Strasse is a group of Italian artists founded in Milan, Italy, in 2009 by Francesca De Isabella and Sara Leghissa.
Strasse works within the frames of performance and cinema, investigating relationships between movement and urban landscape, using film language as a filter to understand and weight reality. Strasse aims of bringing performance into channels and spaces of the urban life, gaining backgrounds, signs, temperatures, without subverting their meanings but stealing them form the unflappable daily flowing and carrying them, for a moment, elsewhere.
Having run in 2009 the Casa Strasse space in Milan with Elena Cleonice Fecit, a place that hosted theatre and dance workshops and productions, since 2010 the group has been without headquarters and devotes itself to actions in public spaces.
Strasse’s artistic research is mainly based on the practice of site-specific creation. It gives the audience the possibility to change their point of view, allowing them to see what already exists, in order to create new frames surrounding scenes and things.
In the last years the group produced Drive_in (2012), Solo (2014), HM/ HOUSE MUSIC (2016), and other projects as Exil and T.Rex, which use the format of the party to generate connections, to knock down categories and remove the distinction between different audiences and between artists and audience.