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". These people come from "Magonia", with ships that reach clouds.
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, a municipality in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany.
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.
You can dig deep by reading the theme behind the work. Plus, you can see photos.