Martina Arcieri

Class of: 1996
Nationality: Italiana | Italian
Degree course: Scenografia

I have always been interested in and attracted to the world of design and art. The first makes communication the other, and this is the focus of my work.
During my studies I started an internship for the TV series “Alfredino: Una storia italiana” produced by Lotus Production for Sky, which allowed me to enter the world of cinema. The following year I worked as a decorating assistant on the series “Un professore”, produced by Banijay Studios Italy srl for RAI, and then as a graphic designer in the set design department for the film “La mia ombra è tua” by Fandango.
Shortly before graduating I worked as an assistant for the Christmas event “Christmas World: il Natale nel Mondo” at the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome. After graduation I started working as a decorating assistant on the TV series “Il clandestino” by Italian International Film srl produced for RAI.


LA CITTÀ INCANTATA is strongly inspired not only by the plot of Hayao Miyazaki’s animated masterpiece of the same name, but also by the set of messages that all its images carry, seeking to re-propose in a theatrical key that bizarre and marvellous world that the author so skilfully drew.
The proposal for a musical performance stems from the desire for a reinterpretation of the film through an alternative medium to animation: a theatrical set that attempts to explore the forms and atmospheres of the Japanese master’s film.

Drawing remains the main tool of this communicative process, a drawing that attempts to restore to all the construction elements and materials used, that magic that only a live performance can convey in that magical relationship with the actors and the audience.