Vincenzo Fiore Marrese

Stories

A selection of stories. The order is chronological. Every story is related to one artwork. Some stories are under the umbrella of an upper story (Umbrella story). Scroll down or check the page index.

Aesthetic regulations artwork launch within the frame of “krude ohne bude. Eine Abschiedsausstellung”, Projektwohnung „krudebude“, Leipzig, Germany

Story Leipzig, Germany 10th of November - 9th of December 2022

The project space "krudebude" has to leave its current venue. I worked with this space in the past with my piece "Strike". Hence, "krudebude" invited me to be part of the farewell exhibition. For this exhibition, I launched a new artwork, "Aesthetic regulations". It is an installation made of three objects, coming as a development of the environment designed for my piece "Reorder power structures". I used the same police barricade tape plus new material, some slices of wood.

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Artist residency program at Liebig12 Liebig12, Berlin, Germany

Umbrella story Berlin, Germany 16th of May - 1st of June 2022

I was in an artistic residency in Liebig12 in Berlin for two weeks. I curated two art weekends open to the audience. I invited the artist Tetiana Kornieieva to be part of the residency. We worked together for the entire period and lived in the residency. Then I asked for the collaboration of the artist Sophia Moffa, that worked with us remotely from the UK during the first week. During the first part of the residency period, we presented the festival 'preserve memories - provide energy' second edition, with artwork and performances by Tetiana, Sophia and me. During the second part of the residency, we presented three days of performances by Tetiana and me as art-duo inside the frame of the Performing Arts Festival Berlin.

Achilles and Tortoise re-enactment with variations Kornieieva-Marrese duo PAF Performing Arts Festival Berlin, Liebig12, Berlin, Germany

Story Berlin, Germany 26th, 27th, 28th of May 2022

In the frame of the Performing Arts Festival Berlin, we presented the performance "Achilles and Tortoise". We work as an artistic duo called Kornieieva-Marrese. The artists are Tetiana Kornieieva and me. According to the requirement of the festival, our work was a re-enactment. The première was in Serbia. This re-enactment contains some variations. Tetiana comes from Kyiv, and the re-enactment happens during the Ukrainian-russian war. We entangled the performance theme with her situation and the global issue. During the first show of three, something unexpected happened. Tetiana brought her dog from Kyiv. Watching us performing, the dog starts to bark. She barked for several minutes, interacting, in a sense, with the performance. Indeed, the dog was related to the war and the personal experience of Tetiana. So, in the end, I gently lead the dog onto the stage, closing the performance.

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Festival “preserve memories - provide energy” - second edition Liebig12, Berlin, Germany

Umbrella story Berlin, Germany 20th-22nd of May 2022

At Liebig12 in Berlin, we presented the second edition of our art festival, "preserve memories - provide energy". Tetiana Kornieieva, Sophia Moffa and I realized the festival, curating all the aspects and developing artwork. Tetiana and I worked in the venue in Berlin, while Sophia helped us remotely from the UK. Tetiana realized the official poster and the graphic design related to the event. Sophia sent us her artwork from the UK, very fragile dry leaves and a video. Tetiana comes from Kyiv, so due to the Ukrainian-russia war, she focuses her artwork on this topic. From my side, I presented a work called "Reorder power structures", split into three chapters over three days.

Reorder power structures - chapter three première in three chapters Festival “preserve memories - provide energy”, Liebig12, Berlin, Germany

Story Berlin, Germany 22nd of May 2022

For the closing of the "preserve memories - provide energy" festival, I presented the last chapter, the third, of my work "Reorder power structures". As in the previous two chapters, the action happened inside an art installation built with police barricade tapes, objects, a sports bag, a flower and birds' x-rays. I worked with electronic sounds generated by the movement of my body and music composed by me. I read a marketing book, and instead of turning the pages, I tore them out after reading them.

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Reorder power structures - chapter two première in three chapters Festival “preserve memories - provide energy”, Liebig12, Berlin, Germany

Story Berlin, Germany 21st of May 2022

At Liebig12 in Berlin, inside the frame of "preserve memories - provide energy", I developed the second chapter of "Reorder power structures" on the second day by acting again within the art installation. I used sounds generated live and music composed by me. Likewise, I showed the birds' x-rays. I brought with me a sports bag full of police barricade tape.

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Reorder power structures - chapter one première in three chapters Festival “preserve memories - provide energy”, Liebig12, Berlin, Germany

Story Berlin, Germany 20th of May 2022

In the frame of "preserve memories - provide energy", I presented a work split into three chapters over three days. I set up an installation artwork in the room close to the entrance as an environment where the artwork happened. I mainly built the installation with several metres of police barricade tape. Furthermore, I use some birds' x-rays as part of the work. Consequently, I involved a radiologist, doctor Luca Grassi. He sent me a recorded message about x-rays via chat that became part of the work.

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About age-based targeting première, re-enactments, re-enactments with variations PAB Performance Art Bergen Open, Hotel Villa Terminus, Bergen, Norway

Story Bergen, Norway 3rd of April 2022

I arrived in Norway in April to present my artwork "About age-based targeting". It happened in the frame of Performance Art Bergen. Every artist received a hotel room to sleep in and to create the work inside the same room. In Oslo, at the airport, I bought a book, a bestseller on TikTok, that fit my theme. I used it inside the action. In the room, I created an environment with police barricade tape. It was the first time I used it.

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To make landfall I première Latitudes Hybridas, Festival Internacional de Performance Art de Santa Cruz de la Sierra, curated by Hector Canonge, filmed in Kattegat and Berlin city, Berlin, digital commission, Performance Art Bolivia, PABA y ARTerial Performance Art APLAB, Centro Boliviano Americano, CBA, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia

Story Santa Cruz, Bolivia 21st of January 2022

"To make landfall I" is the first part of this artwork. I called it a point-of-view performance. It implies a kind of video performance and a computer desktop-based performance. Everything happens from the first-person point-of-view of the performer, with the absence of the artist' body in a timeless experience. For art insiders, it is a way to pose questions about the presence of the artist's body and the relevance of the here and now in performance art. For the general audience, it is a way to experience an artwork that could remind cinematography and unveil a creative use of tools that some people use in their everyday life through the computer desktop. I use the format of the voyage, an intense journey. During this journey, the artwork unveils the global issues behind the everyday life issues with creativeness. Likewise, I keep in mind the importance and the seriousness of the subjects, considering life issues from the art point of view. "To make landfall I" is the preamble of a voyage. What affects a voyage? The weather. I love to imagine artists as "tempestarii", people able to unleash storms according to medieval records. I love to imagine creativeness like thunders and hail. According to these records, other people are close to "tempestarii"[1]. These people come from "Magonia", with ships that reach clouds[2]. To start a voyage, I need an observation tower first to see the landscape from a high point of view. A cloud could be the best option. So, like the people of "Magonia", I reached a cloud, called "Wolkenhain". It means "cloud grove", and it is in Berlin in the district of Marzahn-Hellersdorf. From Wolkenhain, I reached a street called Lubmniner, in around 20 minutes by walk. It is roughly the distance between the stop Lubmin Werkbahnhof and the Nord Stream 2 landfall in Lubmin[3], a municipality in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany[4]. Part of the performance happens: in Kattegat, the desktop of my computer, and the Internet. Kattegat is my art studio in Berlin. I use software like word processors and email clients in a performative way. I use the Internet in the same way. Likewise, the Internet is the venue of the premiere of this performance.

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I (don't) know the spell première Performance November - Kyiv International performance art days, curated by Tetiana Kornieieva, studio 312, filmed in Kattegat and Berlin city, Berlin, digital commission, AKT, Art-Zavod Platforma, Kyiv, Ukraine

Story Kyiv, Ukraine 21st of November 2021

I presented "I (don't) know the spell" during the "Performance November - Kyiv international performance art days", curated by Tetiana Kornieieva in AKT, Art Zavod Platforma, in Kyiv, Ukraine. It was a digital commission. The artwork appeared on a temporary Instagram account, deleted for purpose after a few hours when the festival closed. It happened on the 21st of November 2021. I recorded the video in Berlin, part in my studio, part outside on the street and in a forest. The curator projected the artwork at AKT, scheduled in the context of the festival.

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Achilles and Tortoise re-enactment Kornieieva-Marrese duo IMAF International Multimedial Art Festival, abandoned Motel “Sumice”, Odžaci, Voivodina, West Bačka District, Serbia

Story Odžaci, Serbia 5th of September 2021

In the abandoned Motel "Sumice" in Odžaci, Serbia, we presented the first re-enactment of our piece "Achilles and Tortoise" after the première in Novi Sad the day before. We are an artistic duo called Kornieieva-Marrese, composed of Tetiana Kornieieva and me. Compared to the première venue, a gallery in Novi Sad, the space in the Motel was quite huge. That was relevant since we moved into the room simultaneously, very fast and slowly, trying to avoid touching each other. The dust covered the floor. Tetiana drew a question on the dust at the end of the piece.

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Achilles and Tortoise première Kornieieva-Marrese duo IMAF International Multimedial Art Festival, Gallery SULUV, Novi Sad, Serbia

Story Novi Sad, Serbia 4th of September 2021

The artistic duo Kornieieva-Marrese, composed of Tetiana Kornieieva and me, presented for the first time to the public the artwork "Achilles and Tortoise" in Novi Sad. We developed the piece in Berlin and then showed it in Serbia. We worked in the Gallery SULUV, a white cube that fitted our necessity for the première. The space was big enough. The white walls helped us to project two videos part of the piece. The gallery has a big window on a busy street. So it was possible to attract the attention of the public from outside. The floor of the gallery let us work with bare feet. The loud sound of my steps while running in the space was energetic.

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Festival “preserve memories - provide energy” - first edition Museum Kesselhaus Herzberge, Berlin, Germany

Umbrella story Berlin, Germany 10th-14th of July 2021

In 2018, I met the artist Tetiana Kornieieva in Riga, Latvia. We were both parts of the same international art festival. In 2019, I met the artist Sophia Moffa in Dhaka, Bangladesh. We were both parts of the same art biennial. In 2021, I invited both of them to Berlin, Germany. We worked together on a collaborative project. It was the festival "preserve memories - provide energy", first edition. From three different cities, Kyiv, Birmingham and Berlin, we worked together during the first phase with online collaboration tools. That happened before the first wave of the pandemic popularized these kinds of workflow. Then we met in Berlin. We realized a five-day festival in a former power plant.

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Der Weg der Kohle première festival “preserve memories - provide energy”, Museum Kesselhaus Herzberge, Berlin, Germany

Story Berlin, Germany 10th of July 2021

In the frame of "preserve memories - provide energy", I realized an art installation in a former boiler room. I made the installation with a very long strip of paper with some sentences drawn. The sentences were about the connection between the museums of contemporary arts and former power plants as art centres. I used a big redwood frame, a fourth wall that I destroyed at the end of the action with a jigsaw.

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post performance re-enactment with variations APAFBA – AUSTRAL Performance Art Festival Buenos Aires, AUSTRAL desde lo VIRTUAL, organized and under the curatorial direction of Hector Canonge in collaboration with local institutions and organizations in Buenos Aires, filmed in Kattegat, Arterial Performance Lab, Centro Cultural Paco Urondo, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras - UBA, Umbral espacio de arte, Zona Imaginaria, filmed in Kattegat, Berlin, digital commission, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Story Buenos Aires, Argentina 25th of June 2021

During the pandemic, several art festivals moved online due to safety restrictions. I had a digital commission for a festival in Buenos Aires. My piece happened from Berlin in live streaming. It was a re-enactment of "post performance", a work that I presented for the first time in the frame of the Performing Arts Festival Berlin. The camera that shot the live streaming was the one on my laptop. So I moved the computer up and down while shooting as part of the action.

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post performance première PAF Performing Arts Festival Berlin, filmed in Kattegat, Berlin, digital commission, Berlin, Germany

Story Berlin, Germany 29th of May 2021

In 2021, I participated in the Berlin Performing Arts Festival with an artwork called "post performance". The piece was online due to the safety restriction of the pandemic. I used a temporary Instagram account that I deleted after the end of the performance.

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Cordone première artistic collaboration with Live Art Lab: Tetiana Kornieieva and Anton Romanov Institute of Automation, Nahirna 22, studio 312, Kyiv, Ukraine

Story Kyiv, Ukraine 8th of May 2021

I went to Kyiv at the Institute of Automation, where the artist Tetiana Kornieieva has her art studio. At that time, due to the pandemic, in Germany it was not easy to have live audience performances. In Kyiv, it was possible. So after a long time, I was again face-to-face with the audience. We developed the piece in Tetiana's studio with her and the artist Anton Romanov. We did a workshop together developing some intuitions about our different languages, and then we had the première.

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It's time première artistic collaboration with Dagmar I. Glausnitzer-Smith IMAF International Multimedial Art Festival, filmed in Kattegat, Berlin, digital commission, Novi Sad, Serbia

Story Novi Sad, Serbia 4th of September 2020

The artist Dagmar I. Glausnitzer-Smith comes from Braunschweig to Berlin to work together on a collaborative piece. The piece was a digital commission, not live due to the pandemic restrictions. We presented it in the frame of a Serbian festival of art. Trying to merge our different approaches to art, we made an artistic collision during one long day of working from the morning to the evening.

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I don’t think you realise what I’m talking about computer-based art Bio-Net-Work online based art project, project director Shubho O Saha, curator Sanjid Mahmud, assistant curators Mahmuda Siddika and Afsana Hasan Shejuty, digital commission, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Story Dhaka, Bangladesh 6th of May 2020

After I participated in the Dhaka Live Art Biennale in Bangladesh in 2019, I was invited in 2020 to participate in a new project called "Bio-Net-Work". The art collective Back ART Foundation organized the biennial in 2019 and "Bio-Net-Work" a year later. "Bio-Net-Work," asked for a digital commission. I designed the artwork like a non-ordinary web application using internet technologies.

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Community Standards première Moving Bodies, Festival online_Blu Notte, Teatro Espace, filmed in Kattegat, Berlin, digital commission, Turin, Italy

Story Turin, Italy 6th of May 2020

I presented "Community Standards" during the "Moving Bodies Festival online_Blu Notte", organised by Teatro Espace, Turin, Italy. It was an online-based project cause for the sanitary emergency. The artwork appeared on the Facebook Page of the Teatro Espace, and the Moving Bodies Festival on the 6th of May 2020. The media of the artwork is the video, although the idea is to work on the Facebook media itself. The question was, how can I use Facebook to provide and artwork that should appear as a live-action. I did not want to make a simple recording of an action. So, I created a tension between the media itself and a reflection of its rules. To improve this tension, I shot a video. This video could be engaging, broadly, for the Facebook audience. It is not so long, and it is base on movements, and so on. Then I included a part of the text by "Violence and Criminal Behavior". It is a section of Facebook's "Community Standards" rule. This text becomes, physically, part of my environment. It is a sort of materialisation of these rules in a real space. A space that became virtual, cause for the recording and the distribution on Facebook.

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People also ask première How long is forever #13, featuring Saddiq Abubakar, Künstler, Künstlerin, Poropati, Berlin, Germany

Story Berlin, Germany 19th of February 2020

I presented "People also ask" during "How long is forever #13 featuring Saddiq Abubakar", organised by Künstler, Künstlerin at Poropati, Berlin. It was on the 19th of February 2020. During these events, I experienced poetry readings. So, I decided to put out of the context the idea of the reading. During my action, I read, instead of a poem, a patent. It was the United States Patent related to the "people also ask", a function of Google search engine. This reading was part of the action that was video-, speech-, and audio-based.

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Body’s Law re-enactment with variations, performed three times PAB Performance Art Bergen Open, Grand Hotel Terminus, Bergen, Norway

Story Bergen, Norway 6th of October 2019

I presented "Body's Law" at Grand Hotel Terminus, Bergen, Norway. It was on the 5th and the 6th of October 2019. I experienced an inspiring venue cause was a Hotel in working condition, not a former one. Part of the audience was the hotel's clients, and the action happened in a room of the hotel. I had the opportunity to present the action five times, for two days. That permitted me a proper developing of the work on the field. I worked in several different venues, but, often former space not in working condition. The room was small. For that reason was challenging compared to outdoor spaces, for example, the one in Dhaka where I was before. Anyway, I was able to adapt me at space and to discover new opportunities. One of the most interesting was the possibilities to work with smart tv. So, I started to interact with this device, establishing the fundament for new works.

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Strike re-enactment with variations IMAF International Multimedial Art Festival, Gallery SULUV, Novi Sad, Serbia

Story Novi Sad, Serbia 7th of September 2019

I presented "Strike" at Galerija SULUV, Novi Sad, Serbia. It was on the 7th of September 2019. The gallery was a white cube, with a big window on the street. The street was quite busy. There was an exchange with the audience of the gallery and people coming outside. The audience was sitting on the sides, and the central area was empty and tall, a perfect place to play with the drone. Because the piece was participatory, the relationship between the children and the local audience, played an important role.

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Body’s Law re-enactment with variations Moving Bodies - Butoh & Live Art Festival, Roseness 1959-2019, Teatro Espace, Turin, Italy

Story Turin, Italy 4th of July 2019

I presented "Body's Law" at Teatro Espace, Torino, Italy. It was on the 4th of July 2019. Theatre is an appropriate venue to show this work. The audience used to listen carefully. The piece works well in a black-box theatre, and sound, and lighting are simple but effective. I'm interested in any venue. But these places are oases. I mean, are useful to go more in the deep with the developing of the work. On the opposite side, sometimes you could appear out of context, for example, from the technical side. Let's take the idea to use a unique source of light. It was the same light for the entire duration of the piece. It could appear as a limit in this type of venue. In this venue you have and a lot of possibilities to use light and colours. And my choices are minimal. The narrative structure of the piece is another issue. It is related to a structure, times and sequences. Sometimes the audience is doubtful about the duration of the piece. Why is it short? Why don't you use a narrative structure? That is, of course, the peculiarity of the works itself. But also point of views to develop new works.

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Strike première Spieltrieb, Projektwohnung „krudebude", Leipzig, Germany

Story Leipzig, Germany 22nd of June 2019

I presented "Strike" at Projektwohnung »krudebude«, Leipzig, Germany. It was on the 22nd of June 2019. The project space was small but with several rooms. The child could move the drone in two different rooms. Initially, I was searching for the collaboration of a younger child. It was not simple to find a younger one. To play with the drone, you must have a certain age. A flight object could be dangerous, a game also.

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Suspended Sentence première Vital Signs, curated by Pia Cruzalegui, Parco della Nave – Fattoria della Nave, Cicogna, Terranuova Bracciolini, Arezzo, Italy

Story Arezzo, Italy 15th of June 2019

I presented "Suspended Sentence" at Parco della Nave, Cicogna, Italy. It was on the 15th of June 2019. Parco della Nave is a historical botanical garden. The garden contains several plants and a big sequoia tree. I choose the area around the sequoia tree, in front of a lake. The action happened during the night. I used the lights to modify the aspect of the tree, projecting colours on its bark. The lights changed colour according to the sound. I did not want to modify the visual environment because I wanted to preserve a contrast between the sound and the garden. Anyway, modifying the tree's bark colour was a subtle modification. It was a sort of bridge between these two different experiences. First, the visual experience that comes from the garden. Then the sound experience that comes from the audio recording that I took in Bangladesh. After the action, I slept during the night with my tent close to the sequoia tree, recording some night sounds. The aim was to add this new sounds to other works, as Bangladesh's sounds come from previous artistic experiences.

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Body’s Law re-enactment with variations, performed three times Festival Žižkovská Noc, theatre and literature section, curated by Petr Dlouhý, Cross Attic – place for interdisciplinary experiments in performing arts, Prague, Czech Republic

Story Prague, Czech Republic 23rd of March 2019

I presented "Body's Law" at Cross Attic, Prague, Czech Republic. It was the 23rd of March 2019. As suggested the name, the place is under the roof of a building. The structure and the material, wood, were fascinating. At the same time could be not simple to manage for a work based on large body movements. The roof is sloped, so you have to manage also the height of the space. The wooden beams offer opportunities to create actions. It looks like you are in a box, and this was so interesting cause the concept of the work is related to the jails. The audience was particularly interested in the topic of veterans. This topic is part of the work cause is related to some phrases that I used. The same has happened in Serbia. During the evening presented the piece three times, one time after the other. It is always useful to present the piece more than one time in the same venue. It offers me the opportunity to create a process. I used a synthetic voice to introduce the concept. It works, but it creates a border. I mean between me and the audience. This border generally does not exist, because I used to introduce the work by myself.

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Body’s Law re-enactment with variations D’Lab | Dhaka Live Art Biennale, Charukola Institute – FFA Faculty of Fine Arts University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Story Dhaka, Bangladesh 2nd of February 2019

In 2019, I presented for the first time my work in Asia. I have been in Dhaka, Bangladesh, to be part of the Dhaka Live Art Biennale. I showed an artistic action in the Charukola Institute – FFA Faculty of Fine Arts. I was in the university garden and worked with the raising soil dust created by my movements.

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Pull it Down (Put it Down) première Wärmflasche, curated by Antonín Brinda, Soulkostel, Vernéřovice, Náchod, Hradec Králové, Czech Republic

Story Vernéřovice, Czech Republic 15th of December 2018

I presented "Put it down" at Soulkostel, Vernéřovice, Czech Republic. It was on the 15th of December 2018. Soulkostel was a former church inside a forest, on two floors. A good lighting and sound system equipped the space. I had this deep blue light. The lights were a metaphor of the police lights. I integrated my work with some objects found in the church. I used a couple of large wooden candle holders and some microphone's stands to create an action with the cables. The candle holders were useful as pillars, in a sense, for their sacral function and as support for light and fire. I wrapped the cables around the candle holders. Then the microphone's stands become the understructure to build a net of cables that helped me producing the sounds. So, in a sense, the microphone's stands support sound sources, not from the voice, but the movements of the body. I also used the microphone to explore the sound of the wooden floor, according to my action.

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Body’s Law re-enactment with variations Carbonarium - International Performance Art Festival in Kyiv, Art residence Carbon, Kyiv, Ukraine

Story Kyiv, Ukraine 8th of July 2018

I came to Kyiv in Ukraine to present Body’s Law in Art Residence Carbon in occasion of “Carbonarium - International Performance Art Festival in Kyiv”. As I noted in my previous performance in Minsk, I needed to implement some visual aspects of my action. I had this audio cables that wrapped my body, but the cables were black as my dress, so I decided to paint the cables in a white colour. I had some white paper sheets with words in black, but it looked like that the contrast of the words with the background is not sufficient, so I decided to use some yellow paper sheets. As in Minsk, I continued to develop the attention on the light, and then, I decided to use other different light sources like an RGB PAR placed on the floor that changed colour in connection with sound. The stage was the deeper dark venue that I had to try before. I made some reflection about the use of paper sheets thinking about the use of a video projector as an alternative.

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Body’s Law re-enactment with variations Performensk - international festival of performative art in Belarus, CCK - Cultural Center Korpus, Minsk, Belarus

Story Minsk, Belarus 1st of July 2018

I presented Body’s Law in the Korpus Cultur Center at Minsk in Belarus, in occasion of “Performensk - international festival of performative art in Belarus”. Two days before, in the same cultural centre, I had the occasion to present the topic of the performance during a PechaKucha 20x20. I performed taking special attention on the light, two artificial light sources with a blue tone. The same light condition that I had a test during the shoot of the video teaser.

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Body’s Law première Rīga Performance Festival: Starptelpa, KKc - Kaņepes Kultūras centrs, Riga, Latvia

Story Riga, Latvia 14th of June 2018

After the test at the Battersea Arts Centre in London, I presented my performance at Kaņepes Kultūras Centrs in Rīga, Latvia, for the “Riga Performance Festival: Starptelpa”. Now the performance was in a new sharp stage of development. It was more focused on one action performance, than on a series of actions performed as in the earlier stage. During this occasion, I have definitively moved away from the idea of choreography in connection with body movements, and I tried to keep on the stage my natural body’s language.

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Body’s Law sneak preview Freshly Scratched, Battersea Arts Centre, London, England, United Kingdom

Story London, United Kingdom 2nd of May 2018

In the early stage of development, I tested my brand new performance, “Body’s Law”, on a “Freshly Scratched” night at the Battersea Arts Centre in London. It was the first opportunity to present the performance to the audience although it was not in the definitive version. In the spirit of the “freshly scratched” night, I assumed the risk to present the performance at this stage of development, something that normally artists do only with peers. It was a very interesting experience also because the audience seemed to be prepared to attend to a type of live art quite different from mine. So, the features that appeared negative to the audience, are, in positive, the features that for me define a piece of performance art: it is not for entertainment (it is not made for show business), it is not narrative (otherwise it would be theatre) nor choreographic (otherwise it would be dance). In any case, at the end of this experience, I went over to another stage of development and my performance took on a new form.

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Across the Body re-enactment with variations XFORMEET.IT 2017 – Performers meeting Italia – Incontro nazionale autogestito della Performance italiana, curated by Collettivo Superazione, Biblioteca Civica Agorà, Lucca, Italy

Story Lucca, Italy 9th of December 2017

During this re-enactment of my work "Across the Body", I had the opportunity to make some meaningful variations. I interacted with objects from the venue. There were some crystal tables, and I used the transparent surfaces as a bridge to walk in, supported by the light design.

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Across the Body re-enactment with variations PAB Performance Art Bergen Open, artistic director Rita Marhaug, Vaskerelven 8 – former location of the Bergen Academy of Art and Design, Bergen, Norway

Story Bergen, Norway 7th of October 2017

I re-enacted my work "Across the Body" in the former location of the Bergen Academy of Art and Design in Norway. There was an intense natural light in the room. I used my saliva to interact with the drawing signs. Meanwhile, I removed the paper from the floor, modifying the surface shape.

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Across the Body re-enactment with variations On Stage Teatro, Officina Giovani - Cantieri Culturali – former slaughterhouse – former refrigerating rooms, Prato, Italy

Story Prato, Italy 5th of April 2017

In the former refrigerating rooms of the former slaughterhouse in Prato, I had the opportunity to re-enact "Across the Body" in an unconventional black-box-style venue. During the piece, I dig deep with the dust of charcoal. The massive use of the dust let me create a negative shape of the disappeared artwork at the end of the piece.

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Across the Body re-enactment with variations La Polveriera - Spazio Comune – former convent of Sant’Apollonia – cloister, Firenze, Italy

Story Firenze, Italy 12th of March 2017

I had the opportunity to re-enact my work "Across the Body" in the cloister of the former convent of Sant'apollonia through "La Polveriera" in Florence, Italy. The floor of the convent was intriguing for its cross shape that interacted with my paper sheet. The place is historically meaningful but, at the same time, has an active role in the present.

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Across the Body re-enactment with variations Kesselhaus of Marzahn, Berlin, Germany

Story Berlin, Germany 23rd of July 2016

In Berlin, during an art event, I re-enacted my work "Across the Body". It happened in a former boiler room in the locality of Marzahn. Some people planned to create an art centre, but everything was ongoing. A glass window has fallen from the ceiling, apparently. So all the glass fragments were removed with care from the floor before the event.

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Across the Body re-enactment with variations Dritto al Cuore Festival, curated by Jacopo Belli and Elena Vannucci, Luigi Tronci Foundation, Pistoia, Italy

Story Pistoia, Italy 9th of July 2016

I had the opportunity to re-enact my work "Across the Body" for the first time at the Luigi Tronci Foundation. It was in the frame of a festival curated by Jacopo Belli and Elena Vannucci. The foundation is devoted to the preservation of musical instruments. Since my piece involved, for the first time, music composed by me, it was the perfect place to show it.

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Across the Body première Discordanze Festival, curated by Luigi Guarnieri, Villa Montalvo – former orangerie, Campi Bisenzio, Firenze, Italy

Story Campi Bisenzio, Italy 11th of March 2016

This work was pivotal in my artistic research. The first time I showed it was in the frame of a festival curated by Luigi Guarnieri, with the support of Officine C.R.O.M.A, an art collective, and Teatro Anatomico. Teatro Anatomico is an art association that presented my work, thanks to the professionality of Linda Salvadori, art historian. During the piece, I used some tarot cards. In the end, I realized that I couldn't find one. It was the world card, the achievements. So I thought: I will locate it again when I achieve my whole artistic vision.

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  • Aesthetic regulations, artwork launch, within the frame of “krude ohne bude. Eine Abschiedsausstellung”, Projektwohnung „krudebude“, Leipzig, Germany
  • Artist residency program at Liebig12, Liebig12, Berlin, Germany
  • Achilles and Tortoise, re-enactment with variations, Kornieieva-Marrese duo, PAF Performing Arts Festival Berlin, Liebig12, Berlin, Germany
  • Festival “preserve memories - provide energy” - second edition, Liebig12, Berlin, Germany
  • Reorder power structures - chapter three, première in three chapters, Festival “preserve memories - provide energy”, Liebig12, Berlin, Germany
  • Reorder power structures - chapter two, première in three chapters, Festival “preserve memories - provide energy”, Liebig12, Berlin, Germany
  • Reorder power structures - chapter one, première in three chapters, Festival “preserve memories - provide energy”, Liebig12, Berlin, Germany
  • About age-based targeting, première, re-enactments, re-enactments with variations, PAB Performance Art Bergen Open, Hotel Villa Terminus, Bergen, Norway
  • To make landfall I, première, Latitudes Hybridas, Festival Internacional de Performance Art de Santa Cruz de la Sierra, curated by Hector Canonge, filmed in Kattegat and Berlin city, Berlin, digital commission, Performance Art Bolivia, PABA y ARTerial Performance Art APLAB, Centro Boliviano Americano, CBA, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
  • I (don't) know the spell, première, Performance November - Kyiv International performance art days, curated by Tetiana Kornieieva, studio 312, filmed in Kattegat and Berlin city, Berlin, digital commission, AKT, Art-Zavod Platforma, Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Achilles and Tortoise, re-enactment, Kornieieva-Marrese duo, IMAF International Multimedial Art Festival, abandoned Motel “Sumice”, Odžaci, Voivodina, West Bačka District, Serbia
  • Achilles and Tortoise, première, Kornieieva-Marrese duo, IMAF International Multimedial Art Festival, Gallery SULUV, Novi Sad, Serbia
  • Festival “preserve memories - provide energy” - first edition, Museum Kesselhaus Herzberge
  • Der Weg der Kohle, première, festival “preserve memories - provide energy”, Museum Kesselhaus Herzberge, Berlin, Germany
  • post performance, re-enactment with variations, APAFBA – AUSTRAL Performance Art Festival Buenos Aires, AUSTRAL desde lo VIRTUAL, organized and under the curatorial direction of Hector Canonge in collaboration with local institutions and organizations in Buenos Aires, filmed in Kattegat, Arterial Performance Lab, Centro Cultural Paco Urondo, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras - UBA, Umbral espacio de arte, Zona Imaginaria, filmed in Kattegat, Berlin, digital commission, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • post performance, première, PAF Performing Arts Festival Berlin, filmed in Kattegat, Berlin, digital commission, Berlin, Germany
  • Cordone, première, artistic collaboration with Live Art Lab: Tetiana Kornieieva and Anton Romanov, Institute of Automation, Nahirna 22, studio 312, Kyiv, Ukraine
  • It's time, première, artistic collaboration with Dagmar I. Glausnitzer-Smith, IMAF International Multimedial Art Festival, filmed in Kattegat, Berlin, digital commission, Novi Sad, Serbia
  • I don’t think you realise what I’m talking about, computer-based art, Bio-Net-Work online based art project, project director Shubho O Saha, curator Sanjid Mahmud, assistant curators Mahmuda Siddika and Afsana Hasan Shejuty, digital commission, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Community Standards, première, Moving Bodies, Festival online_Blu Notte, Teatro Espace, filmed in Kattegat, Berlin, digital commission, Turin, Italy
  • People also ask, première, How long is forever #13, featuring Saddiq Abubakar, Künstler, Künstlerin, Poropati, Berlin, Germany
  • Body’s Law, re-enactment with variations, performed three times, PAB Performance Art Bergen Open, Grand Hotel Terminus, Bergen, Norway
  • Strike, re-enactment with variations, IMAF International Multimedial Art Festival, Gallery SULUV, Novi Sad, Serbia
  • Body’s Law, re-enactment with variations, Moving Bodies - Butoh & Live Art Festival, Roseness 1959-2019, Teatro Espace, Turin, Italy
  • Strike, première, Spieltrieb, Projektwohnung „krudebude", Leipzig, Germany
  • Suspended Sentence, première, Vital Signs, curated by Pia Cruzalegui, Parco della Nave – Fattoria della Nave, Cicogna, Terranuova Bracciolini, Arezzo, Italy
  • Body’s Law, re-enactment with variations, performed three times, Festival Žižkovská Noc, theatre and literature section, curated by Petr Dlouhý, Cross Attic – place for interdisciplinary experiments in performing arts, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Body’s Law, re-enactment with variations, D’Lab | Dhaka Live Art Biennale, Charukola Institute – FFA Faculty of Fine Arts University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Pull it Down (Put it Down), première, Wärmflasche, curated by Antonín Brinda, Soulkostel, Vernéřovice, Náchod, Hradec Králové, Czech Republic
  • Body’s Law, re-enactment with variations, Carbonarium - International Performance Art Festival in Kyiv, Art residence Carbon, Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Body’s Law, re-enactment with variations, Performensk - international festival of performative art in Belarus, CCK - Cultural Center Korpus, Minsk, Belarus
  • Body’s Law, première, Rīga Performance Festival: Starptelpa, KKc - Kaņepes Kultūras centrs, Riga, Latvia
  • Body’s Law, sneak preview, Freshly Scratched, Battersea Arts Centre, London, England, United Kingdom
  • Across the Body, re-enactment with variations, XFORMEET.IT 2017 – Performers meeting Italia – Incontro nazionale autogestito della Performance italiana, curated by Collettivo Superazione, Biblioteca Civica Agorà, Lucca, Italy
  • Across the Body, re-enactment with variations, PAB Performance Art Bergen Open, artistic director Rita Marhaug, Vaskerelven 8 – former location of the Bergen Academy of Art and Design, Bergen, Norway
  • Across the Body, re-enactment with variations, On Stage Teatro, Officina Giovani - Cantieri Culturali – former slaughterhouse – former refrigerating rooms, Prato, Italy
  • Across the Body, re-enactment with variations, La Polveriera - Spazio Comune – former convent of Sant’Apollonia – cloister, Firenze, Italy
  • Across the Body, re-enactment with variations, Kesselhaus of Marzahn, Berlin, Germany
  • Across the Body, re-enactment with variations, Dritto al Cuore Festival, curated by Jacopo Belli and Elena Vannucci, Luigi Tronci Foundation, Pistoia, Italy
  • Across the Body, première, Discordanze Festival, curated by Luigi Guarnieri, Villa Montalvo – former orangerie, Campi Bisenzio, Firenze, Italy

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