SUITEnovus
 
Continuous performance in a hotel suite for one person at a time
Durational, in turns of 10 minutes each

 

Held at

Artur-o Il Must, Grand Hotel Minerva, Florence, IT (2009). Curated by Heinrich Nicolaus

TINA B., Mandarin Oriental, Prague, CZ (2010). Curated by Monika Burian

 

Images of the installation by VestAndPage

– For privacy reasons no photographs or video of the actual performance exists –

 

SUITEnovus is a performance for one person at a time in a hotel suite. Invited by the woman, the guest enters the room and finds the bed covered in light. Voices speak in three languages  about atrocities and list the names of angels. The woman hands the guest a pair of life-sized wings, and invites her or him  to take some time to stay on the bed with the wings, while she reads a book about angels in another corner of the room. The guest is then guided by the woman into the bathroom, where the man, dressed in a tuxedo, lies in the bathtub filled with water. The man asks the guest her or his date of birth. On the basin are metal cards with dates and the names of the angels. The man reads the name of the angel to the guest. The guest leaves.

 

"But a storm is blowing in from Paradise; it has got caught in his wings with such violence that the angel can no longer close them." ~ Walter Benjamin

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