The artistic research of the UCCI UCCI duo of Salvatore Crucitti and Gloria Zeppilli is based on an anthropological-ethnographic approach to art. Ethnographic methodologies, sociological analysis and aesthetic research are the essential tools for the creation of language.
Languages, stories, traditions, rituals and landscapes of the communities and territories examined constitute the stratification of works conceived as 'hypertextual objects'. Through a relational practice, aesthetics and ethnographic research enter into dialogue, with the aim of evoking unexpected theoretical and aesthetic short-circuits that emerge from artistic practice. Enabling a dimension where the result is as poetic as it is political.
The projects address cultural and social issues through a multidisciplinary and relational artistic practice, with the intention of evoking territories, subcultures and cultures that are hidden or close to extinction. The artistic research is elaborated in film, theatre and visual works.
Gloria Zeppilli, 1998 She graduated in "Sculpture" and "Sculpture and New Applied Technologies" at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome, with the theses "Beyond Domination. L'atto di creazione come sovversivo al sistema dominante" and "Appunti e tentativi per un'opera ipertestuale" ("Notes and attempts for a hypertextual work"), which he wrote with supervisor Paolo Canevari. Since 2020 he has been collaborating with Salvatore Crucitti, founding the artistic research duo 'UCCI UCCI'. In 2023 he conducted his research at Black Kit, the International Archive of Performing Art founded by Boris Nieslony, Cologne (Germany). He currently studies and works at the Societas Raffaello Sanzio Archive at the Comandini Theatre in Cesena.<<
Salvatore Crucitti, 1998 studied 'Audiovisual Theories and Techniques' at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome, before graduating in 2022 in 'Directing' at the 'Silvio d'Amico' National Academy of Dramatic Art. Winner of the 2021 'European Young Theatre' Prize as best play (Festival of Two Worlds Spoleto). One of his latest theatre projects (Ninnoli) received a special mention from the jury at the Premio Scenario Infanzia 2022. Since 2020 he has been collaborating with Gloria Zeppilli by founding the artistic research duo "UCCI UCCI". In 2023 he conducted his research at the Black Kit, the International Archive of Performing Art founded by Boris Nieslony, Cologne (Germany). He currently studies and works at the Societas Raffaello Sanzio Archive at the Comandini Theatre in Cesena.