspective. An interior garden written in water suggesting how Keats's famous epitaph ('Here lies one whose name was writ in water') does not only refer to the cruel destiny of a young poet dying unheeded, but to something more complex, mysterious, perhaps even contrary to oblivion, if we consider the resonance that water releases with the frequency of its movement."
Luca Caddia, Keats-Shelley House