The new 2014 video TOUCHLESS wins jury first prize at “A.M.A. Art & Music Around” Festival 2014 in Chiari (Brescia). The jury was directed by Actors Studio honorary member Danny Lemmo from New York.
In the video I thought of telling the sense of touch, but with his absence or with its contemporary surrogate: the scarcity of physical contact due to hypertrophic growth of virtual liaisons in social networks, the culture of the avatar, the chaos of magmatic and stratified information and communication between individuals. Thus the scarcity of physical contact that leads to the recognition of the “other” results in a technology that is detached from the body and turns it into cold and solipsistic avatar. In a world where we are almost afraid of physical contact we use the screens of our smartphones and tablets to access the relationship. Is the touch screen the membrane that filters a world that frightens us?
link to video: https://vimeo.com/91249522
SELECTED FOR THE WATERMILL CENTER SUMMER PROGRAM WITH BOB WILSON
I’m pleased to announce that I’m among the 60 artists selected to participate in the 2014 International Watermill Center Summer Program, directed by Robert Wilson. From 14 July to 16 August I will be in New York to study and learn.
Watermill is a laboratory for performance founded by Robert Wilson as a unique environment for artists from around the world to explore new ideas. Watermill draws inspiration from all of the arts and cultures as well as from the social, human, and natural sciences.
May 30 - June 1
The video WHITE SUGAR was included in the Directors Lounge Selection at the “Contemporary Art Ruhr” (Media Art Fair) in Essen. The Media Art Fair will be held from May 30 to June 1, 2014 at the Zollverein World Heritage in Hessen, Germany.
June 5 - June 15
The videoperformance FIVE ACTIONS WITH RED GLOVES has been selected for the videoperformance art section of “Rapid Pulse International Performance Art Festival”. The Festival, one of the biggest related to performance and live art, will happen in Chicago from June 5 to June 15, 2014.
June 28 - July 27
From June 28 to July 27 I will be exhibiting my videos at CIRCLE 1 Gallery in Berlin, along with artists Michal Helfman & Olaf Kühnemann. The exhibition is curated by Doreet LeVitte Harten.
July 3 - July 5
My videos WHITE NOISE and WHITE SUGAR have been selected for Festival Miden 2014. The Festival will be held from July 3 to July 5, 2014 in Kalamata, Greece.
August 25 - October 5
WHITE SUGAR has been selected for FILE 2014 - Electronic Language International Festival. The exhibition will be held from August 25 to October 05, 2014, and it will take place at FIESP Cultural Center - Ruth Cardoso, located at Paulista Avenue, 1313, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
MOTHER - RYTHM PROJECT
The website of my new project MOTHER-RYTHM (performance, art relics and videos) is now on-line. MOTHER-RYTHM is a journey of reconciliation with my mother figure. The whole project, made of videos, prints, performances and artifacts, will be presented in Rome at Mondrian Suite Contemporaryartspace from June 27 to June 30.
The exhibition will be curated by Lori Adragna.