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Diego Marcon Music for Diego Marcon’s works
Written by Federico Chiari

Federico Chiari, Diego Marcon
Design Sina Gerschwiler

2023, vinyl LP + booklet, English / Italian, 31.5 x 31.5 cm, 36 pages
ISBN 979-12-80579-21-8

Starting with the film Monelle (2017), music has been a fundamental part of almost every work by the artist Diego Marcon. Federico Chiari’s compositions emerge from his ongoing dialogue with the artist. The music and the imagery take shape together, riffing off one another as they are interwoven to define both the structure and the emotional temperature of the pieces. The collaboration between Marcon and Chiari revolves around the deconstruction of codified genres, such as the aria, popular jazz, and children’s singalong song. The intention underpinning their work is to pervert the musical language by using its own codes, along with those of cinema.


The Parents’ Room Theme, Blackie’s Song, Personalities, Dolle

Ludwig Aria

This album brings together the music composed by Federico Chiari for various recent film and video works by the artist, including Monelle (2017), Ludwig (2018), The Parents’ Room (2021), and Dolle (2023). It comes with a booklet containing lyrics and images that provide a deeper insight into this unique, profoundly intertwined collaboration between Chiari and Marcon.

Produced by Centro per l’arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato on the occasion of the exhibition Glassa by Diego Marcon, October 30, 2023 - February 4, 2024.


Federico Chiari (b. 1985) is a musician and sound designer. He provided sound for many visual artists’ films, videos, and installations. Some of these works have been screened in film festivals such as Festival de Cannes, B3 Biennial, IFFR, Locarno Film Festival, Cinéma du réel, as well as museums and art institutions such as Venice Biennale, Kunsthalle Basel, Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Fondazione Prada, MAXXI, Centro per l’arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Palazzo delle Esposizioni.

Diego Marcon (b. 1985) primarily focuses on moving image. His practice centres on the investigation of cinematic archetypes in a process combining theoretical and structural approaches to filmmaking, with the sentimental attitudes of popular movie genres. He has held solo exhibitions at Centro per l’arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato (2023); Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Teatro Gerolamo, Milan (2023); Sadie Coles HQ, London (2023); Museo Madre, Naples (2021); Institute of Contemporary Art Singapore/LASALLE, Singapore (2019); La Triennale di Milano, Milan (2018). His work was also part of group exhibitions including Galerie Buchholz, Cologne (2022); The 59th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice (2022); Royal Academy – de Tempel, Antwerp (2021); Museo MACTE, Termoli (2021); Fondazione Prada, Milan (2018) and MAXXI - Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Rome (2018).

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