Caterina Silva:
Secret Society of Lovers

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Secret Society of Lovers

Friday 9 September, 6 – 8pm

The performance Secret Society of Lovers works as a counterbalance to the proliferation of products-objects-paintings displayed in the gallery. Marta Montevecchi, Matteo Locci and Johan Kisteman will enact a series of descriptive actions instructed by Caterina Silva, to be performed for almost three hours during the exhibition. The actions depicted are those performed by the artist before and during her painting process. During the opening of the exhibition, they will be translated by other bodies, freed from the physicality of the materials, devoid of productive goals. Reduced to a series of verbal instructions, the actions become gestures, elements of an improvised long-duration choreography.

The production of meaning, and therefore value, is left in the hand of the performers that will undertake the emotional responsibility of the situation, the possibility of its developments and the potential interaction of the audience. The artist will be absent during the performance, completing a residency at the Asia Culture Centre in Gwangju, South Korea.