A MORPHOLOGIC JOURNEY (ON THE BOARDERS OF OUR BODIES)
VESSEL Contemporary Art Karst, Plymouth, UK September 2011 Photo: Dom Moore
Inspired by the journey of Ulysses under the aspect of his encounters with the variety of women. Splintering encounters with archetypes of Circe, Calypso, Nausicaa and Penelope are guideline analogies of behavioral patterns of people on the run, men and women in search to forget, longing for union and something that may finally last.
Episode III: Nausicaa The man distributes broken glass pieces on the floor. The woman changes dress and approaches the public. She lets them one by one listen to footsteps registered on a mobile phone and hands them a crystal stone. She wets pieces of her dress in water and writes with it the word TRUST on the walls. She covers her face with her hair and approaches the man, who is standing barefoot on the broken glass pieces. She falls rigidly towards the broken glass. The man, blind himself by a blindfold, catches her falling body.
BALADA CORPORAL - Part II: LIQUID BODY, POLITICAL BODY
Deformes Biennale Valparaiso, Chile October 2010 Photo: David von Blohn
The performance series BALADA CORPORAL consists of currently four parts. It speaks about the continuity of becoming, the difficulties of real encounters unleashing the physical boundaries of body surface, and transformation through concrete communication- physical, psychological, verbal and non-verbal. The visitors gather with the performers to re-awaken what is constitutional to all humans: the expressive power of body and language. These keynotes help to overcome the actual frozen state of being- not as a matter of nostalgia, but rather to ingrain pure poetry into life by re-evaluating the necessity of honest and sincere human interchange.
PART II : LIQUID BODY - POLITICAL BODY In Memory of Vinicio Pagnes • Liquid is the state in which matter maintains a fix volume but adapts to the shape of the container.
Two tables are set in a room. Sheets of the score of Mozart’s ‘Lacrimosa’, the unfinished part of ‘Requiem’, cover the floor in a circle. The walls are filled with writings: laments of contemporary people. Parts of a man’s suit are hanging from the ceiling. The man takes off his jacket and completes the suit with it. The woman pulls the suit up under the ceiling. The man sits on a chair. A nurse takes off blood from his veins and pours it into 7 empty crystal wine glasses. The woman sits at another table. The ‘Lacrimosa’ sounds from her chest. She covers herself with the tablecloth and moves her torso forwards and backwards. The man offers his blood in the glasses to the public. The woman washes off the laments from the wall with water. The man shaves and covers his entire body with white paint. The woman wraps herself in a string with candles. She makes the public enlighten the candles. She whirls around herself until all candles are blown out.