Le braccianti di euripide is an art collective, whose production broadly covers the range of a variety of art forms, including poetry, illustration, photography and song, often intertwining them. The collective consists of four young women from the southern Italian city of Brindisi and one from La Spezia, near Genoa. It was founded in 2018 in Bologna where the group continues to organize artistic events of social interest, collaborates on different projects with cultural and literary associations; performs in theaters and public spaces with live shows bringing together poetry readings and live painting, performance, video and music.
Francesca Brà was born in 1991 and hails from the Salento area in Puglia. Her passion for drawing pushed her towards the tattoo world, which she has now made her profession. She moved to Bologna to further develop her technique and engage in new experimentation. She was part of the historic Black Market Tattoo studio and joined the art group “Le braccianti di euripide ” as an illustrator. Inspired by the multitalented group, she occasionally interacts with audiences as a performer.
Enrica Luceri was was born in Brindisi in 1995. In 2014 she moved to Bologna to pursue a degree in Italian literature, European literary cultures and linguistics. In 2018, she founded the art group “Le braccianti di euripide ”, embracing poetry, photography and illustration. Together with the collective, she organizes live events and shows. In 2021 she was among the finalists for the poetry competition “Paesi in Versi”, organized in Bologna by the non-profit organization Hayat in collaboration with La Macchina Sognante. She is among the founders of Oniricall (www.oniricall.org), an art project aimed at cultural and social innovation sponsored by the City of Brindisi. She currently collaborates with several publishers both as illustrator and editor.
In these works, both Enrica Luceri and I, Francesca Brà, have tried to explore our subconscious mind and experiencing a free and unpremeditated approach. We let figures and forms emerge from the surreal atmosphere in which they are immersed allowing them to still retain that flavor, as though they belonged to another world of the imagination.
Symbols, hands, faces, bodies, animals and spirit guides: they are the protagonists of this dreamlike journey crossing though the world of humans, deep into the hidden recesses of the mind, and then rising to the surface of the skin.