Abstract sculptor, one of the majors of the contemporaneousness, Arnaldo Pomodoro
(Morciano di Romagna 1926) began his carrier as a scenographer in 1953, when he designed the scenes and costumes for an installation of Oreste
by Vittorio Alfieri
in collaboration with Giorgio Perfetti.
The scenic activity of Pomodoro develops in a systematic way since the early '80s, with the important tasks conferred by the Teatro dell'Opera
of Rome and the Teatro Massimo
In 1986 he begins the collaboration with the tunisian director Chérif
, who will assist in theatre with numerous scenographical collaborations, founding, with him and the Italian actress Alida Valli
, the theatrical company of La Famiglia delle Ortiche
«When I project the scenographies and costumes [ … ] I try to use the power of abstraction [ … ] I don't care about an illustrative or celebrative scenography, the task of scenographer, in fact, is to ''mediate'' the text visually with inventiveness and imagination for a new audience in another and different historical period.»
From an interview with Sandro Parmiggiani, 2006.