a place to die


photos by (1) lorenza cini, (2) marco sitran, (3) edward smith, (4-5-6) lorenza cini.

a place to die.

4 hours.
solo performance under the mentorship of vestandpage, venice international performance art week co-creation prologue I, curated by francesco carol rolla, vestandpage.
palazzo mora, venice, italy, 2017.

I first called the ghosts of the stone. I closed my eyes to the world to look into their eyes.

a place to die is a ritual. a research on&in the body, on&in the place to connect with a place i’ve been for the very first time, to make it home for a while, to clean it and myself from the ghosts of the past. a question about geographical & spatial belongings, death & rebirth, power & wound. a seeking for healing. a calling for getting stonger together.

in a room with a ground that stones were spreading with straggling red rose petals on i drew houses by stones. after each stones i pricked needle(s) on my body. after each needles i laid stones above my body and lied still for a while. after almost three and half hours first, i carried all the stones with the ones which are drewn as houses in the middle of the room to around the mirror then after lying down on the mirror i laid them on my body pricked needles. i lit a candle near to my head and put little candles among the stones above the needles for let the audience light.