ENDANGERED SPECIES
Performance of the duration of 6 hours.

Frassinagiodiciotto, Bologna, IT

In occasion of ArteFattaPezzi - Arte Fiera Off. Curated by Barbara Schweitzer and Roberta Venturi

January 2008

 

Video and stills by Claudia Riva

 

Endangered Species: Instability. Immobility. The man, covered by pearls and glass powder, lies on a bed made of 300 glasses. The woman shifts the empty glasses on which the body is not lying, and removes pearls with her mouth from the man's skin surface. Each empty glass is filled with one pearl. The stiff body raises up from the glasses. His back is covered with the marks of the glasses. The remaining glasses outline his body's shape on the floor. He blows gold leaves on the woman. They rest in an embrace.

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