Divano Occidentale Orientale
Work with Live Art Denmark
2013 “ivetotellyousomething” at Samtalekøkken
The 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 their own fragility. Video by Christopher Hewitt.
About the Artists
The theater group Divano Occidentale Orientale was founded in January 2010 by Giuseppe L. Bonifati (Italy) and Monserrat Montero Cole (Costa Rica). The artistic project of the group starts from the South of Italy and Costa Rica in the South of the world, and especially from the will to build and produce art through deep research and compare it with different generations. A wide-ranging project that lives inside and outside Italy, in a continuous journey of contamination of its works with the “other”, across national borders.
More info on the group’s website.