Mybodyisyourbodyproject (How Many Drops for Chaos?)

Mybodyisyourbodyproject (How Many Drops for Chaos?)

Amae + Davide Allieri

Saturday 26 January 2013 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

MACT/CACT and the artists gave the possibility to follow the whole performance on Stream TV.

“How Many Drops For Chaos?” analyses concepts such as order and chaos, fluidity and polarity, all as a pivot points of Queer Theory. The origin of this action is the connection between body and nature in Jackson Pollock’s action painting, where the breaking of rules was represented in what seemed to be a chaotic vortex of his drip painting.

Amae re-interprets these drip paintings but rather than the drips being ejected from the painter onto the canvas in a shamanic dance, Amae anchors it to the body in a performance of self-tattooing, where the image of the drops is cut into the skin without ever being transferred out of the performer.
Amae’s dripping is an extended action of the re-writing of the derma, though no more controlled than Pollock’s painting it is more static. The drops metaphorically defy the force of gravity, they rain from the inside towards the epidermis, not unlike the effect of the orbit of the moon on the ocean tide. This is an action intended to subvert the concept of painting as a performance action in that it leaves its trace directly on the body. The body becomes a microcosm that is testimony to fluid and constant transformation.

On the occasion of the performance How Many Drops For Chaos?, in the framework of MYBODYISYOURBODYPROJECT taking place at MACT/CACT, Amae and Pier Giorgio De Pinto will present to the attending public and journalists the new project 58 (+1) INDICES ON THE BODY – Emulation as mimicry of transit within performance art. Empathy and conflict between identity and otherness.

The artistic collective Amae and the artist Pier Giorgio De Pinto present an impressive project, whose topics come from the treaty 58 indices sur le corps (Editor’s note “58 indices on the body”), written in 2006 by Jean Luc Nancy and related to his book Corpus.
The project entitled 58 (+1) INDICES ON THE BODY – Emulation as mimicry of transit within performance art. Empathy and conflict between identity and otherness will be an excursus on the contemporary body and its boundaries/potentials in a perspective that flattens the hierarchy between artist and audience through the process of emulation. This would enable the audience to unleash conflicts, which push towards a critical approach instead of a simple behavioural mimicry.
The themes preferred by the collective Amae and by De Pinto such as transience, transfer, otherness, virtuality, Queer Theory will be the very soul of the project, which – inspired by the 58 indices by Nancy – will take charge of a method of creative presentation leading into a series of 58 (plus one) performances. The performances will focus on the idea of body from the physical, philosophical, biological, psychological, emotional, social, educational, economical and cultural point of view.

Amae and De Pinto will literally fuse their bodies, not only to demonstrate the occupied/achieved contiguity/interruption by each body, but in order to bring to life a body/corpus unicum: here the physical, philosophical and psychological extension of the body in action will find its shape. These will be bodies put into a condition of mutation and transience: a technological, biological and political introduction will allow:
1. to stimulate discussion around the idea of the contemporary body itself in pursuit of a new awareness of the agents engaged with the project.

2. to communicate the cultural change required to broaden the under standing of the word “body”.

3. the various agents to bravely explore their own selves, in order to be able to engage with the discourse about the contemporary social human being.

4. to put together an enormous quantity of data, collected and synthesised into a text (corpus), which must give due consideration to all facets from which the contemporary human being is built.

The long series of performances will cause the active visitor to be themselves author of those thoughts, of those actions and integrate them all.

During 58 (+1) INDICES ON THE BODY the body Amae/De Pinto will put the public into a condition of active interaction with the performers through the use of technologies and softwares that were originally created for commercial and/or scientific purposes and now exploited for a brand new artistic practice. Among them we remind: QR codes, as viral diffuser of messages, texts, animations and videos. The use of video and audio-interactive installations, as well as softwares such as Processing, G-Force, Aeon and Whitecap of Soundspectrum and ASCII Projektor, or management softwares for the augmented reality, like FLARToolkit.

Ph. Pier Giorgio De Pinto © PRO LITTERIS Zürich and AMAE.



Museo e Centro d’Arte Contemporanea Ticino

Via Tamaro 3, Bellinzona.

Opening hours

Saturday 26 January 2013

10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

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