Pathosformel (IT/CR)

Pathosformel Works for Live Art Denmark 2013: “T.E.R.R.Y.” at Samtalekøkken T.E.R.R.Y. They presented their performance installation T.E.R.R.Y at Samtalekøkken. This installation, dealing with issues of collaboration and competition between human and non human entities, filled the vast space of Nikolaj Kunsthal. It consisted of sparse blue lights and fragile wooden objects that remind the viewer of miniature football goals. The lights flicker, the goals move around, seemingly by themselves, while a soundtrack of trancy electronics a hushed female voice plays. About the Artists Pathosformel was founded in Venice in 2004 by Daniel Blanga Gubbay and Paola Villani, both students of Giorgio Agamben, and influenced by the study of Aby Warburg […]

Divano Occidentale Orientale (IT/CR)

Divano Occidentale Orientale Work with Live Art Denmark2013 “ivetotellyousomething” at Samtalekøkken ivetotellyousomethingThe performance ivetotellyousomething lasted only for five minutes and took place in the tiny toilet of Nikolaj Kunsthal.  Because it was only accessible for one or two spectators at a time, it was repeated continuously  in a loop for three hours. Audience members are guided into the small, darkened toilet space, where occasional flashes of light and projections of cartoons reveal cheap plastic lamps and Hello Kitty paraphernalia. Kitschy violin music and sentimental Italian pop blare form the speakers as the performers approach each visitor individually, coming close, blindfolding them, touching … An exploration, as the artists declare, of […]