SILENT NOISE - Va-Bene Elikem Fiatsi & John Herman
Duration: 1 hr
12th May 2023, Belval, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
In the framework of the Squatfabrik #1
“In Silence there is eloquence. Stop weaving and see how the pattern improves” - Rumi
Video Documentation: Justine Blau, Elise Sottile; Video Edit: John Herman
Production: Inês Alves, Elise Sottile
Following their second collaborative performance, TABLE OF NEGOTIATION, in which Va-Bene Elikem Fiatsi [crazinisT artisT] and John Herman explored the constructs and notions of imperfect or non-normative bodies, the two performance artists developed their third collaboration, SILENT NOISE. Their new piece is a reflection and a monumental intervention to reimagine the relationship of the body to global politics, power dynamics, time, space, privilege and vulnerability.
As an intervention, the artists will reclaim the invitation of Bert Theis' work PHILOSOPHICAL PLATFORM - which was inspired by the staircase in Raphael's School of Athens in the Vatican Stanze on which the great Greek philosophers are depicted. It invites the public to witness, observe, participate, rethink and contemplate on eclectic bodies and selective solidarity.
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